Fish Creek Ranch is comprised of two parcels totaling 163 acres located in the beautiful Unaweep Canyon between Whitewater and Gateway, CO. With nearly 1 1/2 miles of West Creek and Fish Creek passing through this property, there are plenty of open areas along the creek for fly fishing and bank fishing alike. Browns, Rainbow and native trout populate the creek and the property even has a 1/2 acre trout pond that is fed from numerous springs and stays full year-round. If you are a duck hunter or bird watcher–Fish Creek Ranch is home to several species of resident waterfowl and is also a very popular stop for migrating ducks and geese as they journey back and forth along the Pacific Flyway. The property sits along the Unaweep Tageguache Scenic Byway and backs up to BLM along the southern boundary. This property features a 2,364 sq. ft. home with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an office and has a covered back deck that looks out over the pond and bordering BLM land. The solidly built home sits at 6,400′ in elevation and was constructed in 1993 using SIP’s panels. This western Colorado fishing and hunting getaway borders BLM land and lies in Colorado Game Management Unit 61. Resident wildlife includes elk, mule deer, wild turkey, black bear, mountain lion and migratory waterfowl.
The modest home consists of 2,364 sq. ft. and features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, plus an office and sits at 6,400′ in elevation. The home was constructed in 1993 using SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) panel construction which boasts an incredible R33 insulation value. The many windows throughout the home invite-in the incredible views of the surrounding Unaweep Canyon and local wildlife–including Elk, mule deer, wild turkey, mountain lion, many variety of ducks, Canada geese and even beavers. A covered deck overlooks the 1/2 acre fishing pond and sits within earshot of the rustling sound of West Creek. The steep hillside along the south borders BLM land ensuring privacy and seclusion. The solidly constructed home is very move-in ready, but could benefit from a few minor cosmetic updates. The home has a large kitchen and walk-in pantry and heat is supplied by hot water baseboard and supplemented by a wood burning stove. A well provides fantastic tasting domestic water for the home and a second well allows for livestock watering. Outbuildings include two pump houses, an insulated detached 2-car garage/workshop, an equipment shed, and a historic log barn with hayloft. Nicely landscaped, the grass lawn wraps around the home and water from the pond is pumped through the sprinkler system. There are two RV parking areas, both equipped with electricity and water hookups and one of them has a sewer hookup as well.
Fish Creek Ranch is a western Colorado fisherman and waterfowl hunter’s paradise complete with a spring fed fishing pond and nearly 1 1/2 miles of trout fishing creeks. The property is populated with numerous springs and wetlands that could be developed into additional bodies of water with the natural abundance of surface water flowing through the property. The fishing pond has a small island that geese use for nesting each year and ducks and geese frequently land on the pond and creek. If the existing house is not to your immediate liking, there are design plans for an addition or the property also boasts several incredible building sites for your dream home. The property is perimeter and cross-fenced and a year-to-year cattle lease allows the neighbor’s cattle to graze for a few of months each year. A beaver dam on West Creek has created a excellent stretch of open water for fly-fishing and would make an excellent place for a duck blind. The surrounding Unaweep Canyon provides panoramic breathtaking views at every turn and summer months provide a front row seat to the beautiful Fish Creek Falls across the Canyon. Fish Creek Ranch is located GMU 61, one of western Colorado’s most coveted units for trophy elk.
Located less than 1 hour from Grand Junction Regional Airport, the Fish Creek Ranch is located off of the Unaweep Tageguache Historic and Scenic Byway Highway 141–between Whitewater and Gateway, CO. The majestic beauty of the Unaweep Canyon creates an incredible backdrop for the journey to this secluded property. If a one hour drive to town seems daunting, the Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa is only about a 10 minute drive down Hwy 141. Have lunch or drinks at the Paradox Grille, book an appointment at the salon, get a facial or spa treatment or make dinner reservations at the Entrada restaurant for a unique Colorado Plateau dining experience. Gateway also has a K-12 school, gas station and convenience store and there even is talk of a golf course in the works. Grand Junction is less than an hour away and offers numerous stores, dining opportunities, medical services and entertainment outlets. Escape from the city to relax on your own private western Colorado fishing and hunting retreat with excellent access, nearby amenities and incredible surroundings.