Eagle County services restricting in person interactions

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Eagle County government will be providing services via phone and/or online services and restricting in person interactions until April 8, 2020, when these precautions will be reevaluated. All essential county services are still being provided and contact information and on-line services can be accessed at https://www.eaglecounty.us/Administration/News/Eagle_County_Government_Services_Restricting_in_person_interations/

Open Space

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-8698
    Fax: 970-328-7185

    Open Space
    P.O. Box 179
    500 Broadway
    Eagle, Colorado 81631



Hardscrabble arial

Brush Creek Valley Ranch and Open Space 

Management Planning and Public Process

The acquisition of the property in 2017 was the most significant step toward the long-term protection of the Brush Creek Valley Ranch and Open Space. This is an achievement the community can be proud of, and the benefits of the property's conservation will be felt for generations to come. The purpose of the Management Plan is to provide a framework for the long-term improvement, stewardship, and public use of the property so that it will continue to be an asset to the community. 

A public management planning process for the Brush Creek Valley Ranch and Open Space spanned over seven months and included input from experts, stakeholders, user groups and the public, both during the initial scoping period in the spring of 2018, and on the draft Management Plan during the fall of 2018. The Eagle County Commissioners adopted the Management Plan for the Brush Creek Valley Ranch and Open Space, formerly Hardscrabble Ranch on November 13, 2018. 

During the management planning process, Eagle County solicited suggestions from the public for a new name for the property.  The community selected Brush Creek Valley Ranch and Open Space by a nearly 2- to-1 margin. 

Management Plan


Regional Map

Brush Creek Valley Ranch and Open Space Public Access 2018

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