Fay Ranches represented the buyer.

Sweetwater Ranch, located less than one hour from Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado, is an absolute “needle in the haystack” acquisition for a ranch of this magnitude in a pristine location. Located on Sweetwater Creek, the 2,640± deeded acres climb gently from the valley floor at 7,000’ to over 9,000’ bordering US Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands. The ranch includes over 1.5 miles of fishable Sweetwater Creek, multiple stocked reservoirs, and a diverse portfolio of senior water rights.

Located in Eagle and Garfield counties, Sweetwater Ranch contains irrigated hay meadows across the entire ranch from low to high elevations and a perfect mosaic interspersed habitat including cottonwood, willow, aspen, gambrel oak, and evergreen forests. The abundant forage, plentiful water resources, and diverse habitat provide a natural preserve for the area elk herd and mule deer populations. The lower elevations contain a surprising population of wild Rio Grande turkeys and only highlight Colorado’s successful reintroduction program.

A private setting close to resort markets, Sweetwater Ranch presents a perfect opportunity for a future conservation plan as the ranch has no encumbrances, challenging easements, and minerals are intact. The ranch includes a ranch manager’s house, a caretaker’s cabin, outbuildings, a riding arena, and historic homestead cabins.


  • 2,640± deeded acres
  • Borders USFS and BLM public lands
  • 1.5 miles Sweetwater Creek
  • Multiple stocked reservoirs
  • Ranch manager home & caretaker cabin
  • 300 head cattle carrying capacity
  • Less than an hour to Vail and Beaver Creek
  • Conservation opportunity
  • Exceptional big game hunting
  • Colorado Game Unit 25

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