Elk Creek Ranch in northwestern Colorado provides an ideal setting as autumn sets in. On a recent trip to Elk Creek Ranch, I was able to enjoy and experience the splendor of the changing season in the White River Valley. This is truly one of the best places to see nature’s preparation for winter and enjoy the unique sporting pursuits the fall season has to offer.

When September hits, the ranch begins its transition to focus on big game hunting for trophy elk and mule deer and legendary fall fishing. Summer heat gradually gives way to shorter days and cooler nights, which gets animals migrating from higher elevations. With North America’s largest elk herd filling up the valley, there are plenty of chances to observe or stalk giant elk in the rut. Elk Creek’s premier hunting guides have been busy putting owners on big elk opportunities during archery season and are geared up for a prolific rifle season.

Fall also means a change in the river conditions as water temperatures drop to more comfortable levels for trout. With the brown trout spawning in fall, October and November are key times for anglers to focus on landing large and aggressive fish. Now is the time for an epic cast and blast outing at Elk Creek Ranch. Many owners at the ranch boast that fall is their favorite time of year to visit, and for good reason!

For more information on listings within Elk Creek Ranch or to arrange a private visit, please contact us. Mirr Ranch Group is home to the experts when it comes to fly-fishing ranches or hunting properties for sale. Several of our brokers are also outfitters and guides, and are uniquely qualified to help you evaluate a property for this specific recreational component.