Lay Creek Ranch

  • $785,000
  • Hunting, Horse Riding, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing
  • 1230 Acres
  • Craig, CO
  • Colorado
  • Moffat
  • Craig


Lay Creek Ranch is 1,230 acres and at just $638 per acre, is well priced in its category. The ranch borders thousands of acres of public BLM land and is in GMU 301 (OTC licenses available). The ranch is located 19 miles west of Craig, Colorado just off of paved US Highway 40 with easy year-round access. The upper reaches of the ranch have views of the Yampa River corridor to the south and views of Bears Ears to the northeast. Lay Creek flows through the ranch, providing water for stock and wildlife.  Craig is the Moffat County seat and has grocery stores and restaurants, K-12 schools, and an established 2-year Community College. Seller will consider selling in 300-400 acre parcels.


  • Hunting
  • Horse Riding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing

Recreational Amenities

Moffat County is located in the far northwest corner of Colorado.  It is home to some of the largest bull elk in the state and is renowned for its outstanding big game hunting.  With the majority of the county consisting of federally owned land, the outdoor recreation opportunities are unlimited.  Rich in western history and loaded with diverse landscapes and topography, Moffat County is one of the most interesting areas of Colorado.  


The ranch is perimeter fenced.  Portions of the creek are spring-fed, providing good stock water well into the summer.  It has traditionally been used for cattle and is seller rated at about 40 head in a normal year.  It has also been used to graze 300 yearlings for 1.5 months. 


The ranch works well as a spring and summer grazing operation with good fall hunting.  It has cover for wildlife on the upper reaches and water in the creek bed.  Bordering thousands of acres of BLM land, the ranch is well-suited as a fall hunting base.  

Brokers Comments

Lay Creek Ranch is a good quality ranch offering good grazing pastures, tree cover and a spring-fed creek.  It is fenced for livestock and provides cover and water for elk, deer and antelope.  Electric runs through the ranch and there are several good building sites with excellent views.  The ranch has easy access off of paved US Highway 40.  Priced competitively, the ranch is a very good value.   Seller will consider selling in 300-400 acre parcels.