Featuring nearly two miles of exceptional trout fishing and surrounded by Powderhorn Wilderness Area to the west, and the La Garita Wilderness to the south and east, Sleeping Dog Ranch represents the ultimate in Colorado retreats. There are inspiring views to the snowcapped peaks of the San Juan Range, and the timbered draws and exposed cliff bands to the north provide excellent habitat for the extensive elk, deer and Bighorn sheep populations in the area.
The Sleeping Dog Ranch, perched at an elevation of nearly 9,100 feet, is located in the Gunnison River Basin in the northeast portion of Hinsdale County, Colorado. Hinsdale County is a true sportsmen’s paradise with nearly 95% of the land controlled by the US Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management offering access to seemingly infinite recreational land.
Comprised of 309 acres of partially irrigated open meadows, the ranch takes in panoramic views of the Cebolla Creek Valley. The topography is gently sloped, giving way to the steep wilderness terrain to the north and dark timbered draws to the south. The ranch receives between 16 and 30 inches of precipitation annually and enjoys a growing season with 50 to 70 frost-free days per year.
This area of Colorado offers convenient access to a near endless array of recreational options given the vast amount of public lands nearby. From crystalline alpine lakes accessed by horseback or on foot, to the grand peaks of the area’s many fourteeners or “14ers,” a mountain peak that exceeds 14,000 feet elevation. The Gunnison, Lake City and Creede Corridor offer exceptional opportunities to build grand memories in the great outdoors with friends and families.