The Eagle Ridge Ranch is 4900 deeded acres sweeping across the fertile Ohio Creek Valley only 8 miles north of the university town of Gunnison, Colorado. Operated for decades as a productive cattle and hay ranch, the property is now shared by 15 families who seek to steward the ranch for the maintenance of profitable agriculture, land conservation and enhancement of wildlife values. Situated at elevations of approximately 8000 to 9800 feet, the ranch encompasses rich hay meadow and cottonwood bottomland in its lower reaches, bordered by rolling sagebrush hills and groves of aspen and spruce at higher elevations. Unspoiled views throughout the ranch are far-reaching and include the remote West Elk Mountains to the west, the rugged Anthracite Range to the north and flat-topped Red Mountain to the east. Amenities available to all owners in the Eagle Ridge Ranch community are many and varied. Horse lovers will especially appreciate the Equestrian Center with its barn, stables and corrals. A lifetime of horseback riding is available on the ranch itself and the adjacent Gunnison National Forest. The ranch maintains 2600 acres as a common primitive area open to hunting, horseback riding and hiking. Two wilderness cabins are available in this area, available by reservation to property owners. Anglers will cherish the private trout fishing on the 3 miles of Ohio Creek that wind through the heart of ranch. This 20-foot wide stream is a major tributary of the Gunnison River, and holds fat brown and rainbow trout, some in the 16- to 20-inch class. Many carefully-engineered structures maximize prime trout habitat, and the stream is a particular delight for dry fly fishing. Our current home offered at Eagle Ridge Ranch is a 6468 square foot ranch house on 35.2 deeded acres within the Common Ranch Community. Completed in 2009, it is of environmentally-friendly and efficient straw bale construction and features six bedrooms, five baths and a workout room. The custom kitchen holds a wood pizza oven and its main room is centered on an impressive fireplace. Finally, the home is graced with a three-car garage, 28x40-foot toy barn and an 800 square foot basement that includes wine storage. Whether as a second home, weekend retreat or primary residence, this beautifully-finished custom home shines.