Pass Creek Ranch
Bordering the White River National Forest for 3 miles, the ranch offers exclusive Blue River frontage, lush irrigated fields, and exquisite improvements.
- Sitting at an elevation of 8,150 feet to 9,200 feet, nearly 3 miles of the property borders National Forest
- Excellent fly-fishing along 0.7 miles of the Blue River and another .5 miles on adjoining National Forest
- 5,741 sq. ft. main home designed by Snowden and Hopkins
- Approximately 180 acres of irrigated fields produce an average of 8,000 bales of hay and 750 bales of alfalfa bales a year
- Only 15 miles outside of Silverthorne, 80 miles from Denver, and within an hour drive from Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Copper
- Unencumbered and protected views of the Gore Range
- Leased and owned water rights totaling nearly 30 cfs with 8.9 cfs senior to the Colorado River Compact
- Extensive wildlife and within migration corridor for elk and deer
- The property has extremely high conservation value as it adjoins thousands of acres of private land protected by conservation easements in addition to the National Forest
This is one of the most coveted river valleys in Colorado with world-class fly fishing and spectacular panoramic views of the Gore Range all within 20 miles of skiing and 80 miles of Denver. Bordering the White River National Forest for 3 miles, the Pass Creek Ranch offers exclusive Blue River frontage, lush irrigated fields, and exquisite improvements.
The 5,741 sq. ft. main home at Pass Creek Ranch sits at the northern end of the property at the end of a private driveway. The home was built along the banks of the Blue River surrounded by mature Aspens and Blue Spruce with unencumbered views of the Gore Range.
Built in 1996 with post and beam construction, well-known Vail architects Snowdon and Hopkins designed the home to honor the valley that surrounds the property. As you move through the home you will come across personalized details including the Peter Fillerup lighting fixtures, a piece of wood from the original homestead used as the hearth on the kitchen fireplace, and a custom ceramic inlay by John Glick
The main entrance opens up to the Gore Range and Blue River behind 30-foot floor-to-ceiling double pane windows and a hand-crafted river rock fireplace. This floor is also home to massive outdoor deck space, dining room, two bedrooms, and a spacious kitchen with marble countertops, professional-grade Thermadore appliances, a fireplace, and an island large enough for any meal.
Owners can access privacy in the top floor master suite with access to a steam shower, Jacuzzi bath, office space, and personal balcony.
The ground floor is perfect for guests or the younger members of the family. There are two bedrooms, a mudroom, a laundry room, a two-car garage, and a living room that opens up to the back lawn with direct access to the Blue River.
The improvements were designed to preserve the beauty of the land by having underground utilities and materials that complement the mountain landscape.
The one-story 1,930 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath manager’s home was built in 1950 and updated in 1999 for the current manager. The home runs on a domestic well, a wood-burning stove, and has a septic system.
Rental Home: Red Roof House
The third home on the property is 1,687 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and was built in 1998. The home is used as a rental and brings in monthly income to the current owner.
Ranch Operation Improvements
The property is also home to numerous ranch improvements including:
- Boarders Barn
- Equipment Shed
- Hay Barn
- Former stagecoach driver bunkhouse
- Underground power lines on the grid
- Domestic wells
- Septic systems for each home