By: Christy Belton
Tucked up against the steep valley shaped by Mt. Pau and rising to the Routt National Forest, Taylor Canyon Ranch is an easily accessible, well located holding north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Encompassing 133 acres, the ranch has a comfortable home, historic barn and charming cabin. Traditionally used as a big game outfitting base camp and horse property, the ranch is fenced into several pastures for easy livestock management and rotation. Tall cottonwood trees line the creek, which during the spring and summer tumbles from the upper reaches of the ranch. The paved driveway meanders through the trees and along the creek; it is an inviting setting in the sought after Elk River Valley of northwest Colorado.