Historic Trout Creek Ranch
The Trout Creek Ranch is truly a beautiful Colorado ranch, located just 1 hour west of Denver, Colorado, near the bustling town of Fairplay. With excellent access to Highway 285 and Highway 9, the ranch offers an excellent homestead with both history and modern amenities alike, for year round living. Privacy and world class views make it the perfect place to hang your hat, while boasting good grass, excellent protein and ample water, this property makes a nice summer unit as a productive cattle ranch. In addition, this 2132 acre property is an excellent candidate for a conservation easement, and at the same time, future development. South Park, Colorado is truly an amazing place, offering world class recreation and excellent proximity for the Denver market. The hunting and fishing are excellent, offering great public access to national forest and good public leases on quality rivers, including the South Platte. Nearby, Spinney Reservoir and Eleven Mile Reservoir offer excellent fishing for Lake Trout; it is not uncommon in South Park to find brown trout and rainbow trout up to 20, and in most streams fish are plentiful The property is an excellent food source for elk herds using Reineker Ridge and the adjacent BLM and National Forest. There are good quality herds of elk and antelope, and occasionally big deer inhabit the area. The ranch is located in Colorados Game Management Unit 49, which carries over the counter elk tags for archery, and 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons. Mule deer and Antelope tags are a draw. Fairplay began as a historic gold mining settlement, founded in 1859 during the early days of thePike's Peak Gold Rush. The town was named by settlers who were upset by the generous mining claims given to the earliest prospectors and promised a more equitable system for its residents. Fairplay is the largest City in South Park and offers good services, lodging and dining. Breckenridge, Colorado is located just 30 minutes to the North, over Hoosier Pass. This world class destination in Colorado offers excellent accommodations, skiing and shopping. Located just over an hour to Denver, Breckenridge has become one the most popular skiing destinations for Colorado residents and worldwide enthusiasts. Access to Denver, Colorado is just 1 to 2 hours down Highway 285. This location, for folks that enjoy the Denver Bronco games or other venues, is easily accessible. Denver International Airport is just 2 and a half hours from the ranch. So, whether it is a cattle operation or just room to breathe you are sure to find it at the Trout Creek Ranch.