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Brush Creek Valley Ranch & Open Space

The 1,540- acre Brush Creek Valley Ranch & Open Space property was conveyed to Eagle County by The Conservation Fund, which acquired the property from a Denver-based developer in 2017. Great Outdoors Colorado provided a $3.1 million grant from its Protect Initiative, which funds urgent, once-in- a-lifetime land conservation projects that result in increased public access and visibility. The Town of Eagle, Eagle Ranch Wildlife Commission, and Eagle Valley Land Trust all made financial contributions toward the acquisition and preservation of the property.

A conservation easement was granted to Eagle Valley Land Trust, ensuring that the Brush Creek Valley Ranch and Open Space’s agricultural, recreational, natural resource, and scenic attributes will forever be conserved.

Thanks to additional support from GOCO, the Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee, the Town of Eagle, and Eagle Valley Land Trust, Eagle County was able to acquire and conserve an additional 131 acres of critical riparian habitat in 2020.

Things to do here:

Before you go:

Please respect CPW’s fishing closures when and Eagle County Open Space rules and regulations to ensure we’re able to protect this valuable resource and recreational opportunities. The main parking lot and 3 Sisters trail is closed from December 1st to July 1st to protect wildlife habiat and seasonal calving. The Adam’s Way trail is closed from December 15th to April 15th to protect wintering wildlife

Species you may see:

Elk
Bald Eagle
Raptors
Waterfowl
Migratory Songbird
Mule Deer

Photo Gallery

Conservation Easement Signed:
2017

Sustaining Council Level Underwriter:

Lands Protected:
1,671 acres

Conservation Values:
Scenic open space, wildlife habitat, public recreation, agricultural heritage

Public Access:
Allowed

Wildlife closures
Main parking lot and 3 Sisters trail closed December 1st – July 1
st

Adam’s Way trail closed December 15th – April 15th

Owner: Eagle County

Click here to get an interactive look at our conserved land portfolio.