Homesites Among 1,500 Acres of Spectacular Alpine Scenery
The Murphy Larsen Ranch is 1,500 acres of spectacular alpine scenery nestled in the quaint community of Clark, Colorado. It shares a border with the Routt National Forest. The ranch was thoughtfully developed by a family that deeply values conservation; in the 90’s, they entered into a local agreement with neighboring ranchers to protect and conserve thousands of acres in the Elk River valley. The results of that joint conservation effort are evident today with attractive working landscapes and ranches of the area. The 11 homesites each have direct views of the jagged Zirkel Range peaks towering above the verdant meadows across the valley. Most of the sites are covered with the aspen trees, whose white trunks provide a stark contrast to the green foliage on the forest floor. The improvements consist of a state-of-the art central water system, a simple cabin located near the forest boundary and Owens Cabin, a newly constructed meeting and recreation facility. An opportunity to join in the activities and use the amenities at The Home Ranch, a renowned Relais & Chateaux guest ranch is available to the homeowners at the Murphy Larsen Ranch.
The ranch is located 20 miles north of the resort town of Steamboat Springs. It is easily accessed via year-round paved and gravel county roads. Scenic Routt County road 129 follows the Elk River through the lush river valley meadows. Along the way is Clark, a small community with groceries, a post office and a model K-8 public charter school. 10 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 beautiful, protected landscapes and great year round outdoor recreation.
The Murphy-Larsen Ranch is bordered on the west by the Routt National Forest. The forest is over one million acres and stretches into Wyoming. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport with daily flights to Denver International Airport is about a 45-minuted drive to the southwest. During the ski season, direct flights are available from major cities all over the country. 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. Clark is a small rural community 17 miles north of Steamboat that is anchored by the newly constructed LEED gold school and a volunteer fire and rescue department.
Murphy Larsen Ranch
Colorado - Routt County - Clark
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