Address: 2213 County Road 76
Square Feet: 1,952±
Situated in the heart of one of Colorado’s most pristine high mountain valleys, the Circle J Ranch, east of Gunnison, stands apart for its outstanding recreational values. With over ﬁve miles of high-quality trout streams running through the ranch and bordering thousands of acres of public lands on two sides, the Circle J is ideally suited as a ﬂy ﬁshing, equestrian or big game hunting showpiece.
The lovely Quartz Creek valley runs between the historic mining town of Pitkin, and the one-time narrow-gauge railroad stop of Parlin, where Quartz Creek joins Tomichi Creek. Prospectors discovered gold upstream in 1862, but they left the lower portion of the valley to the ranchers, who for generations raised cattle and hay in the productive Quartz Creek bottomlands. Today, the Circle J Ranch still occupies some of the best land of the valley.