Burke Creek Springs Ranch Conservation Easement

Burke Creek Springs Ranch

70 acres donated November 8th, 2006.
Conservation Values protected:

  • Agricultural Open Space: The property has been in agricultural production since it was homesteaded in 1897. The current landowners graze cattle on the grass meadow and pastures.
  • Scenic Open Space: The public can see this property, which is characterized by aspen forests and lush meadows and hay pastures, from Colorado Highway 134 on the scenic ascent to the top of Gore Pass. Colorado Highway 134 is often listed statewide as a “must-see” drive for city dwellers to experience “Colorado Gold,” the beautiful fall colors exhibited when the leaves on aspen trees change from green to yellow in September. The property is adjacent to a 600-acre conservation easement, providing the public with unobstructed views of a working agricultural ranch and open, undeveloped views of the surrounding mountainous areas of western and northern Grand County, including Park View Mountain and the Continental Divide.