Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons joined by Summit County Animal Control Supervisor Jesslyn Swirka and the cowboys of Quaking Creek and Triple Creek Ranches moved cattle today between the two ranches. . Sheriff FitzSimons said, “I grew up spending summers moving cattle on my family’s ranch in Mexico.” “It’s wonderful to have an opportunity to do here at home in Summit County.”
Colorado is an open range state, which means that livestock are able to roam free and graze regardless of land ownership.
The 65 cows in the cattle drive were residing at an upper portion of the Quaking Creek Ranch. This herd was moved to their winter pasture destination at a lower elevation closer to home at the Triple Creek Ranch.