The Fishing and Boating Component

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Dozens of very good to excellent water is minutes from the door. Blue Mesa, Colorado’s largest Reservoir, is the top kokanee salmon fishery in the US. The summer boat slips and launch ramp are 20 minutes away at Lake Fork Marina. Even closer, within the Gunnison River is Morrow Point, and Crystal, that are world-class trout still water fisheries. Located here in the Gunnison River Basin you have dozens of rivers, streams, and lakes that are too numerous to list.

Adjacent to the ranch and downstream is Black Canyon National Park and the Gunnison Gorge. This part of the Gunnison River is gold medal water and is famous for being one of the best places to fish in the world.

Most notable, upstream of the Park lies 18 miles of the Black Canyon that is hidden and not easily accessible to the public. Water that runs thru the Tailwater Ranch flows into the canyon at this point.  Three major dams, Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal are located in this part of the canyon.  Summer water temperatures remain ideal between dams, for the top water fisherman all season long.

Fly fishing is our passion. Some years ago the owner engineered a way to safely access the canyon (adjacent to the ranch) by power drifter and skiff.

Floating this part of the Gunnison River offers the owner and guests a 99% exclusive access to public water. We communicate closely with the National Park Service, and this adventure alone is spectacular for the trip to see this canyon treasure.  Over 15 miles of shoreline water are available here next to the ranch.  This substantial sized fishery may be the most exclusive place to fish in Colorado for large trout. We cast large dry flies to trout that never see another fly fisherman. This is our favorite place to trout fish in the West.

Upstream of our favorite water, lies the part of the canyon between Morrow Point and Blue Mesa Dam. Elk Creek Marina operates the exclusive guide permit there. The owner currently offers that exclusive fly or gear fishing experience thru them and their head guide. This trip we believe is the premier commercial trip to experience in Colorado. Five world-class trout fisheries out your door step.

The owners of this property are willing to work and accommodate the interested buyer with their personal timeline and can be flexible with their transition to this property in Colorado. We can be your outdoor resource to the area.

Ready to schedule a showing and experience this Colorado Ranch Property for sale for yourself? Contact Us.