Riata Trail at Shadow Creek Ranch
Shared-Amenity Colorado Ranch With Hunting, Fishing, Wilderness and Luxury Amenities
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Shadow Creek is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful ranches in Colorado. Riata Trail at Shadow Creek Ranch is one of 22 member homesteads sharing ownership of a 5,835±-acre working cattle ranch. The three-bedroom, 3,243 sq. ft. home and 4,910 sq. ft. party barn are sited for dramatic vistas of wildflower meadows, snowcapped mountain peaks and the nearby Green Mountain Reservoir. The Ranch members can be as actively involved in roundups and other cattle operations as they want to be or they can just kick back and be pampered by the ranch’s full time concierge and wrangler staff. Members either can have their own horses on their individual homestead or boarded at the ranch. Alternatively, a ranch cowboy will bring a saddled one from the ranch herd for you to ride on the hundreds of miles of trails. Ranch staff also serve as big game hunting or trout fishing guides on the “Gold Medal” waters of the Blue River that run through the ranch. A full-time chef and wait staff are on hand for gourmet meals in the lodge dining room. The lodge also has four suites for guests or members who have not yet built their homes. Additionally, there is a luxurious four-bedroom, five-bath guest cabin for members. There are also five fully stocked cabins near trout ponds in remote corners of the ranch for back to nature overnights or a mid-day lunch. A sixth cabin is sited on the river for fly-fishermen. Trap, skeet, a rifle range, ski and sledding hills, an indoor riding arena and numerous spring fed trout ponds round out recreational opportunities on the ranch.
Property Description and Location
Shadow Creek Ranch is located approximately 28 miles north of Silverthorne, Colorado in the beautiful Blue River Valley. Denver is two hours distant via Highway 9 and Interstate 70 and it is less than an hour to either the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Winter Park, and Steamboat Springs ski and resort areas. Each of the 22 homesteads within the 5,835-acre ranch consists of a 70-acre legally described homestead with shared ownership rights to the remaining 4,295 acres of common areas consisting ranching and recreational facilities and open space, Over 95% of the ranch is devoted to open space, hay meadows, pastures and forests. The Blue River which is designated as a “Gold Medal” trout fishery flows through the ranch. The ranch is extremely private and adjoins the 130,000-acre Eagle’s Nest Wilderness Area.
The 3,243 sq. ft. Riata Trail luxury home and 4,910 sq. ft. party barn are of the highest-quality custom construction. The three-bedroom, three-bath home has a top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen adjoining a great room opening to a deck overlooking wild flower meadows and mountain peaks. The home features a steam room in the master suite and a state-of-the-art home theater. An adjoining site for a larger main home is ready for construction or the existing home is more than suitable for enjoyment and entertaining. The large barn has plenty of room for cars, trucks snowmobiles, ATVs and other recreational toys as well as a horse stall. A large party room is on the second floor of the barn.
The ranch provides shuttle service to and from area airports. McElroy Field at Kremmling, Colorado is less than ten miles from the ranch and can handle the largest charter and private jets.
Every outdoor activity imaginable can be enjoyed on the ranch: cattle roundups and the annual branding event with cowboys, horseback riding the ranch’s extensive trail system which links to the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness trails, hiking, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, professionally guided hunts for deer and elk as well as upland game birds, skeet, trap and fly-fishing the famous Blue River. Eight of Colorado’s famous ski areas (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Winter Park and Steamboat Springs) are within an hour’s drive of the ranch.
*Owner shuttle to and from surrounding airports
*Firewood cut and stacked at home-sites
*Snow removal from private walks and driveways
*Advance shopping for groceries
*Caretaker assistance when owner is away from home
*Catering private functions at home or the lodge
*Regular event get-togethers and cocktails at the lodge and Base Camp Corral
*Equestrian clinics, training and boarding
*Supervised participation in real cowboy events
*Horses, snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles available for owners use
*Skeet and trap shooting