Sopris Pastures in Colorado

Carbondale, CO - Please call for pricing details

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About Sopris Pastures in Colorado


The property is located between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, Colorado, off of Highway 82 just 33 miles northwest of Aspen, Colorado. At an elevation of 6,180+/- feet above sea level, this area is characterized by an average of 295 days of sunshine, low humidity, mild winters and comfortable summers. Although the ranch is located near the town of Carbondale with a population of 6,500, it is also part of the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork Valley is a geographical region in western Colorado defined by the valley of the Roaring Fork River and its tributaries, including the Crystal River and the Frying pan River. The Roaring Fork Valley includes the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, Snowmass Village, and Aspen.

The Roaring Fork Valley offers casual and fine dining, creative arts and entertainment, and intriguing historical areas. There is plenty to do including hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, rafting, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing.


Sopris Pastures has 75.5 shares of senior water rights in the Glenwood Ditch, which runs from April to October – over 900 acre feet of water per year.


This area of Colorado features spectacular hunting known for large game animals such as elk, mule deer, black bear, and mountain lion, plus world-class fly- fishing opportunities with the Roaring Fork River, Crystal River and Frying Pan River.

Sopris Pastures lies on a stretch of the Roaring Fork River designated as “Gold Medal” waters.

Streams designated as “Gold Medal” by the Colorado Wildlife Commission are those considered to provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. These designations are given out sparingly and represent the highest quality aquatic habitat in Colorado. (Source:

Portions of the property are protected by Conservation Easement. This easement provides licensed anglers with access to the riverbanks for fishing only.