A unique 51 acre lot among the homesites, Lot 3 boasts massive vistas over the rolling open space and a ridge that is home to a large elk community. The building site is mostly level with a pocket of aspens and some oak brush providing natural shade and privacy for a mountain home. Water is supplied by the ranch's private water system. Underground electricity and high-speed internet have been brought to the lot. At the edge of a mature aspen grove, the snow-capped mountains can be seen between the trees in the distance. The open meadows to the west lead up to Pete’s cabin, a historic one-room building that is the midway point along the trail to the national forest. Follow the trails from the homesite directly to the cabin and enjoy the expansive views of the ranch, elk river, and continental divide.
The Clark Store, just 4 miles down the road, is a one-stop shop for a quick snack, necessities, fishing tackle, ice cream, or a homemade meal from the deli. At the base of Hahns Peak, the Steamboat Lake Outpost offers fuel, dining, outdoor adventures, and live music and events. Steamboat Springs, just 17 miles down scenic Elk River Road, hosts local businesses, shops, and restaurants. With a vibrant community, local eateries, and world-class skiing, Steamboat is one of the country’s most attractive destination resorts. Situated in the northwest corner of the state and nestled near the Zirkel Wilderness area above the free-flowing Elk River, the Murphy-Larsen Ranch is a tranquil mountain escape from the busy world. The high-speed broadband internet on the ranch makes it easy to work remotely and a convenient drive to the Yampa Valley Regional Airport offers year-round access to domestic and international travel.
Nestled in an aspen grove, this 50 acre site overlooks Owens Pond is the site for Owen’s Cabin. It functions as the Ranch’s clubhouse. Named for Owen Murphy, who homesteaded the Murphy-Larsen ranch, and designed by Robert Hawkins of Hawkins architects, Owen’s Cabin is a warm and welcoming gathering space for MLR owners, their children and guests.
A private water system provides water to the homesite.
Horseback riding on Murphy-Larsen Ranch is exceptional, not only because of the available trails but because of the views and varying terrain. With access to National Forest, riders can enjoy long trail rides without having to trailer off property.
The varied topography and maintained trails cater to excellent mountain biking and hiking for all levels. Choose from steep inclines and gentle sloping hills just across the county road on the North Murphy-Larsen or head into the thousands of acres of national forest accessed from the western boundary of the ranch.
The Murphy-Larsen Ranch sets the bar high for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing with breathtaking views and diverse terrain. Miles of groomed trails are maintained through the winter winding through aspen groves and open meadows. Looking to speed things up a little, The Murphy-Larsen Ranch and adjoining national forest is beckoning for backcountry skiers to make some fresh turns in untouched, knee-deep powder.
orthwest Colorado is known as a top hunting destination around the country. Routt County in particular is home to countless elk herds, mule deer, black bears, pronghorn, mountain lions and many other small game animals. The Murphy-Larsen Ranch is located in Game Management 214. Hunting on the North Murphy-Larsen can be arranged by the ranch’s hunting outfitter or owners can utilize the thousands of acres of public land adjoining the ranch.