Originally, our ranch was owned by Bart and Mary Strang. The Strang family ran the ranch as both a cow/calf operation as well as a boy’s camp.

The property was purchased in 1982 by Mount Sopris Joint Ventures. At that time, the land was plotted into forty-one lots between 35-50 acres each, with dedicated “open space” land for the enjoyment of all future Sopris Mountain Ranch owners.

It was a majority opinion when this ranch was founded that the most important long-range vision of the ranch was to protect as much open space as possible. This was a conservation plan ahead of its time, but would turn out to be centermost in making Sopris Mountain Ranch special and unique from all other land developments in the Roaring Fork Valley.