A 2,100 acre historic ranch hidden in the middle of two million acres of Federal Forest, Wilder on the Taylor is an extraordinary jewel set in the stunning beauty of Colorado amidst the unspoiled natural landscape of glorious mountains and valleys and the thrilling variety of wildlife in the surrounding rugged wilderness.
Developed as a Colorado ranch, Wilder on the Taylor a perfect example of responsible preservation of the tradition and values of the Western Ranching culture. Almost 90% of the existing land will be protected from future development, a remarkable gift to future generations to enjoy the real story of this important way of American life.
The heart and soul of Wilder on the Taylor is the authentic Western Colorado cattle and haying operation, continuously operating for nearly 100 years. Formed originally by a federal land patent being granted and homesteaded by Charles T. Stevens and James E. Stevens and filed in the Land Office at Gunnison, Colorado on December 23, 1898.
With a long history of ownership in the Taylor Canyon, national developer, Jackson-Shaw, acquired the ranch in 2007 along with additional acres renaming the ranch, “Wilder on the Taylor”, or simply “Wilder”. Under a community ranch operating plan and a low intensity development plan, the remaining open space will be secured with a conservancy dedication insuring that the legacy of this quintessential American Cowboy culture will remain the lifestyle of the Wilder for many generations to come.