It appears spring has made it to the Vail Valley a little early this year. The frozen tree branches now drip with melting snow. The “crunch” of the hard packed powder has transformed into the soft “swish” of slush. The solid frozen ice rinks that bound the riverbanks have melted into pools of flowing water that trickles over boulders, providing the perfect grounds for prolific hatches of fish. For the hardcore skiers, this time is a mournful goodbye to the ski season. For fly fishing enthusiasts, however, this is time to rejoice with euphoric anticipation of the upcoming quest for the trophy catch!
Spring is the ideal time to start looking for your families’ private river property as the warm weather patterns melt shelf ice and open up the water to the Eagle River’s largest fish like Rainbow Trout as they become active before the March spawn. Although Colorado fly fishing is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike, owning your own river property puts you a cast before the rest!
Private fishing waters = less anglers = more water to explore!
Raw land with private fishing and water frontage is rare in the Vail Valley, however there are still two of the most premier lots available. Here are some the Vail Valley’s rarest and most pristine waterfront properties to build your dream home, or just to use enjoy the tranquility of Colorado’s beautiful rivers.
21600 Highway 6, Lot #8 | Eagle, CO | $650,000
This 2.01 acre property located in the Eagle River Estates in Eagle is a fly fisherman’s paradise at an extremely accessible price! The river frontage is flanked by views south to the red river cliffs and the Diamond S Ranch. Only minutes east to golf at Eagle Springs Golf Club and skiing at Arrowhead and Beaver Creek Mountain. To the west, the property is minutes to the convenience of the Eagle Airport. Zoned for outbuilding and animals, this lot is the perfect horse ranch property!
14239 Highway 6 | Eagle, CO | $3,800,000
For those with a taste for acres upon acres of Colorado land to play on, the crème de la crème of Riverfront property awaits! Eagle River Estate’s 14239 Highway 6, 99 acres of mature trees, irigated pastures, a 1900 restored Homesteader’s cabin, and over 3,680 feet of river frontage! This gated lot is accessed through a private gate and bridge and enjoys vistas west to the flat tops and east towards the Gore Range. The 4 parcels can be subdivided.
For more information on Riverfront Property or Vail Real Estate, please contact Aubrie Apple at 970.376.5016 or Aubrie@GatewayToVail.com.