It all started with my fathers first trip to his uncles farm in Canada as a child. Then in 2014 nested in the quiet and stunning valley of Trout Creek in Oak Creek, Colorado, one mans dream became a reality. With over 3100 acres of farm land and over a mile of Trout Creek, a bison ranch was born. We chose these majestic creatures for many reasons. Not only are they awesome to look at, but they were also on the brink of extinction. Many ranches like us want to bring the herd back to its historic numbers. These animals are near genetic perfection, standing the test of time.
The revival of a once endangered species and the reclamation of the American farmland, by providing a safe work environment and practicing Holistic Land Management while being environmentally conscious while involving the community. We will provide the highest quality American Original Red Meat and other products!
We have sourced our bison from some of the best private and public herds in the country. Our herd has genetics from Grandpa, the 3000 pound bull, Chief Joseph, the most expensive bull every purchased, Yellowstone National Park, and from one of the first conservation herds dating back to 1907 from the New York Zoological Park.
We are located just 20 minutes from the Town of Oak Creek, 30 minutes from Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Ski Resort and 40 minutes from the Hayden Airport.
We are located in the charming valley of Trout Creek and on the historic Oak Creek (Hill) coal strip mine. If you were to look at it, you wouldn't even know. Lucky 8 Ranch is continually reclaiming our pastures, not only to improve forage quality, but to hopefully introduce more large wild mammal species to the area. Taking our land from abandonment to thriving has been our goal. Currently our bison herd is 150 and growing. We also have horses, alpaca, llama, chicken, & ducks. We love our animals and we love to share our home with visitors. Lucky 8 Ranch offers horse back riding lessons (English & Western), horse jumping training, and custom haying. We also offer various unique and exciting activities.
We proudly support our community!