Cattle have called our Colorado mountain valley home for nearly a century now, a region known for its rich agricultural land and green, rolling pastures. Today, we proudly continue this ranching heritage. Looking to serve the best possible beef to our guests, Devil’s Thumb Ranch decided to invest in unparalleled Wagyu beef. Starting back in 2013 with the purchase our first full-blood Wagyu cattle from Upstate NY, we have now grown our herd to over 150.

Originating in Japan, Wagyu simply translates to “Japanese cow.” To ensure the cattle are full-blood Wagyu, each animal is DNA tested and traced back to its origin, making it not easily sourced in the US. Devil’s Thumb Ranch is one of the few locations in the nation to breed and serve full-blood Wagyu. It is sought after so highly because of its intense intramuscular marbling, creating the most rich, buttery beef. With a tender texture and the nutritional equivalent of salmon, Wagyu cattle have the ability to take steric acid and convert it into oleic acid, making it one of the healthiest red meat options. Wagyu beef also produces higher monounsaturated fats which can lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL). Additionally, it contains higher percentages of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids known to protect against arthritis, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch is proud to raise Wagyu cattle in a stress-free, natural environment. They graze on local high-altitude grasses, which have extraordinarily high digestible nutrients, especially protein, giving our beef its signature flavor profile. We’re able to serve the most tender beef around while doing so in a sustainable manner—ensuring the most ethical and humane treatment possible for our cattle.

If you’re ready to taste our pasture-to-plate Wagyu for yourself, reserve a dinner table at Ranch House Restaurant where we have the perfect cuts for a melt-in-your-mouth steak. We also have select offerings of Wagyu beef in Heck’s Tavern, including our famous Wagyu burger. We look forward to sharing with you this exceptional culinary experience difficult to replicate anywhere else.

Experience Wagyu In Our Restaurants

THE RANCH-TO-TABLE EXPERIENCE

Being a working ranch that spans 6,500 acres, it’s only fitting we raise our own grass-fed cattle. We’re proud of our conscientious approach to sustainable ranching, as it allows us to not only care for our animals with passion and respect, but treats our guests to the freshest, best tasting beef possible.

READ MORE

Back to Top