Sand Point Ranch
Scenic High Mountain Ranch near Steamboat Springs
Sand Point Ranch is just over 3,000 acres of varied alpine terrain located 35 miles south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Straddling the Routt and Rio Blanco county line, the ranch has a long National Forest boundary and consists of mixed forest, open parks and dramatic overlooks. Traditionally used for hunting and sheep and cattle grazing, Sand Point Ranch also has irrigated grass hay meadows and appurtenant irrigation water rights.
The ranch is located 35 miles south of the resort town of Steamboat Springs. It is easily accessed via year-round paved and gravel state and county roads. Scenic Routt County Road 29 follows Trout Creek and is flanked by steep canyon walls for several miles then opens up into wide, fertile meadows shadowed by Sand Point. Oak Creek, a small community with groceries, fuel stop and public schools is about 6 miles from the west side of the ranch.
Immediately surrounding the ranch are several high mountain ranches. The adjacent Routt National Forest is over one million acres and stretches from Wyoming in the North to the White River National Forest south of the property. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport with daily flights to Denver International Airport is about a half hours 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.
Sand Point Ranch consists mostly of treed mountain pastures perfectly suited for livestock and big game. The forests are interspersed with open, grassy parks and Oak Creek meanders through the Ranch. Beaver dams along the creek have resulted in large pools connected by the cascading creek. Healthy stands of aspens provide cover for the elk, moose, deer and bear in the area. The acreage along the creek is lined with willows and provides excellent habitat for the wildlife and birds.
he ranch can be available in several configurations. The Kellogg Parcel consists of 400 acres in a gorgeous alpine setting with dramatic views of Sand Point. Oak Creek flows along the southern boundary. The location of the county road below a slight rise in the parcel makes the access very easy while keeping the entire parcel hidden from view. The land has high mountain parks surrounded by aspen and pine forests and is bordered on three sides by national forest.