Steamboat Springs Area Recreational Ranch
Completely surrounded by the Routt-Medicine Bow National Forest, the 160-acre Homestead at Big Red Park is a true park-like setting with three high mountain streams running through the property. The improvements range from a nicely-appointed two bedroom, two bath log cabin nestled in the pines to a chic log sleeping cabin to a historic, comfortable and functional one bedroom cabin with great views of the park and Continental Divide. The property is fenced and cross fenced for horses. Big Red Park is a year-round destination for recreational enthusiasts. This wonderfully unique National Forest inholding is located only 40 miles from Steamboat Springs on well maintained county and forest service roads.
The Homestead at Big Red Park is located 40 miles north of the resort town of Steamboat Springs. It is easily accessed via year-round paved county and gravel USFS county roads. Scenic Routt County Road 129 follows the Elk River through the lush river valley meadows. On the way is Clark, a small community with groceries, fuel stop and a K-8 public charter school. 20 minutes from the ranch is the town of Hahn’s Peak with restaurants, a convenience store and a marina at Steamboat Lake. This area of the county is known for great year-round outdoor recreation.
The ranch is completely surrounded by the Routt National Forest which totals more than one-million acres and stretches into Wyoming. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport with daily flights to Denver International Airport is about an hour and a half to the southwest. During the ski season, direct flights are available from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Newark, New York City, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. Steamboat Springs, with a population of about 12,000, is a friendly resort community that features many amenities found in larger towns. The Yampa Valley Medical Center, constructed in 1999, is a full service acute care hospital. The Bud Werner Memorial Library, recently constructed following an $11,000,000 voter-approved tax, is a 28,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility. Colorado Mountain College, an established community college, continues to experience growth and success and recently added two 4-year degree programs.
The Homestead at Big Red Park is a 160-acre forest inholding consisting of high mountain meadows which are intersected by three small alpine creeks. Young pines flank the meadows and mitigation of the older pines has been completed. Elk, moose, deer, antelope and black bear are common in the area. Much of the acreage along the creek is lined with willows and provides excellent habitat for the wildlife and birds.
Cool summers are typical with maximum temperatures in the 80s. The average temperature in January, typically the coldest month, is about 1 degree F. Spring comes in May as the snow begins to give way to the grass. Fall is a treat for the senses with bugling elk and vivid yellow and orange trees and brush. Annual precipitation comes mostly in the form of snowfall, roughly 300 inches per year.
Improvements are situated at the southern end of the ranch just below Hahn’s Peak, a magnificent volcanic cone that reaches almost 11,000 ft. in altitude. The improvements range from a nicely-appointed two bedroom, two bath log cabin nestled in the pines to a chic log sleeping cabin to a historic, comfortable and functional one bedroom cabin with great views of the park and Continental Divide. Power is provided by solar, an ideal source for sun-drenched northern Colorado. Water for the main cabin is provided by a 40 gpm well. The property is fenced and cross-fenced for horses.
The ranch is currently used for summer grazing of horses. The Seller also leases out the cabins during the summer for fishing, during the fall for hunting and during the winter for snowmobiling and back country skiing.
Water rights consist of several adjudicated springs and pumps located around the property. Uses are livestock, domestic and irrigation.
Bill Spring .027 cfs
Denise Springs .027 cfs
Spring Creek Pump .083 cfs
Folden 1 Pump .027 cfs
Folden 2 Pump .027 cfs
Folden 3 Pump .027 cfs
Folden 4 Pump .027 cfs
Silver City Pump .027 cfs
With the surrounding national forest, access to area recreation opportunities is unlimited. Hunting (Game Management Unit 5) is very good on the adjacent public lands. 2011 statistics indicate a 34% success rate for elk in this GMU. Motorized vehicles are allowed in this part of the national forest, but roads are limited and the terrain can be rugged. Winter recreation is unbelievable with an extensive system of groomed trails that access expansive open parks and deep powder.
Seller represents 100% ownership of the minerals; all will convey.
Deer, antelope, elk, bear, and a variety of bird species can be found on the ranch.