Beautiful mountain property with over 1 ¼ miles of Williams Fork River frontage
Completely renovated home overlooking the river and access to adjacent BLM Lands with year-round access all within 2 hours of Denver and less than 45 minutes to Summit County ski areas or Winter Park
The Williams Fork River is a tributary of the Colorado River with headwaters just west of Berthoud Pass
The property’s stretch of river is easily wadeable from either side of the bank and produces rainbows, browns, and the occasional cutthroat and brook trout
Newly renovated, very comfortable 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with deck overlooking the river
Unencumbered by Conservation Easements allowing the new owner the ability to either conserve or develop
The current owner has invested significant resources to mitigate beetle kill timber, which in turn reduces fire danger, improves aesthetic values, and also encourages new growth native grasses, aspen, pine, spruce, and fir
Recreational opportunities abound not only on the ranch but also in the vicinity from fly fishing on the property to other nearby gold medal waters on the Williams Fork and nearby Colorado and Blue Rivers
Other outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, downhill or cross-country skiing, and hunting can all be enjoyed on or around the property and surrounding Arapaho National Forest areas
Located between Glenwood Springs and New Castle CO on I-70 – an interchange is less than a mile away and the interstate bisects the property for 1.5 miles; the 1,123-ac property stretches from the Colorado River north to BLM uplands
The Farm is transitional real estate. Located within New Castle’s Urban Growth Boundary (see map) and adjacent to the town’s boundaries, its locale expedites future annexation and development according to the Garfield County Comprehensive Plan 2030, and depending on a new owner’s plans and how they want to position or enjoy the property.
Over 16 CFS of water rights that irrigate approximately 300 acres of the valley floor (that’s over 1,000 annual acre/feet in terms of consumptive water supply)
Approximately 9,000 linear feet of Colorado River frontage, a terrific fishery for large browns and rainbows
A 10-acre, 1,700’ long lake for water-skiing and SUP water activities
The Farm is likely the largest flat, irrigated expanse on a single, private property in the entire I-70 corridor thru the rugged Rocky Mountain stretch between Denver and Grand Junction
Adjacent to BLM lands, the uplands are home to terrific hunting on oak and sage dotted wildlife habitat
Elevation of the property ranges from 5,500’ on the river, to 6,500’ in the uplands, providing a terrific four-season climate
Over $100K of income production derived from various residential, agricultural, and recreational activities
This property is co-listed with Michael Latousek of Douglas Elliman Aspen.
Located in the majestic North Fork Valley equidistant between Aspen and Telluride and just west of Gunnison, Colorado
Comfortable and rustically elegant, the interiors at Smith Fork Ranch reveal the owner’s appreciation for the great traditions of the American West
1.35 miles of private fishing on the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River, an additional private stream, and several ponds
Overlooking the West Elk Range of the Rocky Mountains, the property is surrounded by the Gunnison National Forest
Needle Rock Natural Area can be viewed from the home which rests beneath the Ragged and West Elk Ranges to the east, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to the south, and the Grand Mesa to the north
Luxurious improvements including one main residence, two guest residences, a lovingly restored lodge, three cabins, post and beam barn with apartments and stalls, and staff housing
Custom-designed and hand-made pieces mix with American Primitive antiques, art, rugs, and accessories from leading western and Native American artisans
5,815 +/- deeded acres with adjoining 9,760 acre +/- BLM lease and 792 acres State lease
3,150 acres of hay meadows and pastures irrigated by historic water rights consisting of 251 cfs and 936 acre feet of storage in Butte Reservoir
Excellent fly-fishing along 4.3 miles of the North Platte River, 5 miles of Beaver Creek, .9 miles of the Roaring Fork River, and .5 miles of Hell Creek, and adjoins Gold Medal waters on three separate lakes within the Delaney Butte Lakes State Wildlife Area
Conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy on 3,735 acres of the ranch
Estimated carrying capacity of 925 cow/calf pairs
Numerous functional improvements with remodeled main residence, new manager’s home, two story owner/manager’s home, manufactured homes, historic barns, outbuildings, and corrals
Situated just 7 miles from Walden along county maintained roads, and easy access to world class skiing including one hour from Steamboat Springs, 1.5 hours from Winter Park and just under 3 hours from Denver, Colorado
Level topography along the North Park valley floor situated at an average of 8,000′ above sea level
The ranch sits at the base of the slopes of the Thirtynine Mile Mountain with unobstructed views of Pikes Peak, the Tarryall Mountains, the Mosquito Range, Elevenmile Reservoir and the blue ribbon stretch of the South Platte River dubbed the “Dream Stream”. The Pike National Forest adjoins the property to the south and there is an additional 1,200 acres of BLM that adjoins the property on the west, south and east. The topography of the property varies in elevation from 8,600′ -9,300′ and is comprised of open meadows, pine covered hillsides and thick aspen draws which support thriving populations of elk and mule deer. Union and Gilead Creeks both flow through the property feeding the numerous trout ponds.
The ranch is currently used for grazing cattle and recreational purposes. The abundance of adjoining public land would also make this an outstanding
The main home was constructed completely off the grid and utilizes state-of-the-art solar and wind generated systems for all of its power. With the property’s location adjoining National Forest, and its multitude of ponds, creeks and abundant wildlife, this ranch would be an ideal conservation easement candidate.
The ranch includes private stretches of both the Colorado River (1/2 mile) and Willow Creek (1/4 mile) offering abundant Brown and Rainbow trout with average lengths of 16-20 inches. During the fall, Rainbows can be seen spawning up portions of Willow Creek.
There are no homes or cabins on the property offering a clean slate for the new owner. The ranch has a recently constructed willow lined private access drive and private bridge over Willow Creek. Utilities are available to the property boundary.
Elevation is around 7,935 feet to just over 8,000 feet. On average, the area receives 13 inches of rain and 128 inches of snowfall. Temperatures in the summer range from lows in the 50’s at night to mid 80’s during the day.
The ranch represents one of the few undeveloped parcels situated along the headwaters of the upper Colorado River in Grand County. The ranch is certainly one of a kind and the area in known throughout Colorado for its watershed and important wildlife habitat.
2 ponds covering approximately 3 acres stocked with Bluegill, Rainbow Trout, and Catfish fed by a shallow alluvial water well
Waterfowl and upland bird habitat complete with willows, and cottonwood trees attracting over 200 bird species including migrating waterfowl
An estimated 261 acre-feet per year of non tributary groundwater available from the Fox-Hills Aquifer
Agate Reservoir is an off-stream reservoir with a capacity of 7,727 acre-feet of adjudicated water storage (Note that this amount of storage is high and historically, the reservoir provides irrigation rights for 70 acres and up to 605 acre-ft of water could be developed on an annual basis)
Another well provides water for livestock
Big game hunting for elk, white-tail deer, mule deer, and antelope
Numerous grasses including Alfalfa, Brome, Millet, Buffalo Grass, Dry Mix: 5-seed Grass Crop, Timothy Grass and Sunflowers
Located in Bonner Peak Ranch, a scenic, large acreage, gated ranch community where many residents can explore the wild backcountry surrounding their properties and take in the area’s wonderful geology and vistas;
Only a 25-min drive to the wonderful, award-winning college town of Fort Collins and all of its great restaurants, culture, and shops;
Hiking from the property to the adjacent Roosevelt National Forest;
The Residence totals 3,278 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, large patios, private decks, walking trails, and a garden;
Large Master bedroom is 21 ft x 41 ft;
Kitchen – a chef’s dream!
Studio/workshop/flex-space – this separate, 1,166 square-foot structure is a short stroll from the Main Residence that is ready to be a guest house, a studio, an artist studio (current use), or whatever a family needs;
A Finnish Sauna with a cold plunge and awesome views is one of many wellness offerings/activities that the property offers;
Bespoke custom-built furniture specially designed for the home is included