The Lower Elk River Valley Ranch
122-acre Residential Estate or Horse Ranch near Steamboat Springs
Colorado – Routt County – Steamboat Springs
The Lower Elk River Valley Ranch is 122 acres (consisting of 90 acres of irrigated meadow and about 32 acres of dry cropland) of prime level, useable land, cornering on the beautiful Elk River just north of Highway 40 and only just 6 miles from downtown Steamboat Springs and 9 miles from the Steamboat Ski Area in northwest Colorado. This ranch has incredible potential as simply a residential estate or horse ranch or it could be divided into three separate 35+ acre parcels. There is significant conservation easement potential that could dramatically reduce a buyer’s after tax basis as well as permanently lock in the minimal agriculturally-based property taxes.
Steamboat Springs is approximately 150 miles northwest of Denver and features two airports. Steamboat Springs Airport is located between The Lower Elk River Valley Ranch and Steamboat Springs offering private service, charter service, air ambulance and FBO. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) offers commercial flights and private service and is located 22 miles from Steamboat Springs with direct flights to Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Newark, Minneapolis and Denver. Yampa Valley Regional Airport is host to four major airlines: American, Continental, Northwest and United and commuter service is provided year-round to and from Denver by United Express.
Steamboat Springs is one of the most popular resort towns in Colorado and features all of the big city conveniences including hotels/resorts/spas, restaurants, hospital and medical facilities, shopping, golf courses, theater/festivals, and convention/meeting centers in a very charming mountain environment. With five Nordic ski areas within a 30-mile radius, in addition to back country trails within the 1,126,346 acres of Routt National Forest, Steamboat Springs is considered the Nordic center of the Rockies and is a recreation paradise providing endless four-season enjoyment.
Steamboat Springs Overview:
Steamboat Springs, nestled in Colorado’s beautiful Yampa Valley, is a truly remarkable community to live in. The town, with an elevation of 6,695 feet above sea level, received its name in the mid 1800’s when fur trappers ventured over the Continental Divide and heard the gushing sound of mineral springs, reminding them of the sound of steamboats. Once a gold mining, coal mining and ranching community, winter and summer tourism is now the mainstay of Steamboat’s thriving economy. Though called Ski Town USA and known for its world-class skiing facilities, Steamboat Springs was originally a summer resort. Visitors would come in the summer months to take advantage of the many natural hot springs and vast hunting and fishing opportunities. Today, summer activities span the spectrum with two championship golf courses, indoor/outdoor tennis center, endless biking, kayaking, hiking, snowmobiling, horseback riding, flyfishing, whitewater rafting, tubing and so much more available right from town.