The Reserve on the East River

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Striking Beauty in the Heart of the Rockies

The Reserve on the East River

is a mountain retreat with two pristine miles of private access to the kind fly fishing Colorado is coveted for. In addition, you’ll be able to set off for adventure from the Reserve’s private equestrian facility and enjoy the miles of trails by horseback, or explore this expansive retreat by hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Your friends and family will boast of the luxurious guest house and lodge nestled in on the riverfront.The Reserve’s private river frontage ensures a lifetime of memorable fly fishing, surrounded by national forest creating a permanent boundary for the 24 mountain and river homesites. The final offering of homesites at the Reserve consists of six exclusive properties along the banks of the East River. Meticulously restored to provide a sustainable fishery for generations to come, the East River’s crystal clear waters lie just outside your door.


Positioned to the east of Red Mountain and above and to the west of the East River, you can experience the heart of the Rockies here at the Reserve – approximately eight miles south of Crested Butte, and 20 minutes from the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport. The Reserve is 8,200 ft. above sea level at its base and 10,400 ft. at its highest point, so you’ll find plenty of space to relax and enjoy the mountain air.

crested butte landscape view from east river reserve


A spacious home for your horses, the Equestrian Facility marks the trailhead that links to the Gunnison National Forest.

  • 4 Stalls
  • Riders’ Lounge
  • Tack room
  • Tack lockers
  • Horse washroom
  • Outside deck
  • Restrooms


Recount your adventures by the fireplace, or discuss the day’s most productive patterns in the waterfront Fisherman’s Lounge’. This comfortable social hub also offers three guest suites with private baths.

  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Multiple Dining Areas
  • Meeting Room
  • Entertainment Room
  • Fishing Lounge & Lockers
  • Fire Pit & Pavilion
  • 3 Wood Burning Hearths


A riverside log cabin house three well appointed guest suites, with individual baths, and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Living room, dining room, and outdoor deck provide additional space to relax.

  • Full Kitchen
  • Rooms for Entertaining
  • Outdoor Decks
  • Wood Stove

Contact Bighorn to speak with a REALTOR who specializes in fishing properties.