Encompassing a picturesque mountain valley nestled at the base of towering peaks, Snowmass Falls Ranch offers the ultimate combination of natural beauty, seclusion, and access to world-class amenities. This stunning 650± acre ranch is highlighted by lush meadows, tumbling streams, aspen groves, and forested hillsides, all set against a backdrop of snowcapped summits. Mount Daly dominates the view from the ranch headquarters, and a fortuitous bend in the valley brings additional peaks into view, including Clark Peak and Snowmass Mountain. It is an incredible setting for a multitude of activities - fishing, hunting, riding, hiking, ranching, entertaining, or just relaxing.
Snowmass Falls Ranch is the last privately-owned property in the upper Snowmass Creek valley. The access road ends at the front gate, and surrounding the ranch is the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness. This massive 181,535-acre roadless area has over 100 miles of foot and horseback trails and six of Colorado's peaks over 14,000 feet, accessible right from the property. This not only creates a gateway to an enormous wilderness playground, but a desirable end-of-the-road setting removed from development and other private landowners. By nature of being surrounded by pristine wilderness, the ranch feels much larger than its deeded acreage.
Given the unspoiled scenery and secluded setting, it is hard to believe that the ranch is only minutes from the top summer and winter resort destination in the world. Yet this private valley is located only 10 miles due west of Aspen and less than one mile west of the Snowmass ski slopes. Snowmass is the largest and most visited of the four Aspen/Snowmass ski resorts. Everything you may need or want, from the commercial airport to the finest shopping, dining, and nightlife, is within 30± minutes of the ranch.
Snowmelt from the massive peaks and ridges above the ranch provides an abundant supply of water throughout the year. Snowmass Creek and West Snowmass Creek converge on the property. There are waterfalls on each stream, including the namesake Snowmass Falls. Ranch meadows are irrigated by senior water rights out of the creeks dating back to the late 1890s. Augmenting the aesthetic and agricultural uses, the extensive live water on the ranch provides recreation in the form of fishing for wild trout in the creek and beaver ponds.
The recorded history of Snowmass Falls Ranch dates back over a century to when Ms. Kate Lindvig acquired the property from the US Government in 1906 through the Homestead Act. She ranched it for decades and ultimately sold it to the Perry family in 1943. The Perrys have been commendable stewards of the land and kept the property relatively unchanged. Several historic off-grid cabins remain in use today. Although the Perry family has considered conservation easements to preserve the pristine setting and protect its extraordinary wildlife habitat, no such encumbrances have been placed on the ranch. The sum of their efforts is this extraordinary property that has served as a gathering place for multiple generations of the family – a true legacy in every sense.
Just the Facts
- Stunning mountain valley beneath 13 to 14,000-foot peaks
- 650± deeded acres
- End-of-the-road seclusion
- Surrounded by 181,535± acre Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness
- Direct access to numerous hiking trails in the wilderness area
- Diverse topography and vegetation
- Two streams with waterfalls and senior water rights
- Multiple historic cabins
- Best of both worlds’ location – secluded yet convenient to amenities
- Very rare to find so much acreage this close to Aspen and Snowmass
- No conservation easement
- Fantastic property to get away without being very far from world-class resorts
Snowmass Falls Ranch is for the family seeking spectacular mountain scenery and seclusion in close proximity to the highest level of resort amenities. This is the ultimate mountain retreat – It’s a 10 in beauty, a 10 in seclusion and a 10 in location. It is exceedingly rare to find this combination in one property. Truly there is nothing else like it.