Laramie River Bend encompasses ½ mile of the coveted Upper Laramie River, which holds substantial numbers of brown and rainbow trout, qualifying it as one of Northern Colorado’s premier fly-fishing properties currently on the market. Located 2 hours from Fort Collins, CO and 1 hour from Laramie WY, the ranch is an easy drive to get away from the city lights.
The 79 acre property sits at about 8400ft on the secluded valley floor at the base of the Rawah Mountains. Walk out your back door and have direct access to Rawah Wilderness Area and Roosevelt National Forest. Here you can find a forest full of spruce, pines, aspens, and endless outdoor activities. With National Forest on one side and two larger Guest Ranches on the other, the property is protected and very private.
The fishing on the Laramie River is superb for browns and rainbows. Known for its rich water the ½ mile of river offers lots of spills, eddies, and oxbows for fish to hang out and feel safe in. One of the largest green drake and caddis hatches happens in late June through late July. Plenty of midge hatches take place year round, while hoppers are great during late summer. In addition pond stocked with hefty brown trout adds additional fun to your fishing day.
The rich river bottom land attracts neighboring elk, making for a great September bow hunt off the backside of the property. It is common to hear bugles during the rut as the elk flood the hay fields at night. Late fall can offer some great rifle elk hunting as well, especially when snow pushes the elk from the woods to the valley floor. Tags can be easily drawn every year.
The house offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and is a relaxing getaway where you can hang your hat after a long day of hooking fish or exploring untouched mountain country. A large outbuilding serves as the perfect place to store large machinery and plenty of toys. The property is fully fenced and set up great for horses, with lots of quality grass growing along the river bottom. Water rights will transfer with the sale and protect the long lasting ranching history and hay fields.
With a variety of possibilities waiting to be explored, let us help shape your vision for Laramie River Bend. Give Zack Wiese a call to take a tour.