Colorado River Ranch

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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.

County: Eagle

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
Ownership: Private
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: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Elevation: 6420

Latitude: 39.758115
Longitude: -107.006835

Contact Info:

Contact Scott Jones at (970) 524-9854.


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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