Wakara Ranch Colorado: As rare as white buffalo are Western ranches that combine solid cattle production with trophy hunting and world-class fly fishing, but all three converge on the Wakara Ranch, just ten miles upstream of Meeker, Colorado. Easily qualifying as one of the finest all-round large ranches in northwest Colorado, the 2,192-acre Wakara Ranch will capture your Western imagination and not let it go for years to come.
The Wakara Ranch sits on the banks of the magnificent White River, one of Colorado’s best kept trophy trout rivers. Fed by the fertile limestone geology of the White River Plateau, the White River is perfect habitat for rainbow and brown trout and native whitefish that are measured in pounds rather than inches. An exceptional biomass of insect and forage fish life produces Wakara trout that frequently reach 22 to 26 inches in length, and 4 to 7 pounds. Flyfishers in particular will delight in the long runs and riffles of the 1/2 mile of river on the ranch as hatches of caddis, stoneflies and mayflies are heavy for most of the summer months.