Granite Peaks Ranch
Exquisite, One-of a-kind Fly-fishing and Equestrian Estate
Granite Peaks Ranch is an exquisite, one-of a-kind, 565-acre fly-fishing and equestrian estate – the last privately owned ranch before the vast Weminuche Wilderness. With three miles of the Pine River, the property offers exceptional fly fishing for rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout a few steps from the main residence and cabins. There are several architectural masterpieces consisting of a 5,500 square foot main home with a detached garage that has an 800 sq ft. caretaker’s apartment above it, 1,677 sq ft., private guest house on the river, two large horse barns, and three historic cabins which have been completely restored. The entire property is beautifully scaled and landscaped – all fitting naturally into the surrounding environment. It is encircled by majestic granite peaks which climb to over 12,000 feet and tower over lush meadows and mixed forest of evergreens, pines and aspens. Granite Peaks Ranch borders a hiking trail providing direct access into the 500,000-acre Weminuche Wilderness – the largest wilderness area in Colorado and the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests providing a combined total acreage of over 3.5 million acres.
Location and Area:
Granite Peaks Ranch is located at 7,800 feet above sea level and is directionally oriented east to west allowing for maximum sunshine. The ranch sits in the heart of the unspoiled San Juan National Forest, offering a variety of recreational opportunities and just minutes from Vallecito Lake, one of the most beautiful bodies of water in Colorado featuring 12 miles of shoreline. Vallecito (Spanish for Little Valley), an ancestral home to many of Colorado’s Ute Indians, became the name of the sparkling waters of the lake it surrounded.
Durango is a town of rural mountain charm and character and has many big city conveniences including a new, state-of-the-art hospital, fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, golf courses, first-class fly fishing and numerous outdoor hiking and biking trails offering endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. The town is 6,512 ft. and is surrounded by scenic mountains and receives over 300 days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80’s while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant, light powdery snow.
The La Plata County area, which includes Durango and Bayfield, has a population of 44,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Phoenix with seasonal service to Houston and includes facilities for full-service general aviation. Granite Peaks Ranch is 100 miles from Telluride, 170 miles from Grand Junction, 200 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, approximately 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs and 450 miles from Phoenix.