This ranch checks off nearly every box a legacy ranch buyer has: prime big game hunting, outstanding fishing along Big Creek, public land boundary, smart improvements and close proximity to a major resort area.
With over one and a half miles of both sides of a meandering river, Meyers Yampa River Ranch is an impressive recreation property located just west of Steamboat Springs. Punctuated by the long stretch of private water, the ranch consists mostly of open grassy meadows typical of river valleys and is flanked by oak, sage and aspen covered hillsides. A custom 5,600 sq. ft. log home sits at the river’s edge; long views up and down the river corridor are visible from nearly every room in the house. With approximately 250 acres configured along a significant stretch of notable live water, the Meyers Yampa River Ranch is a place to perfect angling skills in a wild and scenic area of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain west.
Set along the foothills with direct views of the twin peaks of Mt. Meeker and Longs Peak, Meadow Green Farm is an outstanding 179.15-acre country estate that includes a 40-acre lake, a custom home on two levels with 6,957 sq. ft. of living space plus an attached three-car, one-RV garage with a 2,000-sq. ft. shop. The home is landscaped with a sprinkler system, mature trees and wrap-around covered porch on three sides and includes a screened-in porch and entertaining/barbecue area. Spacious 4 bedroom, 5 bath house nicely appointed with great room and bar on the main level, spare bedrooms on the upper level with a lounge TV area. The farm has excellent water rights and produces 10,000 bales of premium grass hay, 48 x 120 hay storage barn, 6,000-square-foot heated shop with office and 2 bedroom apartment with a complete set of working corrals.
Located northwest of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and a short drive from the regional airport in Hayden, LJ Ranch is 1520 acres of high mountain land. With numerous ridges and valleys, the ranch is among the best hunting properties in the area. The acreage consists primarily of aspen and fern forests with a good mix of pine forests and small pockets of open meadows. Numerous ponds attract wildlife; they are spaced around the ranch and keep the herds well-dispersed. The owners have a history of successful hunts and have carefully managed it to maximize the potential. Not only is the ranch well suited for prime big-game hunting, it is located in one of the most scenic areas of Northwest Colorado.
Dunckley Flattops Ranch is a 1,268+/- acre working cattle and hunting ranch located 35 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs. The ranch consists of two sets of working facilities; new improvements include perimeter and cross fencing, several large ag buildings and pipe corrals with good water distribution. The Dunckley Flattops Ranch is a year-round cattle and hunting ranch with the right proportion of hay production, water and grazing preferred in a quality ranch.
Deep Creek Ranch is 800+/- acres west of the sought-after Elk River Valley north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The ranch is diverse with open grass land and irrigated meadows along with numerous adjudicated ponds and springs. Ideally suited for livestock, the ranch has functional improvements and good working facilities. Improvements consist of a 2,400 s.f. farmhouse, a 3/2 modular and two smaller self-contained cabins. It is a well-rounded property with a good balance of grazing and hay production that supports a year-round cattle operation. The ranch has been well managed for livestock and wildlife over the last several decades. The ranch is only 12 miles from Steamboat and is accessed via year-round, county maintained (and lightly traveled) roads. There are several great building sites with easy access, utilities, and great views to the Steamboat Ski Area.
The Hatt Ranch is 580 acres in the Steamboat-Vail corridor. Located 45 scenic miles south of Steamboat Springs, the ranch has easy, year-round access. The front gate is less than a mile off of paved State Highway 131 on a well maintained gravel road. Approximately 180 acres are irrigated and King Creek flows through 2 miles of the ranch. A recently completed reservoir will provide storage water for irrigation and stockwater. The ranch is ideal for a livestock operation and can also be divided into 16 home sites with direct views of the Flattops to the west and the rugged Gore Ranch to the east. Bordering thousands of acres of public BLM land, the property is well-located for big-game hunting, riding and hiking. With easy access, stunning scenery, productive meadows and so many recreational opportunities, the Hatt Ranch is well priced for the ranch land buyer.
Elkhead Ranch is 332 acres of rolling grassland located west of Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Colorado.
The bucks get big in this area and the deer hunting on this ranch is excellent. Bordering public land and overlooking Elkhead Reservoir, some of the acreage also has CRP income. The 4,000 s.f. custom built home is nestled in a gently sloping valley and has direct views of the 900 acre lake. Exquisitely finished, private and inviting, the proeprty is minutes from the water, surrounded by great deer and antelope hunting, 9 miles from Craig and 35 miles from the world-class skiing at Steamboat Springs.
Middle Elk River Ranch has 40 acres with 1/4 mile of both sides of the Elk River located just 7 paved miles north of Steamboat Springs, CO. Straddling the sought-after Elk River and just off of Routt County Road 129, this property is easy to access from town. The acreage north of the river (approximately 13) is completely covered in cottonwoods and pines, providing a private and quiet setting along the banks of the river. The south bank of the river is flanked by a steep hillside loaded with game trails that wind through the thick pine forest. The remaining acreage on the south side of the Elk River is a level to rolling aspen covered bench that attracts elk, deer, bear and an occasional moose. The property is within a 1/2 mile of the Routt National Forest and an additional 2 miles of public fishing on the Elk River. The ranch has no covenants, is close to a notable resort town and public land, has live water and great privacy. This property checks many of the boxes for quality, recreational acreage.
Lay Creek Ranch is 1,230 acres and at just $650 per acre, is well priced in its category. The ranch borders thousands of acres of public BLM land and is in GMU 301 (OTC licenses available). The ranch is located 19 miles west of Craig, Colorado just off of paved US Highway 40 with easy year-round access. The upper reaches of the ranch have views of the Yampa River corridor to the south and views of Bears Ears to the northeast. Lay Creek flows through the ranch, providing water for stock and wildlife. Craig is the Moffat County seat and has grocery stores and restaurants, K-12 schools, and an established 2-year Community College.
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