Smith Fork Ranch Amenity Overview

Smith Fork Ranch is a very unique opportunity. It can be a private family retreat…..or operated as an exclusive guest ranch…..or a combination of the two.


  • Smith Fork Ranch is set up as a private family retreat that can comfortably accommodate 30-35 people in its 4 houses and 3 cabins; plus housing for a full staff.

  • When desired, it can be operated as an exclusive guest ranch by the same staff, using the same facilities.

There is a feeling of comfortable, rustic elegance throughout the ranch. The interiors are furnished with custom designed and hand-made pieces in the mountain rustic style, mixed with some American Primitive antiques, and art, rugs and accessories from the best western and Native American artisans from the past 80 years.

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equestrian Facilities and adventures

  • There are extensive facilities and approximately 250 acres of land.

  • Barns, corrals, pastures and trails for horses and horseback riding.

private fly fishing

  • Fly fishing on 3 private miles of the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River that runs through the ranch; plus 6 ponds (out of 9) stocked with trout (with the best fishing equipment - Sage rods; Ross reels; Simms waders and boots).


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SPORTING Trap shooting

  • A 5-stand sporting clays/trap shooting center in a stunningly beautiful setting at the far east end of the property (including the finest Beretta shotguns).

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  • A swimming pond with floating dock.



  • Long bow archery range and challenge course through the woods, fully equipped.

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Mountain biking

  • 10 Specialized mountain bikes of various sizes for bicycling in the mountains on quiet private roads or on challenging trails in the hills above the ranch

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TRAIL System

  • Endless variety of trails on Smith Fork Ranch and in the surrounding National Forest for hiking and horseback riding.


  • A farmstead with an 8000 sq. ft. organic garden, and chickens, that supplies most of the vegetables, fruits and eggs for the ranch’s kitchen.

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  • A renowned wine cellar.

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ranch outbuildings and equipment

  • Tractors, vehicles, equipment and tools for all necessary ranch tasks and projects.

water rights

  • An extensive portfolio of water rights for irrigation, as well as pure mountain spring drinking water from our own springs.

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year round permits

  • Extensive year around permits from the US Forest Service for both recreation and hunting in the surrounding Gunnison National Forest

dining & entertaining

  • Dining, drinking & entertaining has been a favorite activity at SFR.  And this is facilitated by a well-equipped kitchen and bar with flatware, dinnerware and glassware for 6 different types of wine, and seating for 30 guests for formal dinners; or more casual set ups for dinners in the farmstead garden, under the stars.

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