Scenic High Mountain Recreation Ranch
Little Trout Ranch, 3,397 acres of diverse terrain and cover, is located just 20 miles from Steamboat in the State Highway 131 corridor. Surprising is the proximity to Oak Creek (about 1 mile) coupled with the extreme privacy the ranch affords. The ranch has several dramatic draws and ridges which create outstanding wildlife habitat and 100-mile vistas of enormous basins, sandstone cliffs and snow capped mountain ranges in Northwest Colorado. Good ranch roads exist, leading to ponds, springs, and small creeks. Little Trout Ranch is bordered on several sides by smaller (mostly landlocked) BLM parcels and is well suited for big game hunting and year round recreation. Very few parcels of this size are available in Routt County; Little Trout Ranch is aggressively priced and extremely easy to access.
The ranch is located about 20 miles south of the resort town of Steamboat Springs. The northeast access to the ranch is just over a mile from the small mining town of Oak Creek on paved and good gravel roads. Oak Creek has a grocery store, fuel stop, restaurants and public schools. Vail and the I-70 corridor are an hour’s drive south.
The area surrounding the ranch is comprised of several high-mountain ranches and a few smaller acreage parcels. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport with daily flights to Denver International Airport is about a half hour 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 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.