One of the most beloved, well-known properties in the greater Roaring Fork Valley as a result of the Dallenbach family’s longtime hospitality and stewardship. Many locals and visitors have attended events large and small hosted at the ranch, including the Colorado 500, weddings, and the numerous non-profit fundraisers that often take place on the emerald lawn beside the beautiful Fryingpan River.
Approximately 3,000 linear feet of both sides of this gold medal stream, one of the largest private holdings on “The Pan,” one of the great wading, trout streams of Colorado.
Several wells, a spring, and a surface water right irrigate roughly twenty acres and supply water to the numerous cabins and home.
Bordered on three sides by a Colorado state wildlife area and BLM land, making the property “play” even larger and adding to fishing and hunting opportunities.
Five minutes to downtown Basalt, fifteen to Willits and Whole Foods, and thirty to the other Roaring Fork Valley communities, including world-class Aspen and its ski areas and airport (upvalley), and Carbondale and Glenwood Springs (downvalley), meaning everything one needs is nearby.
The property is located at a comfortable all-season elevation of 6,500 feet.
Ruedi Reservoir is located fifteen minutes away in the upper Fryingpan Valley, where boating, camping, and more fishing can be enjoyed.
Historically called the Wood’n’Handle Ranch, the property was originally homesteaded in the 1880s, but acquired by Indy Car race driver, Wally Dallenbach in 1973. The family has since run it as a gentlemen guest ranch, grossing a six-figure income from cabin and event rental.
This property is co-listed with Michael Latousek of Douglas Elliman Aspen.
Approximately 6,300 deeded acres; 4,000 acres BLM lease
2.5 hours from Denver, 3 hours from Denver International Airport, 1 hour from Pueblo, CO airport
200 acres irrigated meadow
Three newer homes, including 2015 3-bedroom, 3-bath lodge; 2013 3-bedroom (large), 2-bath headquarters/manager’s home; and a totally remodeled 2-bedroom (bunk room with room for 8 beds), 2-bath guest cabin with power and good well near the northern boundary
70×120 insulated, heated, monolithic cement floored shop with walk-in cooler and two 12×14 electric overhead doors
Two thriving trout ponds with reproducing fish up to 8 pounds
Lots of elk with potential for 340”-380”+ bulls. Mule deer, bighorn sheep, black bear, and Merriam’s turkey, as well as some antelope, blue grouse, and of course mountain lion, roam the property as well.
An excellent system of highly improved roads throughout all areas of the ranch
All new 5-strand perimeter and pasture fencing
Carrying capacity of 200 mother cows year-round, and cattle handling facilities including 27×60 calving shed and working pens
Diverse terrain ranging from lower open meadows to gently rolling ponderosa and oak-covered hills on up to alpine aspen/spruce/fir forests with mountain meadows