The Blue River Fishing Ranch features world class gold medal rated waters in a magnificent alpine setting along the Gore Range. Over a mile of river is surrounded by a large ranch in strong conservation oriented hands. This stretch of river produces numerous Rainbow and Brown Trout in the 22-30 inch range. To enhance the fishing habitat, bank stability work has been done along with rock structures placed strategically along the river. The ranch is located in the heart of Colorado’s ski country and only one hour and forty-five minutes from Denver. Improvements include a five bedroom two bath home and a classic 100 year old barn. Like a rare piece of art, this one of a kind property in the midst of Colorado’s high country is a sport fisherperson’s dream.
The Blue River Fishing Ranch lies along Colorado’s legendary Blue River, approximately 30 miles north of Silverthorne in north central Colorado. The property is located directly off U.S. Highway 9, providing year-round access, in a valley bounded by the Williams Fork Mountains on the east and the Gore Range on the west. The small town of Kremmling is 5 miles to the north, providing easy access to groceries and other basic services. Drive time from Denver via I-70 is about one hour and 45 minutes. The Blue River Fishing Ranch is centrally located in Colorado Ski Country and is convenient to six major ski areas including Vail, Steamboat and Winter Park. The ranch is only 10 minutes from the Kremmling Airport, which has a 5,100 ft. runway and can handle even the largest private jet aircraft. Commercial fights also are available via either the Yampa Valley Airport or Denver International Airport.
Property and Amenities
The dominant feature of the ranch is more than a mile of very private and fishable frontage on the gold medal waters of the Blue River. There are roughly 150 acres of bottomland and hay meadow along the river featuring large stands of cottonwood trees and magnificent views of Eagles Nest and Mount Powell to the south. The balance of the approx. 230 acres is native rangeland sloping up to a protective bench that buffers the property from the highway. The ranch is bounded on three sides by a large ranch that is in strong conservation-oriented hands and is actively managed for wildlife habitat protection and improvement.
Seldom will you find a property that can match the quality of fishing offered by this stretch of the Blue River, let alone one that is also within striking distance of both the Denver Front Range and Colorado Ski Country. The current owners have carefully and proactively managed the habitat and flow of the river to enhance both the fishery and bank stablility. Rock structures (including numerous cross veins and j weirs) have been strategically placed throughout the entire length of the property. These structures, plus the downstream flow requirements on the Colorado River (the Blue joins the Colorado just a few miles downstream), have maintained outstanding fishery habitat even with the drought conditions of the last few years.