The Carter Creek Ranch lies in Middle Park, a high and narrow basin in north-central Colorado that surrounds the headwaters of the Colorado River. Situated on the western edge of the valley, the property overlooks Muddy Creek, Wolford Mountain Reservoir, Whiteley Peak, and the Gore Range. Backing up to thousands of acres of State land, BLM and adjoining National Forest, the property is practically surrounded by public land and wide open spaces. The ranch’s BLM grazing allotment adjoins the property on the southern end and a state lease connects with the property on the northern side.
Elevations on the ranch range from 7,500 to 8,000 feet and reach higher as you wind your way up into the Carter Mountain State Land to the east. The deeded acreage features rolling hillsides, and draws and bends carved by Carter Creek that runs for over a mile through the ranch from the eastern edge of the property down to the western border. There are dramatic sandstone bluffs and rock outcroppings that overlook and protect two large swales that serve as lush irrigated pasture. A 2-acre pond sits in the middle of the property that adds a wonderful aesthetic value, and the rolling irrigated hay meadow overlooks the ranch from the north.
- Rainfall (in.): 12.0
- Snowfall (in.): 50.2
- Precipitation Days: 86
- Sunny Days: 249
- Avg. July High (deg F): 81
- Avg. Jan. Low (deg F): -1
Carter Creek Ranch includes a log home with 3-bedrooms and 2 ½-baths. This main residence is situated atop a hillside for stunning views of the surrounding valley, Wolford Mountain Reservoir and the distant Gore Mountain Range to the south, and Whiteley Peak to the north. The house is well appointed and features a game room, 2-car garage, a wrap-around deck, and sun garden.
The ranch also has a 3-bed 2-bath manager’s home that is very clean and well maintained. A stone’s throw from the manager’s house is a two-car detached storage garage. A large equipment shed/barn support equine and livestock activities and are complete with corrals, chutes, scales, and a calving barn.
Carter Creek Ranch is located just 13 miles north of the town of Kremmling on the east side of Highway 40. Another 45 minutes north of the ranch is Steamboat Springs, and Granby is less than an hour away. The property is easily accessible year-round via Highway 40, and driving to the ranch from Denver takes just about 2 hours.