RAFTER 5 SNAKE RIVER RANCH
Northwest Colorado Hunting,Fishing and Recreation Ranch
The Rafter 5 Snake River Ranch is 741 acres of high desert rangeland located in the northwest corner of Colorado. Approximately one mile of both sides of the Little Snake River winds through and along the eastern edge of the ranch. A newer log cabin with wrap-around porch sits on a high plateau overlooking the long river valley. The ranch is remote and located in and near some of the best big game hunting units in the state.
The ranch is located just off of well-maintained county roads. It is accessed via a seasonal county road that terminates just beyond the southern boundary of the ranch. Maybell, with a convenience store and fuel stop, restaurant and an elementary school, is 22 miles to the east. Craig with a population of about 9,000 is another 30 miles east. Commercial air service in Hayden is approximately 70 miles east. Steamboat Springs and its world-class skiing is under a two-hour drive east. This particular area of Colorado is known for trophy bull elk, wild-west history and vast expanses of public lands.
The majority of this part of the state consists of BLM land interspersed with private cattle and sheep ranches located mainly along the irrigated meadow bottoms of the Yampa and Little Snake Rivers. Much of the drive from Maybell to the ranch takes in the scenic contrast between the light, sand colored hills and the brilliant green fields straddling the river. The ranch is located in Game Management Units 2 and 11; both are tightly managed, highly sought after areas for trophy elk and mule deer hunting. Dinosaur National Monument is within 15 miles of the ranch as is the Sandwash area that is home to several herds of wild horses. Craig, Colorado, has two grocery stores, a new hospital offering a full range of emergency care and medical services, and an accredited two-year college. Commercial air service is located in Hayden, Colorado with daily flights to Denver International Airport as well as several direct flights all over the country during the ski season.