Long Gulch Meadows

  • $725,000
  • Horse Riding, Skiing, Snowshoeing
  • 78 Acres
  • Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Colorado
  • Routt
  • Steamboat Springs


Long Gulch Meadows consists of 78 acres north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With over 40 acres of irrigated hay meadows and over 35 acres of grazing, the property is a good balance for a small livestock operation. The land can be split into 2 parcels and is served by electricity, year-round roads, and a spring. Historic water rights come out of the Borland Vail Ditch. Located near several national forest trailheads, public lakes and rivers, and the resort town of Steamboat Springs.


  • Horse Riding
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing


Long Gulch Meadows is located 15 road miles north of the resort town of Steamboat Springs. It is easily accessed via year-round paved and gravel county roads. Scenic Routt County Road 129 follows the Elk River through the lush river valley meadows. Along the way are several productive and conserved ranches; a real-life example of the value the citizens in the area place on ranching and agriculture. Clark, a 10-minute drive north, is a small community with groceries, a post office, and a model K-8 public charter school. This area of the county is known for beautiful, protected landscapes and great year-round outdoor recreation.


Long Gulch Meadows consists of angrassy, rolling hillside to irrigated meadows. Borland Vail Ditch runs through the property from west to east, providing water for irrigation. A spring supplies water for livestock and wildlife.  The property is situated along the county road, providing easy access for trucks and equipment. 


The entire property is fenced and cross fenced; the fences are in good repair.

Recreational Amenities

Horseback riding opportunities are numerous both on and off of the ranch. The sloping hillsides and long, level meadow provide the perfect terrain for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. This area of northwest Colorado is popular for recreation enthusiasts: National Forest lands, lakes and reservoirs, and groomed trails are only a few miles from the property.

Agricultural Aspects

The irrigated meadows together produce about 60 tons of hay in a normal year. Irrigated meadows provide excellent fall grazing after the hay crop has been harvested.


Long Gulch Meadows is within a few miles of the Routt National Forest which is over one million acres and extends into Wyoming. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport with daily flights to Denver International Airport is a 40-minute drive to the west. During the ski season, direct flights are available from major cities all over the country. Steamboat Springs, with a population of about 12,000, is a friendly resort community that features many amenities found in larger towns. The UC Healthy/Yampa Valley Medical Center is an award-winning, full-service acute care hospital. Colorado Mountain College, an established community college, continues to experience growth and success and recently added two 4-year degree programs. Clark is a small rural community 17 miles north of Steamboat that is anchored by the newly constructed LEED gold school and a volunteer fire and rescue department