Only nine miles west of Steamboat Springs, the historic Utterback Ranch consists of 2121+- deeded acres and 640+- Colorado State grazing and recreation leased acres. Utterback Ranch is a mosaic of qualities buyers look for in a mountain ranch close proximity to a world-class ski resort, diverse and extensive topography ranging in elevation from 6600' to 7600' consisting of open dry-land meadows, aspen, fir, scrub oak forests, and riparian areas along Tow and Little Tow Creeks that traverse the property. Thanks to the diverse terrain, heavily wooded areas, and security that comes with larger acreages, there are significant big game attributes. Throughout the year, deer, elk, bears, and mountain lions inhabit the ranch. Big game hunters will value the dark timber acreages that present tremendous opportunities for archery and black powder hunting seasons, and as winter progresses, vast areas of aspen and scrub oak forests are ideal for the rifle hunting seasons. Utterback Ranch was settled in 1906, and due to the extensive wildlife benefitting habitat restoration, the current third-generation owner was awarded the 2011 Upper Yampa Partnership Landowner of the Year for their significant stewardship and improvement to the ranch. When compared to other ranches, the level of stewardship is evident in the healthy grasslands, riparian and forested acreages across Utterback Ranch. The acreage is unencumbered and presents a perfect opportunity for the conservation-minded buyer to evaluate economic incentives of a conservation easement, including Routt County's Purchase of Development Rights program. Constructed in 2006, the improvements at Utterback Ranch consists of ranch style three-bedroom house with 2-car garage, 42'x60' Morton equipment barn and 42'x56' Morton hay storage barn. The ranch boundary was completely fenced in 2015 with a big game friendly slick wire fence. The property includes 12 adjudicated springs across the ranch and two permitted wells.
Courtesy of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty
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