One of the premier features that today’s recreational ranch buyers are looking for is adjacency to public lands. Sharing a border with National Forest, BLM, or State owned lands can drastically increase the value and usability of a recreational property. Singing Elk Ranch directly adjoins the Routt National Forest on the entire western border of the property. This shared boundary is almost one mile long and makes the property infinitely larger with access to unique landmarks, noteworthy resources, and a network of trails leading to the famous Flat Tops Wilderness Area, less than five miles from the ranch.
Singing Elk Ranch enjoys unbridled access to the National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness through its own private entry gate linking up with Forest Service Road 910. This two-track road provides vehicular access to Gardner Park Reservoir, Harper’s Reservoir, Ram’s Horn Lake, Bear Lake, and the 220-acre Yamcolo Reservoir. All of these water features provide awesome high alpine fishing opportunities as well as canoeing, kayaking, and stunning beauty. Egeria Creek and Dome Creek provide additional fishing opportunities on meandering mountain streams.
Numerous trailheads begin within a short distance of the ranch and allow miles of hiking and unlimited exploration into the pristine Flat Tops Wilderness Area. The 235,214 acres of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area make up the second largest wilderness area in Colorado and includes some of the most iconic landscapes in the state. Having this infinite playground right out the backdoor is a distinct and rare feature of Singing Elk Ranch.
Finally, the neighboring National Forest is a sanctuary for wildlife. North America’s largest elk heard takes up residence here. The habitat and sanctuary provided by the Forest and Wilderness are a big draw for the elk, as well as numerous other wildlife species. For the hunter this translates into a vast area of additional hunting ground directly neighboring the ranch property. The topography of the Forest near the ranch drives migrating animals right onto the property, another benefit of ownership of Singing Elk Ranch. This area falls within GMU #26 which still has plentiful over the counter hunting tags.