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Canyon Creek Ranch

Kremmling, Colorado (Grand County)
$3,950,000
680 +/- Deeded Acres

Designed for those who wish to own a ranch and have access to world-class amenities.

Sitting on the Southern End of the Famous Grand River Ranch with Privacy & Unencumbered Views of the Colorado River Valley and Flat Tops Wilderness
Featuring
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  • Proximity to Kremmling and McElroy Field Airport
  • Views of the Colorado River
  • Access to all Grand River Ranch amenities
  • Less than an hour from Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Keystone, and Breckenridge
  • Access to blue ribbon water on Muddy Creek and private ponds
  • Unobstructed views of three mountain ranges from the property
  • Pre-constructed roads to property, existing yurt and trail system, underground electricity, and domestic wells on the ranch
  • Big game hunting on surrounding BLM ground
Introduction
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Canyon Creek Ranch resides in the coveted 14,000-acre Grand River Ranch in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Situated only two miles from Kremmling, this community of ranches is a unique combination of high alpine aspens, vertical rock formations, lush valleys, and rolling irrigated meadows. Grand River Ranch was designed for those who wish to own a ranch but need access to world-class amenities like the artfully crafted main lodge,  private fishing cabins, and equestrian facilities. At the moment, the Canyon Creek Ranch is the only available parcel and opportunity to become a part of the exclusive Grand River Ranch. Canyon Creek Ranch sits at the southern end of the community with complete end-of-the-road privacy and views of the Gore Range, Flat Tops Wilderness, and the Continental Divide.

The property is the perfect canvas for future owners to build their dream home with an existing yurt, trail system, driveway, underground electricity, and well site. While you are building your dream home, you can stay at the existing yurt or enjoy Grand River Ranch by staying at the lodge or the fishing cabins. When you buy into the Grand River Ranch, you are investing in your own slice of the American West with all the comforts of home.

Lay of the Land
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The Grand River Ranch is a mixture of timbered high country, open parks, rock faces, irrigated hay meadows, fishing ponds, and creekside. As you enter the main entrance at Grand River you are first met with the main headquarters, equestrian facilities, and clay pigeon shooting range. The main road is maintained all year round by the owners association and weaves through the property to the Grand River Lodge, fishing ponds and cabins, and all owned parcels. Canyon Creek Ranch is at the south end of the property and is a combination of native grassy meadows, timbered high country, creek-fed canyons, and quaking aspens. As you wind up Piney Road, Kremmling sits below. Next to the year-round maintained road sits thousands of wildflowers and native grasses.

THE GRAND RIVER RANCH

While you are building your dream home on Canyon Creek Ranch, you still have access to all owners association amenities at the Grand River Ranch including:

  • Grand River Lodge: A 7,000 sqft Grand River Lodge that provides full-service overnight accommodations as well as a five-star dining experience. The lodge is home to multiple guest suites, a media room, commercial kitchen, extensive bar, dining area, library, and comfortable living room. Members can leave Denver Friday afternoon, avoid the grocery store, and arrive at the lodge with a meal and warm bed waiting for you!
  • Headquarters: The main headquarters at Grand River Ranch boasts an equestrian center complete with a horse barn, riding arena, and stalls where owners can board their horses. In addition, there is a stable of shared horses with tack used for entertaining guests. If riding horses isn’t for you there is also a nearby sporting clay range.
  • On-Site Fishing: Members of Grand River Ranch have access to the 20+ acre stocked lake and the daytime use and overnight cabin, canoes, boat, dock, and fishing equipment shed. On the northern end of the property, members also have the choice of staying at two daytime use and overnight cabins along world-class fly-fishing on 1.5 miles of blue-ribbon tailwaters of Muddy Creek.

LOCALE

The entrance to the Grand River Ranch is only a short drive outside of Kremmling along US 40 and less than an hour from Winter Park and Steamboat. Kremmling is two hours from Denver, less than two and a half hours from DIA, and 40 minutes from Silverthorne. The town of Kremmling is home to all the basic services one would ever need in addition to a jet accessible airport at the McElroy Field Airport with two 7,400 feet runways hangars and tiedowns. The Yampa and Eagle County Regional Airports are all less than two hours away for those that require regional air transport. Kremmling is also home to the confluence of the Blue River and the Colorado River, and Wolford Mountain Reservoir. From Canyon Creek Ranch owners can access BLM ground and National Forest while also taking in views of the Gore Range, Continental Divide, and Upper Colorado River Valley while enjoying a glass of wine from your private patio of the existing yurt

IMPROVEMENTS

The Canyon Creek Ranch is home to an existing yurt that can be accessed year-round and runs on solar energy. The current owner uses the yurt for overnights during hunting season and when they are not using the lodge or fishing cabins that are a part of the owners association.

The ranch has also undergone extensive tree clearing of down timber and is home to an existing trail system throughout the property so new owners will be able to access every inch of the property once they move in.

CLIMATE

Grand River Ranch ranges from 7,300 feet and 10,000 feet above sea level. The ranch sees somewhere around 100 inches a year of snowfall. In the winter time, temperatures range from the teens to 30s, and in the summer, owners are met with sunny days with temperatures ranging from the upper 70s to low 40s.

Sporting Features
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Fishing

Members of Grand River Ranch have access to fishing along 1.5 miles of Muddy Creek at the Northeast corner of the property. This stretch of Muddy Creek has undergone extensive stream enhancements and is right below the Wolford Mountain Reservoir. Due to its location beneath the reservoir, the temperature of the water in this stretch of the river is colder than others and perfect for populations of Brown trout, Rainbow trout, creek chubs, and fathead minnows.

Members can also fish in the 20+ acre pond on the property or take a short drive to fish the nearby Colorado River or Blue River. The stretch of the Blue River between Kremmling and Dillon, and the stretch of the Colorado River between US 40 bridge and the confluence with the Williams Fork are both designated as Gold Medal waters.

Grand River Ranch is located in the heart of Colorado ski country. Members have access to numerous ski areas only an hour away, including Winter Park, Steamboat, Breckenridge, and Keystone.

Hunting

The property backs up to extensive BLM ground. There are four hunting units within this section of BLM ground including 37, 27, 15, and 361. All four sections provide incredible elk hunting with trophy elk being harvested annually.

Recreation

The property has well-maintained trails and roads for numerous recreational endeavors including hiking, mountain biking, four-wheeling, and horseback riding. During the winter months, the terrain also lends itself to incredible snowmobiling and skiing.

For those who prefer water sports, members can go water skiing, sailing, or paddleboarding on Wolford Reservoir or rafting on the Colorado River.

Ranch Attributes
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CONSERVATION VALUE

Grand River Ranch is an ecologically sensitive recreational retreat. There are over 150 species of bird and 50 species of mammal on the 19,000-acre ranch. In order to preserve these species, the ranch has implemented a holistic approach. The goal of the community is to balance the enjoyment of members of the ranch with overall preservation. The association has introduced reasonable covenants on each individual ranch that preserve the natural resources and history of the parcels. The owners association has spent $20 million on ecologically sensitive infrastructure like underground utilities, roads, and wells. They have also done extensive stream restoration on Muddy Creek, built wildlife-friendly fences, and implemented grass and forest management plans. Specifically, on Canyon Creek Ranch, the current owner has paid for extensive beetle kill tree removal to strengthen the existing forest growth.

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Haley's Thoughts on Canyon Creek Ranch

I have had the pleasure of staying at the Grand River Ranch and can attest to the quality of not only the amenities but the overall service. We are excited to list the Canyon Creek Ranch because it is one of the larger parcels offered at Grand River Ranch with some of the best views of three mountain ranges! We have seen a lot of shared ranch concepts come and go throughout Colorado, but Grand River Ranch is here to stay.

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