Camp Rock Ranch

Hunting, Fishing & Recreational Ranch with Excellent Improvements and Colorado Wilderness

The 162±-acre Camp Rock Ranch is surprisingly close to Denver in an alpine wilderness with a trout stream running through it. Snowcapped Mount Evans and wildflower meadows are framed by a picture window in the restored and modernized historic log hunting lodge. A massive native stone fireplace dominates the great room. The ranch is completely surrounded by National Forest and a State Wildlife Preserve. Hunting for trophy elk and deer is exceptional and there is excellent fishing in approximately ½ mile of Bear Creek that meanders through the property. Many more miles of stream and lake fishing is easily accessible only from the ranch. The pristine surroundings belie the fact that the ranch is only 20± road miles from Evergreen Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Denver International Airport is about 1.5 hours away and a jet-capable airport is less than an hour away. The property is served by well and septic with power supplied by a new solar array with a backup generator.

Camp Rock Ranch is approximately 20 miles west of Evergreen, Colorado via Upper Bear Creek Road and Camp Rock Road. Evergreen is a picturesque foothills community that offers easy access to downtown Denver plus boutique shopping, restaurants and all services. The ranch is approximately an hour drive from both Denver and major ski areas and is its own nature preserve This “end of the road” gated sanctuary is nestled into wilderness on the flanks of the 14,264’ Mount Evans and is surrounded by National Forest and the Mount Evans Wilderness Area. Access is provided by a forest service road. Elevations on the ranch range from 8,800’ along the creek and meadows to 9,200’.

The 162-acre ranch is completely surrounded by the Mount Evans Wildlife Management Area and national forest. The historic four bedroom, two bath log hunting lodge has been completely restored and updated with modern appliances and fittings. The great room features a stone fireplace and picture windows framing dramatic views of snowcapped mountains and wildflower meadows. The property is off the grid and served by a large new solar array and backup generator, new well and septic system.

A trout stream runs through this jewel of a ranch for approximately one half mile. Many more miles of stream, as well as alpine lake fishing, are accessible from the ranch but are nearly inaccessible to the public. Trophy elk, deer and other wildlife abound in the area. Some of the finest trophy elk hunting in America is to be had on and around the ranch which is located in the best section of prolific Colorado Game Management Area 39. It is completely surrounded by the Mount Evans Wildlife Management Area and national forest. Vehicular access on the forest service road to the ranch is closed to the public after the last elk season to protect the elk but owners have the gate combination and unlimited access. Meadows filled with wild flowers reminiscent of The Sound of Music, rock outcrops , old growth forest and aspen groves make this a truly special place. There are hiking and equestrian trails to high mountain lakes in the thousands of acres of surrounding wilderness. Total seclusion and relatively easy access make this a one of a kind retreat.

Evergreen, Colorado was originally a ranching community and mountain tourist mecca on the banks of Bear Creek. During the 1920’s and 30’s famous big band leaders such as Tommy Dorsey and Lawrence Welk played in the ballroom of the nearby Troutdale-in-the-Pines resort. The resort was a favorite mountain retreat of Teddy Roosevelt and such Hollywood celebrities as Clark Gable, Jack Benny and Greta Garbo. The completion of nearby Interstate 70 and modern parkways have now made Evergreen a convenient commuter community for Denver. Downtown Evergreen has retained its rustic charm and western mountain ambiance.

The headwaters of Bear Creek are on the property and meander through the ranch’s meadows and canyons. The owners are pleased with the fishing and have not felt the need to alter or enhance the creek. A modest stream habitat enhancement program could improve trout holding capacity. Another small tributary spring flows past the lodge. Household water is provided by a well.

AG-forest zoning and a forest management plan with the Colorado State Forest Service insure minimal real estate tax of $788.40