With its southeast exposure bringing warm morning sun through a beautifully spaced aspen grove, Site 6 has a contemplative appeal. The site overlooks a small valley and has pocket views of the Continental Divide. The largest lot, over 65 acres, is located in the heart of the Murphy-Larsen Ranch. A mix of mature and young aspens and occasional oak scatter the level landscape before a small hill drops off overlooking the horse arena. The position of the lot allows for direct eastern views of the mountainous Zirkel Wilderness, with no possibility for development between. The open valley below is protected by a conservation easement and serves as open space for homeowners to recreate, cattle to graze, and wildlife to call home. West of the ranch is the adjacent million-plus acre Routt National Forest. Electricity and internet connections are already in place providing certainty for homeowners wanting to live in the rural mountains and be reliably connected.
Located 4 miles from Clark, small-town conveniences are all within a short drive of the ranch, a store/post office/deli are housed in the Clark Store. Just 6 miles north at Steamboat Lake, the cascading mountains meet mellowed waters, and the activities are endless. Boating, paddle boarding, and fishing are popular summer activities in a scenic mountain setting. Continue north and find the best of back-country skiing and snowmobiling in seemingly uncharted landscapes. Craving more terrain? Enjoy the 25-minute drive into Steamboat Springs, otherwise known as Ski Town USA to enjoy world-class skiing paired with western roots that are ingrained in the town’s long-held traditions. Murphy-Larsen Ranch values the area’s agricultural heritage and reflects the passion for Colorado’s outdoor recreation.
Owen’s cabin located in the center of the southern portion of the ranch surrounded by the homesites is a warm gathering place for owners to host events or relax. Views of the north Murphy-Larsen and the continental divide can be enjoyed from the deck.
Pete’s cabin, a midpoint between the home site and the gateway to the national forest is a warm one room historic cabin to warm up in the winter or cool off in the summer and had a hitching post to tie up horses.
The ranches extensive tail system connects the homesites to miles of maintained trails for hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and riding. The riding arena is the perfect place to leg up your horse before a ride into the adjoining national forest or across the road on the north Murphy-Larsen.
The agriculture operator works to continuously improve the land using regenerative management practices. This style of grazing management focuses primarily on working with Mother Nature. With cowboy traditions at the root, the practice of high density grazing for short periods of time that will
promote native grass growth. This allows cattle to benefit from the available forage while giving the land the rest that it needs.
The Murphy-Larsen Ranch supplies water to each lot via the private water system.
Hunting on the north Murphy-Larsen can be arranged with the ranches hunting outfitter. Homeowners can also take advantage of the hundreds of thousands of acres of public land in the area and connected to the ranch.