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Getting Here

Our Home in Western Colorado

Smith Fork Ranch is located on Colorado’s Western Slope, approximately 7.5 miles east of the town of Crawford at an elevation of 7,200 feet. Our luxury ranch is nestled within the beautiful Gunnison National Forest adjoining the wild, untamed West Elk Wilderness Area.

While our area of Colorado is certainly off the beaten path, the surrounding areas offer no shortage of attractions.  The country’s newest national park, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, is only 20 miles from the ranch and offers incredible views and hiking in North America’s most rugged and breathtaking gorge.  Grand Mesa, the world’s largest, flat-topped mountain, lies 30 miles to the northwest and overlooks Colorado and Utah’s vast desert and canyon country.  Crawford, the “last true cow town,” will be the closest town during your stay, and the fertile orchards and vineyards that supply and define Smith Fork Ranch’s dining experience are all within a half-hour drive.  Lastly, the more sophisticated towns of Telluride and Aspen, along with the quaint town of Crested Butte, are all within a 2.5 hours drive, and offer golf, upscale shopping, fine dining and many other attractions.

Printable Maps & Directions
For the quickest, most direct driving routes from Denver, Grand Junction, Montrose or Aspen, Colorado, to Smith Fork Ranch, simply go to Google Maps on your mobile phone or computer.  If you have the time and want to enjoy some extra, beautiful Colorado scenery and stop at special places along the way to the ranch, here are some special itineraries:

Most Direct Route from Denver (PDF)
Most Scenic Route from Denver via Aspen (PDF)
Most Scenic Route from Grand Junction Airport (GJT) over Grand Mesa (PDF)
Map of Smith Fork Ranch property (PDF)

Google Maps | Location & Address