Sitting in its own serene and secluded valley only seven miles north of the resort town of Steamboat Springs, lies the Big Creek Ranch. With over 5,000 acres, this is the largest property of its kind in the US near a major world-class ski resort. The ranch is practically surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of national forest, making this wild and vast retreat seem infinitely larger. Boasting over five miles of private fishing along the enhanced Big Creek, the ranch also offers several other creeks, springs and ponds, abundant wildlife and elegant improvements.
Lying on the west slope of the Continental Divide and the Park Range, the property winds its way through aspen and fir covered hillsides with majestic views of the ski are
Elk River Ranch - Steamboat Springs, CO: From its location in the heart of the pastoral Elk River Valley, this 801 acre ranch features panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, well-appointed accommodations, fertile irrigated meadows and cottonwood-lined river with trophy trout fishing. The finely crafted 7,937 square foot main home set on the bank of the river is complimented by an historic ranch compound with a variety of lodging and entertainment for guests. Excellent water rights supply productive hay meadows in addition to upland pasture for grazing. A beautiful and private stretch of the Elk River meanders through the middle of the ranch providing outstanding fly fishing. Neighboring ranches with conservation easements provide
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$18,000,0008,818 acresToponas, CO80479 - Routt County
The Porcupine Ridge Ranch is a classic Colorado mountain working ranch situated in the Yampa River Valley just south of Steamboat Springs at the base of the Flattops Wilderness Area. The 8,818 +/- acre ranch offers an incredible investment opportunity to own one of the largest blocks of privately owned land with senior water rights in the Colorado River and Yampa River basins. The pastoral property is over 9 miles long and and includes 50 miles of streams, reservoirs, wetlands, lush irrigated hay fields, grasslands, treed hillsides and sagebrush range. Significant conservation values with water resources, wetlands and habitat for big game and sage grouse; annual farm income; stream/fishery enhancements; and 95 cfs of direct flow rights and
Shadowed by the rugged peaks of the snowcapped Zirkel Range at the headwaters of the Elk River, the 587-acre Vista Verde Guest Ranch has over 90,000 square feet of refined improvements. No expense was spared with the recent renovation of the guest cabins, existing improvements and infrastructure. The new lodge addition, large indoor riding arena and luxury cabins provide the ultimate balance of indulgence and customized adventure for guests from around the world. Public land permits provide access to tens of thousands of acres in the surrounding Routt National Forest. Steamboat Springs, with its world-class skiing, boutique shopping and fine dining is a half-hour drive south of the ranch. Contact Christy Belton.
A tranquil oasis of lush irrigated meadows and cottonwood-lined streams nestled beneath rocky buttes, Table Rock Ranch is one of the finest fly-fishing properties in western Colorado. The extraordinary water, beauty and privacy of this end-of-the-road property are complemented by outstanding accommodations and a convenient location within easy reach of both the Vail Valley and Steamboat Springs resort areas.
Table Rock Ranch is blessed with a unique setting at the mouth of three canyons where streams tumble out of the rugged mountains and combine their flows as they meander alongside fertile meadows. This natural abundance of water has been further accentuated by professional enhancements to make this ranch truly stand out for the amount o
Conveniently bordering a world-class resort town, yet amazingly private and pristine, Slate Creek Ranch boasts an unparalleled combination of stunning scenery, valuable water rights, intact mineral rights, excellent wildlife habitat, public land adjacency, stream-fed ponds, paved road access and usable improvements. From its protected setting along Slate Creek, the 1,180+/- acre ranch features excellent views of the Yampa Valley and Steamboat ski slopes. Encompassing a diverse landscape ranging from irrigated meadows and pastures around the ranch headquarters to oaks, aspen groves and pockets of dark timber up the mountain, this well-cared for ranch has become a sanctuary for wildlife. Although incredibly convenient due to its location w
Offered for sale for the first time in 40 years, the 3,884-acre Deep Creek Ranch in the sought-after Elk River Valley north of Steamboat Springs is diverse with open grassland and alfalfa fields at the southern end of the ranch, irrigated meadows along the easily accessible county road and upland grazing at the northern part of the ranch. Ideally suited for a livestock operation, the ranch has very good cattle handling facilities, excellent fences and numerous ponds and springs. The ranch has been well managed over the last several decades to maximize the production capability without compromising the outstanding elk, deer and bear hunting. The seller has been deliberate about perfecting the water rights, which will convey. The ranch is acc
Crowned by an exceptional custom home perched on a bench overlooking the Elk River Valley, this 797 acre ranch is distinguished by its live water, wildlife habitat, luxurious accommodations and spectacular panoramic vistas. The beautiful Elk River flows through the property, providing outstanding fly fishing for a variety of trout. The cottonwood-lined riparian areas are a haven for wildlife including sandhill cranes, great blue herons, bald eagles, sharp-tailed grouse, elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope. A sizable tributary, Deep Creek, meanders through another area of the ranch. Historic water rights from both sources provide irrigation for 120 acres of hay meadow. In addition, there are about 500 acres of rolling upland pasture. Loca
Magnificently inspired, the River House Ranch is the perfect fly fishers escape, ideally situated in a distinct and exclusive location. Encompassing 137.4 acres, an abundance of water resources includes frontage on both banks of the Elk River. The ranch is complemented by 55 acres of irrigated land, two aerated lakes exceeding 100,000 square feet of surface area, and extensive landscaping - all of which accentuate the exquisite 7,575 square foot luxury home within a stones throw of river and lakes. The property is a masterwork in which each enhancement serves both purpose and aesthetics. Located just 17 miles north of Steamboat Springs and premier skiing, the River House Ranch is opportune for the discerning investor. Neighboring ranches ar
At the pinnacle of the upper Elk River valley is a unique gentlemans ranch combining exceptional land and extraordinary improvements. Snowy Mountain Ranch is ideally positioned to capture the majestic setting overlooking Steamboat Lake and the surrounding high mountain peaks. The land features a diverse blend of attractive characteristics, with 210+/- acres of beautiful meadows, healthy aspen and timber forests, ponds, wetlands and meandering Willow Creek. With Routt National Forest bordering one side of the property and Steamboat Lake State Park on the other, nearly every conceivable outdoor activity is within easy reach.
The impressive residences are masterfully crafted of quality large-diameter log and stone construction with the highes
Lost Elk Ranch is a picturesque Colorado high country ranch nearly surrounded by national forest featuring excellent wildlife habitat, water resources and luxury improvements. The 1,378 acre J Bar Unit consists of 738 deeded acres plus adjacent 640 acres of state land controlled by the ranch. It is an exceptional wildlife property featuring trophy-caliber elk, mule deer, black bear and an occasional moose. A diverse landscape of aspen groves, dark timber, mountain meadows, sagebrush and creeks flow over multiple drainages, providing excellent habitat and attracting game from surrounding public lands. The ranch has abundant water with three streams, stocked fishing ponds, historic water rights and irrigated meadows. The recently constructed
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$8,750,0006,651.87 acresHayden, CO81639 - Routt County
With over a century of family ownership dating back to 1911, the Frentress Ranch has a long history of production, wildlife and stewardship. The 6,650+/- acre ranch consists of 4,500+/- deeded and 2,155+/- state lease acres, all in one contiguous block encompassing the Yampa River corridor and the rolling countryside to the south. The majority of the ranch has historically been farmed but it is also well suited for grazing and feed production either seasonally or year-round. Conservative estimates of capacity are 350-400 yearlings seasonally or 250-300 cow/calf pairs year-round, and could be higher, especially in wet years. The combination of river bottom, brushy draws and cultivated land provide ideal habitat for mule deer and the ranch is
Mystic Hill Ranch is the epitome of a dream-ranch in the Colorado Rockiesend of the road privacy, live water, snow-capped Continental Divide views, and a custom log home. With water rights, ponds, irrigated meadows, springs, diverse terrain and some minerals, it checks off a lot of boxes for the buyer. Surrounded by large working ranches, the ranch is extremely private and a haven for big game. A new barn with professionally designed livestock working facilities and hay shed are situated at the southern end of the ranch near the irrigated fields. The comfortable 3,000-square-foot home is nestled at the edge of a stand of spruce and pines and is steps from Miller Creek, which flows the length of the ranch. Access to the shopping, dining and
Situated at the confluence of Beaver Creek and Morrison Creek, the 4F Unit of Lost Elk Ranch features a beautiful mountain setting, excellent wildlife habitat and a lake teeming with trout. The 665 acre ranch encompasses a broad irrigated meadow and numerous gently sloping side drainages with additional pocket meadows, water, aspens and timber. The ranch borders Routt National Forest providing access into additional land for recreation and hunting. The comfortable 1,600 square foot ranch house is complemented by a large garage with shop. Located less than 30 miles south of Steamboat Springs in the secluded upper Morrison Creek valley, the scenic location is bounded by the Gore Range and Sarvice Creek Wilderness to the east and Green Ridge t
Woodchuck Mountain Ranch offers the rare combination of exceptional hunting, a fishing stream, diverse landscape, and adjacency to a wilderness area, along with year-round access and 30-minute proximity to a major ski resort town. Comprised of 2,204 deeded acres, the ranch also holds the grazing lease on 880 acres of adjacent BLM lands bringing the total to 3,084 acres. The property is situated on Morrison Creek near the confluence with the Yampa River, and one mile of the stream flows through the middle of the ranch. East of the creek, the ranch shares three miles of boundary with the Sarvis Creek Wilderness and encompasses several drainages descending to the creek. The land on the west side of the creek is highlighted by a local landmark,