Bear River Ranch
Colorado Fishing Ranch on the Bear River
With over 1,200 feet of both sides of the Yampa (Bear) River and access to over a mile of water, the 43-acre Bear River Ranch is an outstanding angling property located just seven miles west of Steamboat. A wood-frame outfitter’s wall tent overlooks the Yampa River; it’s a great place to host a summer evening dinner party or relax under the covered awning. Water rights provide irrigation for the grass hay meadows, which are in excellent condition. The property is convenient to the regional airport and to Steamboat with its quaint shops, wide range of dining options and great skiing.
Easily accessed via paved U.S. Highway 40, the ranch is located 7 miles west of the resort town of Steamboat Springs. The regional airport is another 12 miles west of the ranch. The property on the south side of the river is a steep hillside that is densely covered in pine trees; it is a haven for wildlife, providing heavy cover in an area with little overall protection for wildlife. The hillside towers over the property land on the north side of the river which adds an element of privacy and protection that is unique among local river parcels.
Saddle Mountain is a local landmark with a distinct saddle-shaped profile. The north facing slope, loaded with dark timber, is a stark contrast to the rolling pastoral hills that meet at its base. The immediate neighborhood consists of luxury homes located along the Yampa River. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport with daily flights to Denver International Airport is less than an hour’s drive. 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 s.f. 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.