Elkhead Ranch

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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.

County: Routt
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
Hours:
Ownership: Private
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: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Elevation: 6640
Latitude: 40.646189
Longitude: -107.271507

URL: http://www.bountifulconservation.com/2012/elkhead-ranch/
Contact Info: Contact Heather Sterling at 970-276-3920.

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
CampingYes
PicnicYes
HuntingYes
FishingYes