Pinnacle Peak Homestead offers a custom 4 bed, 3.5 bath home less than 45 minutes from Steamboat Springs. The home is tucked in a mature aspen grove that provides privacy from the minimal county road traffic. The 40 acre high mountain property with year round access is fully fenced and ideal for horses with a 3 stall barn and hay storage. The adjoining national forest stretches into the 235,000+ acres of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Pinnacle Peak Homestead is a private high-mountain homebase to take advantage of everything Colorado.
Located 28 miles from Steamboat Springs on county maintained roads, this quality custom home near the quaint town of Oak Creek offers quiet country living and modern amenities in one of northwest Colorado’s best outdoor recreation areas. The scenic drive along the county road follows Trout Creek with rugged country reaching high on each side before it opens up into lush irrigated meadows with a beautiful backdrop of the Flat Top mountains. Trout Creek Recreation Area, less than one mile from the house, is a trail head known for its stream fishing and camping. Chapman Reservoir is less than 10 miles from the property. This alpine mountain lake offers RV campsites; horse pens are located on site and the trails are connected to a large system for exploring the surrounding national forest and wilderness area.
Pinnacle Peak Homestead is situated on 40 acres in an area known for abundant outdoor recreation and agriculture. Three sides of the property are surrounded by two large acreage working ranches and the wildlife moves freely among the properties. The southern boundary of the property is bordered by national forest which includes the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. The property is fenced and cross fenced, and a small stock pond provides water below the house, an ideal location to watch horses graze from the deck. The healthy woodland ecosystem of the property cultivates soil that aids in moisture retention and native plant growth. The cool forest shades the tall grass, attracting a variety of wildlife.
Situated at 8120 feet in elevation, the house overlooks open meadows that span onto a neighboring ranch, much of which is conserved. The main level features an open floor plan with stellar mountain views from every room. The expanded primary suite, with a large picture window framing continental divide views, has an office, custom closet, and spacious bathroom. A secondary suite, two additional bedrooms, and a bathroom are located on the upper level. Direct access from the attached 2-car garage to the mudroom is suitable for seasonal Colorado weather. An addition built in 2017 adds an office and recreational living space; the large east-facing windows look directly at the snow-capped mountains in the distance. The home’s private outdoor living areas are partially covered and furnished with a hot tub and fire pit, making it easy to enjoy the incredible view year-round. In addition to the 4,246 square foot home, there is a barn with horse stalls, tack room, and hay storage. An attached heated woodworking shop provides extra space for ranch and recreation tools.
Hike, bike or ride your horse on the trails weaving in and out of aspens on the northern portion of the property. A lush grass clearing is the perfect setting for an afternoon picnic, evening fire or star gazing. The surrounding county roads are popular among gravel bike riding enthusiasts. Anglers can find brook trout in nearby Trout Creek and native rainbow, cutthroat trout and whitefish in the lakes and ponds on the surrounding public lands. Make turns on a snowmobile in the fresh powder during the winter or enjoy a quiet backcountry ski outing.
Water is provided to the home from an adjudicated high mountain spring with a 1932 priority date. The Trout Creek Ditch, which irrigates the neighboring ranch, and small seasonal streams run through the property. Two stock ponds provide water for horses and wildlife. An automatic livestock watering system is also in place.
The southern boundary of the property is bordered by National Forest which includes the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. The second largest wilderness area in the state spans 235,214 acres in both the Routt National Forest and White River National Forest. Around 110 lakes and ponds dot the country above and below the grand volcanic flat-topped cliffs and approximately 100 miles of fishable streams are in the area. The 160+ miles of trails are ideal for hiking, riding, hunting, fishing and camping; numerous trailheads are a short drive away! The Flat Tops is a cherished expanse of breathtaking open land that provides a range of benefits – clean air and water, carbon sequestration, habitat and refuge for native fish and wildlife, erosion control and soil renewal, and opportunities for outdoor recreation, solitude and adventure.
The eastern portion of the property is located in GMU 131, and the western portion is in GMU 231. Over-the-counter elk tags are available for both units and offer extended season youth elk hunts.
Pinnacle Peak Homestead is located in a sought after area primarily comprised of large working ranches with astounding panoramic views. Make the most of the area’s recreational opportunities on this private, rural property, already set up for horses. It is easy to work remotely with the current internet setup; the property is signed up for Luminate Broadband and Starlink internet is available (according to starlink.com). Pinnacle Peak Homestead requires a fraction of the work and commitment of a larger acreage parcel but offers many of the benefits – room to roam, privacy, scenery and beautiful mountain living.