One of the few remaining legacy ranches of this caliber, size and diversity, Craig Ranch epitomizes the classic Colorado Rocky Mountain landscape. Originally homesteaded in the late 1800’s by Italian immigrants and purchased by the Craig family in 1964, the property has been a working ranch for nearly 130 years. Located just 10 miles from Aspen’s central core, it is truly the only ranch of this magnitude in North America with proximity to world-class cultural and recreational amenities.
Craig Ranch consists of 838 acres and lies in the pristine Woody Creek Valley where much of the property is bordered by U.S. Forest service designated Roadless Conservation area. The ranch possesses a rare combination of conservation values from historic agricultural uses, riparian habitat, wildlife habitat and stunning scenic vistas. From the valley floor at 7,500 feet to sub-alpine meadows and spruce-fir forests at nearly 10,000 feet, the ranch represents all of the diverse ecosystems found in the Rocky Mountains. As if that were not enough, the ranch features one mile of frontage on both sides of crystal clear Woody Creek that offers excellent fly fishing for Brook, Rainbow and Brown Trout. Recreational opportunities such as hunting, hiking, horseback riding and Nordic skiing exist throughout the property. The ranch serves as a haven for wildlife and has been identified as critical habitat for elk, mule deer, black bear, eagles, hawks game birds and migrating birds and waterfowl.
For nearly five decades the Craig Family has served as custodians of the land and have worked hard to preserve its sacred landscape, wildlife habitat, scenic value and precious open space. Without question, this ranch is an amazing opportunity for someone who wishes to continue the family’s legacy of stewardship and conservation of wild spaces.
This unique property is being offered at
$38,000,000 $33,000,000. Parcels available separately, see Property Details for more information.