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The Roper Cabin – A Reflection of Ranch Beginnings

[caption id="attachment_2550" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Elmer family purchased the cabin from Albert Roper. The young girl in the front is Alta Marie Dunbar, who was born in 1898 and died in 2002 at the age of 104. Her parents started Harmel’s Ranch Resort nearby.[/caption] Commonly known as the Roper Cabin, the...

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Longtime Crested Butte Locals Proud to Call Wilder Home

Keith Hegarty and Judy McGill-Hegarty have lived in the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley since the 1980s, calling Gunnison, the town of Crested Butte, a ranch up Slate River Road on the outskirts of Crested Butte and even Hotchkiss across the mountain home for a time. However, they didn’t cross paths until...

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Taylor River Fly Fishing Report- Fall 2016

Wilder's Master Guide Lu Warner gives his end of season Taylor River Fly Fishing Report. Detailed as always, follow this advice to land a trophy before the snow flies for good! Well, hard to believe we are nearing the end of our fishing season here at Wilder and it is already time for...

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Wilder Building a Riverside Cabin Available for Purchase

Wilder is offering the convenience of a brand new, riverside cabin along the Taylor River. When purchasing a homestead at Wilder on the Taylor, people typically build their own custom homes and fishing cabins, resulting in a variety of beautiful structures that complement the historic ranch’s landscape. In order to make it...

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Taylor River Fishing Report – August 2016

Taylor River Fishing Report from Wilder on the Taylor - August 24 2016 As we enter the last week of August, fishing conditions are prime on the Taylor river at Wilder. With flows just below 300 CFS and water temps in the mid 40’s, the last blast of the summer monsoon...

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Building Community of Owners with Wilder Thursdays

Building community begins with Wilder Thursdays, the time of the week that homeowners gather on summer evenings for casual conversation, delicious food prepared by on-site concierge Antonia Beale and casting tips from master fishing guide Lu Warner. The safari-like Founder’s Porch and spacious Wilder lawn, surrounded by the sweet sounds of...

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Taylor River Fly Fishing Report: July 8, 2016

It’s been a while since my last Taylor River fly fishing report and lots has changed on the river at Wilder. Currently the dry fly fishing is as good as it gets with BWO’s, Green Drakes, PMD’s, Stoneflies and clouds of Yellow Sallies and Caddis hatching throughout the day. River...

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Taylor River Fishing Report – June 5, 2016

Taylor River Fishing Report by Lu Warner After a bit of a blustery May, it looks like the weather is beginning to straighten out and turn into summer. This ought to melt the rest of the snow in the high country fairly quickly and the rivers will begin dropping to their...

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Spring 2016 Taylor River Fishing Report

The first Taylor River fishing report of the 2016 fishing season! Greetings to all. I hope the winter wasn’t to long and everyone is ready to get out on the water. Antonia, Vicente and I just finished a fantastic season in Chile at our Valle Bonito Lodge and are excited to...

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Calving Time Means Excitement at Wilder!

Calving time at Wilder on the Taylor is always a special occasion, especially this year. Calvin’s registered Angus show heifer, Chevelle, was due to calve on March 1. She has a big personality and loves people. Calvin, Clay and I hauled her almost 7,000 miles last year to shows all...

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