A rare mountain ranch in a tightly controlled and very private area 35 miles North of Hayden and the Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Consisting of 5,460+- deeded acres of mostly Aspen and Evergreens. Chicken Creek Ranch is home to hundreds of Elk, excellent Mule Deer and a wonderful lodge and guest home overlooking two large stocked reservoirs. Enrolled in the Colorado Ranching For Wildlife Program and managed since 1998 as a wildlife and hunting preserve, the habitat enhancements have been ongoing, resulting in a top destination for a person wanting one of the best Ranches in northern Colorado with the utmost solitude and privacy. Chicken Creek’s privacy is unique when compared to most western ranches. Bordered by 3 large ranches in strong ownership and no public land boundary buffers the Ranch from any intrusions. Wildlife is free to move from one neighbor to the other without undo pressures.
Water resources are outstanding for a mountain ranch with eight adjudicated springs and four permitted reservoirs. Three of the reservoirs offer great fishing and have been self-sustaining for many years. Summer and Fall on Chicken Creek Ranch are an amazing experience and the Ranch offers exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities the owner and guests. Recreation includes fishing, horseback, mountain bike, hiking, wildlife photography, snowmobiling, along with diverse habitat for wildlife discovery opportunities.
The improvements, upgraded in 1999 and new buildings in 2004, are sited in an excellent location to capture the great Colorado views of the surrounding mountains and the Ranch lakes. A 3,400 sq. ft. main home/lodge with 4 bdrms, 5 baths, large commercial grade kitchen, large laundry and great room. The guest home is 2,368 sq ft with 4 bdrms and 2 bath. The Shop is 1,280 sq. ft built with recreational ranch maintenance in mind. The game processing building contains a walk in cooler. This off grid location is well serviced by exceptionally designed systems. The Generator house contains a 20 KW and 10 KW, propane fueled from 2 underground propane tanks. Water is serviced from one of the many springs to the buildings. A grass landing strip, STOL only, is on the Ranch just off the county road.