The Gore Canyon Ranch resides in the coveted 14,733-acre Grand River Ranch in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Situated only two miles from Kremmling, this community of ranches is a unique combination of high alpine aspens, vertical rock formations, lush valleys, and rolling irrigated meadows. Grand River Ranch was designed for those who wish to own a ranch but need access to resort-class amenities like the artfully crafted main lodge, private fishing cabins, and equestrian facilities. It is rare for a property at Grand River Ranch to become available, especially a ranch with unobstructed views of the Gore Range, Flat Tops Wilderness, and the Continental Divide. The 337-acre Gore Canyon Ranch sits on the southern end of the community atop the Gore Canyon with the sound of the Colorado River raging below. The property is the perfect canvass for future owners to build their dream home with an existing trail system, drive way, underground electricity, and existing well. When you buy into the Grand River Ranch, you are investing in your own slice of the American West with all the comforts of home.
The Grand River Ranch is a mixture of timbered high country, open parks, rock faces, irrigated hay meadows, fishing ponds, and creekside. As you enter the main entrance at Grand River you are first met with the main headquarters, barn, and clay pigeon shooting range.The main road is maintained all year round by the owners association and weaves through property to the Grand River Lodge, fishing ponds and cabins, and all owned parcels. The Gore Ranch is at the south of the property and is a combination of steep canyons, native grassy meadows, timbered high country and quaking aspens. As you wind up Piney Road, Kremmling sits below. Next to the year-round maintained road sits thousands of wildflowers and native grasses.
The Grand River Ranch
In addition to their private ranches, owners have access to the 1,000 acres of community property and the use of all owners association amenities including:
- Grand River Lodge: A 7,000 sqft Grand River Lodge that provides full service overnight accommodations as well as a five star dining experience. The lodge is home to multiple guest suites, a media room, commercial kitchen, extensive bar, dining area, library, and comfortable living room.
- Headquarters: The main headquarters at Grand River Ranch boasts an equestrian center complete with horse barn with horses, tack, instructions, boarding capabilities, riding arena and stalls. The headquareters also boasts nearby championship sporting clays and rifle, .22, and pistol ranges.
- On-Site Fishing: Members of Grand River Ranch have access to the 20+ acre stocked lake and the daytime use and overnight cabin, canoes, boat, dock, and fishing equipment shed. On the northern end of the property, members also have the choice of staying at two daytime use and overnight cabins along world class fly-fishing on 1.5 miles of blue ribbon tailwaters of Muddy Creek.
The entrance to the Grand River Ranch is only a short drive outside of Kremmling along US 40 and less than an hour from Winter Park and Steamboat. Kremmling is two hours from Denver, less than two and a half hours from DIA, and 40 minutes from Silverthorne. The town of Kremmling is home to all the basic services one would ever need in addition to a jet accessible airport at the McElroy Field Airport with two 7,400 feet runways hangars and tiedowns. The Yampa and Eagle County Regional Airports are all less than two hours away for those that require regional air transport. Kremmling is also home to the confluence of the Blue River and the Colorado River, and Wolford Mountain Reservoir. From Gore Canyon Ranch, owners can access BLM ground and National Forest while also taking in views of the Gore Range, Continental Divide, and Upper Colorado River Valley from afar.
Grand River Ranch ranges from 7,300 feet and 10,000 feet above sea level. The ranch sees somewhere around 100 inches a year of snowfall. In the winter time, temperatures range from the teens to 30s, and in the summer, owners are met with sunny days with temperatures ranging from the upper 70s to low 40s.
Members of Grand River Ranch have access to fishing along 1.5 miles of Muddy Creek at the North East corner of the property. This stretch of Muddy Creek has undergone extensive stream enhancements and is right below the Wolford Mountain Reservoir. Due to its location beneath the reservoir, the temperature of the water in this stretch of the river is colder than others and perfect for populations of Brown trout, Rainbow trout, creek chubs, and fathead minnows.
Members can also fish in the 20+ acre pond on the property or take a short drive to fish the nearby Colorado River or Blue River. The stretch of the Blue River between Kremmling and Dillon, and the stretch of the Colorado River between US 40 bridge and the confluence with the Williams Fork are both designated as Gold Medal waters.
Skiing: Grand River Ranch is located in the heart of Colorado ski country. Members have access to numerous ski areas only an hour away, including Winter Park, Steamboat, Breckenridge, and Keystone. The property is also only 75 minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek.
Onsite Winter Activities: Snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails. A new 10 mile trail is currently being added.
Incredible big game hunting can be found on the property and the surrounding BLM ground. There are four hunting units within this section of BLM ground including 37, 27, 15, and 361. All four sections provide incredible elk hunting with trophy elk being harvested annually.
The property has well maintained trails and roads for numerous recreational endeavors including hiking, mountain biking, four wheeling, and horseback riding. During the winter months, the terrain also lends itself to incredible snowmobiling and skiing.
For those who prefer water sports, members can go water skiing, sailing, or paddle boarding on Wolford Reservoir or rafting on the Colorado River.
Grand River Ranch is an ecologically sensitive recreational retreat. There are over 150 species of bird and 50 species of mammal on the 14,733 acre ranch. In order to preserve these species, the ranch has implemented a holistic approach. The goal of the community is to balance the enjoyment of members of the ranch with overall preservation. The association has introduced reasonable covenants on each individual ranch that preserve the natural resources and history of the parcels. The owners association has spent $20 million on ecologically sensitive infrastructure like underground utilities, roads, and wells. They have also done extensive stream restoration on Muddy Creek, built wildlife friendly fences, and implemented grass and forest management plans. Specifically on Gore Canyon Ranch, the current owner has paid for extensive beetle kill tree removal to strengthen the existing forest growth.