Located approximately one hour from the iconic Colorado town of Aspen and ninety minutes from Beaver Creek and Vail, Up the Creek Ranch is a unique combination of a hunting retreat, small farm or cattle ranch, and an ideal location for equestrian based activities. The ranch is located in such a way that it geographically controls access to 1800± acres of BLM land which Up the Creek Ranch leases with the lease transferable to the new Buyer.

This totally off-grid property has seven pastures and four ponds. The hunting is outstanding for elk, mule deer and black bear to name the major species. The large BLM lease and the lush hay fields afford the opportunity to run about twenty-eight pair of cattle and harvest some hay. Up the Creek Ranch also comes with an agricultural irrigation water right and it’s own registered ranch brand! If you decide to use the UTC brand on your own cattle, the ranch features everything you need to run your own cattle operation. There are three pen corrals, squeeze chute, branding irons and calf table.

The home has been set up as a lodge primarily for the fall hunting operations and can feed and sleep a large family or a bunch of hunters. The ranch boasts several natural wildlife corridors: East Divide Creek and Otten Gulch. The BLM land is a mix of oak brush, aspen and dark timber and has eleven stock ponds and a network of trails that greatly enhance wildlife abundance. If hunting isn’t your thing then this would make an excellent farm and equestrian property. In fact, much of the hunting is done via horseback.


  • 75± deeded and 1800± leased acres
  • 2000 square foot lodge
  • Excellent elk and mule deer hunting
  • Located just a short drive of Aspen and Vail
  • Excellent horse property
  • Water rights for irrigation
  • Possible cattle/hay property
  • Four ponds on the deeded land

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