Colorado River Ranch
Colorado River Ranch is a large historic ranch property with a diversity of habitats ranging from sagebrush shrublands to riparian cottonwood forests. The ranch land covers a two-mile stretch of the Colorado River with access to both sides. Colorado River Ranch is 1,017 acres and is the largest remaining ranch in the Upper Colorado Conservation & Recreation Project Area and within the BLM Special Recreation Management Area. The boat launch is open to the public. To access other parts of the property please contact Scott Jones.
Attractions: Highly diverse; excellent scenery; historic schoolhouse and ranch buildings
Habitat: Riparian, Sagebrush, Pinyon-Juniper, Rural/Agricultural
Directions: From I-70 in Dotsero, drive north on Colorado River Rd for 10.6 miles. Just after passing Trail Gulch Rd on your right, turn left at the large sign for the Colorado River Ranch. Follow this to the River for access to the public boat launch. If you would like to access other parts of the ranch, please contact Scott Jones for permission and directions.
Delorme: 36 C1
Roads of Colorado: 68 C1
Dates of Access: Boat launch is accessible when snow is absent; contact owner prior to visit to other areas
Admission: Contact owner
Restrictions: Private property; owner may restrict access.
Parking: Dirt parking areas.
Lodging: Hotels in Eagle
Other Wildlife: Moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, beaver
Handicapped Access: Limited
Contact Scott Jones at (970) 524-9854.