Lucky 8 Ranch was founded in 2014 as bare land and no ranch. The crew has been hard at work establishing the agriculture operation ever since. We purchased our first 11 bison in 2015 and now raise over 300 head of bison, growing up to 500. The American Bison is a national icon, and they aren't only cool to look at but nutritious and delicious. The bison spend their summers on lush green open pasture and spend their winters hunkered down near the barn. Lucky 8 Ranch is nestled in the peaceful and gently flowing Trout Creek valley, surrounded by the Northern Rocky Mountains.
What do you do with 3,000 acres of varying landscape, from dense scrub oak and luscious aspens to vast hay prairies and endless views? Share it with the world! In 2018, Lucky 8 Ranch added agritourism tours offering ATV Bison Adventures, Snowmobile Tours, Hay Rides, and Horseback Trail Rides to the operation. All adventures are educational journeys that immerse our visitors in the Routt County and Colorado ranch culture and heritage.
In 2019 Lucky 8 Ranch added a magnificent special event venue overlooking the creek valley and beyond. The site sits just above the winding Trout Creek, once home to the historic Haybro, Juniper, Edna, and Keystone coal mining operations. The mining operation started in 1916 and ended in the early 2ooos.
Lucky 8 Ranch staff has over 20 years of special event experience, from day-of coordination to full planning. We are incredibly professional and detail-oriented to make any occasion a life-long memory.