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Flying Dog Ranch

Flying Dog Ranch...

is one of the Roaring Fork Valley’s last original ranches. Located in the privacy of Woody Creek only eleven miles from downtown Aspen, its 245 acres of lush pastures and untouched forest provide an ideal Western retreat. The property is adjacent to National Forest, offering additional hiking and hunting opportunities. Fishing is a major attraction, with ownership of nearly a mile on both sides of Collins Creek and Woody Creek.  Substantial old water rights, and nearly 100 irrigated acres make this an excellent horse property.
The property consists of four parcels – the East and West Mesa, Collins Creek Canyon, and the Woody Creek Glen.
The Canyon Parcel of 63 acres is the heart of the ranch, with the main house, the historic homesteader’s cabin, the ranch manager’s residence, and a straw bale house, as well as several barns and stables. These structures and their uses have evolved through the years, serving multiple purposes while maintaining their size and integrity. The log cabin, which may be the oldest structure in Woody Creek, still stands today.
The East and West Mesas (59 acres and 35 acres) are untouched pastures which get all-day sun. The 88-acre Glen Parcel adjoins a private stretch of Woody Creek, with grazing lands on one side and a rugged maroon slope on the other. All four parcels have plenty of water – the West’s rarest commodity.
The “back yard” of the Flying Dog Ranch is the 2.3-million-acre White River National Forest, easily accessed by a private road into the trees. Within the forest, webs of trails connect the ranch to Aspen, Basalt, and the Frying Pan Valley. Flying Dog Ranch is adjacent to Bear Dance Ranch, another pristine rural property. Together, they offer the discerning buyer a once-in-a-lifetime chance to combine the two and own 845 acres within minutes of downtown Aspen.
The Flying Dog Ranch and its owners have been an important part of Aspen area history. Through prudent planning, they have created many options for the next owner of this special property. Four separate parcels have been designated; these may be kept intact as a working ranch, as a family compound, or enjoyed by individual owners. The Canyon and East Mesa parcels have approved building envelopes which allow the development of spacious residences; within the ample acreage available, these houses can be situated to take maximum advantage of the beautiful views of the Elk Mountain Range. The West Mesa and Woody Creek Glen parcels have been protected with conservation easements; only agricultural buildings may be built in these areas.
The unique nature of this property and the care taken to preserve its special qualities have been formalized in the granting of fully-approved Pitkin County development rights, vested until January of 2023.
A very special purchaser will appreciate the unique beauty and value of this rare opportunity!