Moffat County Colorado Ranches for Sale – Overview
Population, estimate, 2015: 13,000
Square miles: 4751 square miles
Approximate drive from Denver: 210 miles
Commercial airport: Yampa Valley Regional Airport
Ski Areas: Howelsen Hill, Steamboat Springs
Elevations: 6000 – 10,865 feet
Major streams: Yampa River, Green River, Elkhead Reservoir
Median ranch/farm size: 423 acres
Comprising the far northwestern corner of the state, Moffat County Colorado ranches for sale converge “Where the West Runs Wild.” Literally. Wild horses run through Sand Wash Basin, site of ancient rock art by early nomads. Dinosaur National Monument and Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway National Scenic Byway runs through Western Moffat County. Utah is on the east and Wyoming on the north side of Moffat County.
Ancient canyons and wild rivers unabashedly command respect. Four additional national protected areas add to the wildlife haven. Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge, Routt National Forest, White River National Forest, and Yampa River State Park. Hunting ranches, recreational ranches, fishing ranches, cattle ranches, and farms provide additional wide-open spaces.
Colorado recreation abounds. Several species traverse the forests and rivers. The nation’s largest elk herd among them. Elk, deer, pronghorn, black bear, turkey, moose and bighorn sheep, bald eagle, and a plethora of birds. Several ranches are enrolled in Ranching for Wildlife program.
Millions of acres of public lands and healthy rivers bring out the outdoorsman in anyone. Hunting, fishing, and camping, horseback riding—you name it. Residents and visitors head into the rocks and forest on foot and to the rivers for rafting and fishing.
Great fishing may be experienced in many places. Northeast of Craig are Freeman Reservoir and Elkhead Reservoir. Close to Craig are Loudy-Simpson Park and Public Safety Center Pond for youth. The Yampa River flows from Steamboat Springs to Utah.
The Western lifestyle is alive and well. There are rodeos and round ups and hoedowns. The country hosts many signature events and family fun activities. Events range from the Grand Old West Days to Moffat County Balloon Festival, Where the Hell’s Maybell? Bike Ride, Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, Great American Horse Drive, and much more.
Enjoy the scenic cottonwoods at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Head out to the wave pool. Moffat County shows off a pioneer history at the Museum of Northwest Colorado. Stories of Native Americans, cowboys and bandits, trappers, and homesteaders are told through the exhibits. There’s a living history museum.
Cities, Towns, and Transportation
Moffat County is the second largest county in Colorado. It is part of the Craig/Steamboat Springs area. The City of Craig, CO is the county seat. Other communities include Dinosaur, Maybell, elk Springs, Greystone, Hamilton, Massadona, and Lay. Several highways provide access. U.S. Highway 40 crosses east/west and State Hwy 13 runs north/south through Craig. Hwys 64, 317 and 318 make their way through Moffat County.
Request more information about Moffat County Colorado ranches for sale. Contact Dave Harrigan or Hunter Harrigan at Harrigan Land Company at (800) 524-1818. Specializing in large ranch and recreational properties in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah.