Lazy Dog Ranch v. Telluray Ranch Corp

In Lazy Dog Ranch v. Telluray Ranch Corp., 965 P.2d 1229 (Colo. 1998) the Court addressed the use of extrinsic evidence to ascertain the intended use of an easement that had been expressly granted in a warranty deed. The supreme court cautioned that the instrument conveying an interest in land is to be the primary source of information, and that in cases where the document of conveyance itself specifically addresses the issue, "there will be no need to look at the surrounding circumstances." Lazy Dog Ranch v. Telluray Ranch Corp., supra, 965 P.2d at 1236.