Inyanga Ranch

Private. Pristine. Perfect.

Pristine. Private. Perfect. A sublime parcel of the American West, Inyanga Ranch consists of over 530 acres of beautiful river frontage, ponds, meadows and historic cabins at the end of a box canyon, which is protected by steep sandstone cliffs that rise up to the Flat Tops Wilderness. This Western Colorado ranch has all the attributes you would want in a perfect ranch retreat.

Named after a national park in the owner’s native Zimbabwe, Inyanga is bordered on three sides by national forest and BLM land and accessed by a narrow road for maximum privacy, tranquility and security. At its center sits a “jewel box” of a house by award-winning Colorado architect Jack Snow of RKD Architects, which was carefully crafted in a simple palette of metal, cedar and tones of cut granite to echo the surrounding cliffs and blend into the environment.

Water. Water. Water.  Inyanga Ranch is blessed with some of the best water resources and amenities of any ranch in the West.

Fishing: Endless fishing opportunities abound from the two miles of Canyon Creek that flow through the ranch, as well as nine spring-fed ponds (teeming with three species of trout) and nearby Colorado River and Roaring Fork Valley. Take a short jaunt further and will find Green River. Just over the Flat Tops, Marvine Creek and the White River flow through Meeker, Colorado on their way through two major fishing resorts.

Waterfowl: The ranch looks like a giant waterpark from the air and attracts an a plethora of waterfowl. The current owners do not hunt, but the potential is excellent.

Canyon Creek is the largest water flow from of the adjoining Flat Tops Wilderness Area that covers millions of acres of western Colorado recreation area and is home to the largest elk herd in North America. 15 minutes away, you can float the Colorado in the morning, be back for lunch and spend the afternoon on miles of private fishing. If you want to catch an evening hatch on the beautiful well-stocked ranch ponds, they are literally off the back porch.

Irrigation: Inyanga’s many water rights derive from Canyon Creek, servicing ponds and a state-of-the-art, newly constructed water delivery system. The system includes all-new head gates, underground pipes and a large pumping station that feeds the hay meadows and the entire ranch. The ranch gets its agricultural tax status by harvesting 75+ acres of lush grass hay. The entire ranch was replanted in selected pasture grasses to eliminate unwanted species and is on its way to becoming weed free through diligent management.

Climate: Inyanga’s relatively low elevation, 6,300 feet, and long growing season, offer endless growing opportunities and year-round recreation activities. Near the blossoming Colorado wine region, there is a possibility to plant and harvest multiple types of grapes.

Accessibility: Aspen, Vail and the largest county-maintained airport in western Colorado are minutes from the ranch.

For more information, download the digital brochure (PDF).

– Base Information Map
– Zoning and Soil Maps
– Water Rights Location Map
Satellite Image
– Western Art & Architecture Article
– Improvement Survey Plat
– Summary of Water & Mineral Rights
– Water Supply Contract
Irrevocable License Agreement
Final Decree

Main Home Rendering Video
Property Tour
– Inyanga Guest House
– Inyanga Ranch Lodge
– Inyanga Ranch Cabin
– Inyanga Ranch Shop