This private working ranch includes 9,500 scenic acres of pastures, creeks, forests, wetlands and meadows. The ranch has been in operation since 1883 and was designated a state historic site in 1996. Most of the ranch is now protected under conservation easement.
Attractions: Excellent scenery; historic homestead and ranch
Habitat: Riparian, Mixed Conifer, Sagebrush, Rural/Agricultural
Directions: From Hayden, drive north on Walnut St/River View Dr which turns into CR 80. There are signs for Elkhead Ranch at every turn and it is about 16 miles from Hayden. Follow CR 76 and CR 36. Generally keep heading towards the Bears Ears Peaks. Turn right onto CR 56 and the ranch will be on your right after crossing the bridge at Elkhead Creek.
Delorme: 15 C7
Roads of Colorado: 36 B2
Dates of Access: Contact owner prior to visit at 970-276-3920
Admission: Contact owner
Restrictions: Private property; owner may restrict access.
Parking: Dirt parking areas.
Lodging: Cabin on site for rental
Other Wildlife: Elk, deer, river otters
Handicapped Access: Limited
Contact Heather Sterling at 970-276-3920.