The ranch is located in northwest Colorado within the verdant Yampa Valley between Steamboat Springs and Vail Valley, just east of the 235,000 acre Flat Tops Wilderness Area, Colorado’s second largest wilderness area. Situated between two of Colorado’s largest ski resorts, the Yampa Valley offers some of the best hunting and fishing in the state with picturesque ranches and lush meadows set against the backdrop of the Flat Tops. The adjoining 2.3 million acre White River National Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities. The ranch also borders the rural community of Toponas, and is 40 miles south of Steamboat Springs, 45 miles north of Beaver Creek and Eagle County Regional Airport, and 150 miles from Denver. Small retail stores, restaurants and cafes can be found 10-15 minutes away in Yampa and Oak Creek, while a host of hotels, restaurants, bank and medical services can be found in the resort communities of Steamboat Springs and Avon.
The improvements on the ranch are focused on the productive nature of the property and include four modest homes as well as agricultural outbuildings. The homes include: 1,624 sq. ft. modular home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; a 790 sq. ft. log home (metal roof) with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom; a 924 sq. ft. ranch home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom; and a 1,399 sq. ft. ranch home built in 1940 with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
Other improvements include a 1,500 sq. ft. shop, two log barns and a connecting shed, hay and livestock sheds and a vintage 432 sq. ft. horse barn with a loft. The ranch has a set of good quality working corrals, covered livestock scale, stack yards and loading chute. It is fenced and crossed fenced and includes a 3,500 foot dirt runway that can easily be expanded. The ranch also offers improved gravel driveways, extensions of electrical service, two septic systems, a domestic well and a spring for domestic water.
The ranch is ideally located between the Vail Valley and Steamboat Springs along State Highway 131. The nearest services are located in the adjoining small town of Toponas. More extensive services are located 21 miles south of the ranch at Wolcott or 8 miles north in Yampa.
Vail is one of the premier year-round resort destinations in the world with noted skiing complimented by wide-ranging amenities and first-class services. Steamboat also offers similar amenities but on a smaller scale and a more western aesthetic. Both areas offer world class skiing, with great restaurants, shopping and medical facilities and excellent recreational amenities including hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, snowmobiling, mountain biking and rafting.
The ranch is located just 45 miles from Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), which offers direct flights to and from 11 major American cities including Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Steamboat Springs and Beaver Creek Resort are 40 miles north and 45 miles south, respectively, of the ranch via State Highway 131, and the Denver metro area is just 150 miles from the ranch via I-70.
The ranch sits primarily in the Egeria Creek drainage at an elevation of 8,200 feet rising to 9,513 feet on the west side along Porcupine Ridge. There are approximately 60 frost free days per year at this elevation and the climate is characterized by cold winters and cool summers. Mean values for precipitation is 16.4 inches/year with 120 inches of snowfall. February is the driest month, and August is the wettest.