C Cross C Ranch, located just 25 minutes south of Steamboat Springs in the Upper Yampa River Valley, is a historic Colorado mountain ranch with thousands of acres of private elk hunting. The ranch is known for producing and holding impressive bulls year in and year out and 2018 was no different. These two animals were harvested in the September archery season and several more were taken through the rifle seasons.
C Cross C Ranch is situated on the south facing slopes of Thorpe Mountain which is characterized by mature timber, open parks, and over 1000 feet of elevation variance. This expansive and diverse environment creates outstanding private habitat and supports top-notch big game hunting within a unit where hunting tags are readily available (GMU 15).
More About the Hunting at C Cross C Ranch
The ranch provides extremely valuable and pristine habitat for many big game species, with elk, mule deer, antelope, moose, black bear, mountain lion, turkey, and dusky grouse all prevalent on the ranch.
There is a rustic hunting camp located deep in the forest atop Thorpe Mountain where hunters stage both archery and rifle hunts beginning in early fall through late November. Many 300+ class bulls have been harvested on C Cross C, and due to thoughtful management, the ranch continues to produce year after year.
And Fly-Fishing too
Fly-fishermen will also appreciate the 1.4 miles of the Upper Yampa River, which is known as a private gem amongst locals. The ranch’s private stream is characterized by meandering oxbows, undercut banks, deep holes, and shallow gravel runs, which create a wonderful diverse habitat for a thriving population of rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout.
Skiing and Other Recreation
Nicknamed “Ski Town USA,” Steamboat Springs boasts world class skiing opportunities.The ski area has 165 named trails which spread over 2,965 acres with an average annual snowfall of 344 inches on the mountain.
In addition to the skiing, the neighboring Stagecoach State Park, Routt National Forest, White River National Forest, and Sarvice Creek and Flat Tops Wilderness offer the outdoor enthusiast year-round access to thousands of acres of public land. The abundance of nearby public land offers something for every outdoor enthusiast, whether it be hiking and boating in the summer months or cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months.
For more information on the ranch, please contact the listing ranch broker, Daniel Carter.