Situated on the lower end of the long slope stretching to Cottonwood Creek, Lot 11 is 50 acres and has views across the Elk River Valley east to the Continental Divide. Mature aspens blended with new growth fade into a small open meadow with unobstructed snowy mountain views. The draw below creates cover for local wildlife to the south while the terrain of the North Murphy-Larsen rises to the north. Thick timber provides a natural barrier from the homesites above. National forest access is just a short stroll on the extensive trail system on the ranch. The trails, maintained year-round provide excellent terrain for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and riding around the ranch. The private water system on the Murphy-Larsen supplies water to the lot which also has underground electric and fiber high-speed internet.
Come for the breathtaking views and stay for the quaint mountain-town lifestyle. Clark, Colorado is the perfect community hub just 4 miles from the Murphy-Larsen Ranch. Clark is home to a K-8 public charter school, preschool, fire station, convenience store/deli, and a post office. Amenities such as fuel, live music, and dining are up the road at Steamboat Lake. From the year-round activities to the rich ranching heritage, the beauty of North Routt lies in its simplicity. Less than 30 minutes away, Steamboat Springs promotes a healthy, outdoor-centered lifestyle. Three major mountains in the area, Mt. Werner, Emerald, and Buffalo Pass, comprise close to 100 trails made to be biked, hiked, and explored. From Steamboat Lake to Stagecoach, fishing outlets are abundant in Routt County. Two main rivers, the Yampa and the Elk are perfect for floating, fishing, kayaking, or just enjoying the serene riverside setting. Situated a short drive north of the world-renowned ski town, the Murphy-Larsen Ranch is a community where recreation, agriculture, and limited development work together to enhance the land for its residents, livestock, and wildlife.
Throughout the seasons, Owen’s Cabin is a space designed for events either planned, spontaneous or somewhere in between: impromptu birthday celebrations, round-robin ping-pong tournaments, snowshoed marriage proposals, evening fly-tying sessions, a game of cards, a night of music or a candlelit anniversary or the quiet contemplation of a life well-lived.
Take a hike, ski or ride to Pete’s cabin. Over looking the ranch with great views of the snow capped continental divide in the distance this one room hangout is the midway point between the homesites and the expansive national forest.
The Murphy-Larsen Ranch agricultural operator works with the land and livestock to not only sustain, but regenerate and promote better grasslands that will be diverse and allow for more growth. In turn, creating healthy
cattle that are able to thrive in an always improving landscape for future generations of homeowners and wildlife.
There is private water system on the ranch that provides water to each of the homesites.
The Murphy-Larsen Ranch prioritizes low impact recreational opportunities for owners and guests. The extensive trail system connects the homesites, both cabins, the horse arena and the national forest access point. The trails are maintained year round including grooming for cross-country skiing in the winter.
There is endless opportunity for hunting in north Routt County with the thousands of acres of public land. Hunting on the north Murphy-Larsen can be set up with the ranches hunting outfitter.
More information about the Murphy-Larsen Ranch can be found at https://murphy-larsen.com/