The fishing and hunting resources at Elk Creek Ranch are owned and controlled by the membership, providing a unique and unspoiled natural habitat. The ranch’s ongoing dedication to protecting its wild landscapes through planned stewardship efforts illustrates the membership’s cohesive commitment to preserving this wonderful environment for future generations. A talented and experienced staff of fishing and hunting guides create a seamless sporting experience that is catered to each member/owner or guest. These special resources truly make Elk Creek Ranch stand apart and offer fishing and hunting adventures that are second to none.
The fly-fishing at Elk Creek is one of the best and largest private fisheries in the lower 48. Known for some of the best dry-fly fishing anywhere, the ranch enjoys over 25 miles of private rivers and streams. The ranch has three distinct fisheries, including approximately eight miles of the main stem of the White River, that provide a diversity of water that keeps even the most discerning angler occupied for a lifetime. The White River is a classic freestone stream that offers big river style fishing, prolific hatches, and large rainbow and brown trout. The eleven miles of the South Fork offers more technical fishing with sight-casting opportunities and epic grasshopper and terrestrial action in late summer. Five miles of Elk Creek provides a smaller meandering stream setting for fly-fishermen that enjoy a lighter presentation and traditional creek fishing. In addition there are 12 private lakes, totaling approximately 30 surface acres, providing wonderful still water opportunities for big trout.
In addition to the unparalleled fly-fishing, Elk Creek Ranch also offers an abundance of world-class big game hunting opportunities. Near the base of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, this region is a sanctuary for North America’s largest resident elk herd as well as mule deer, moose, bear and upland birds. In the fall months the ranch’s focus shifts to hunting and member/owners enjoy private hunts with elite guides from the archery season through rifle seasons. The acquisition and purchase of hunting permits are expertly coordinated by ranch staff with the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Department, ensuring a worry free and streamlined experience.
Other recreational activities at Elk Creek Ranch are plentiful. Aside from fishing and hunting, there are endless other sporting pursuits. The ranch’s private and surrounding lands provide an extensive network of maintained trails that are excellent for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and ATV’ing. The ranch also features a professional quality sporting clays course to perfect your shooting skills. Winter activities at Elk Creek include snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.