Colorado fly fishing property: Only minutes west of Steamboat Springs, Ghost Ranch offers trophy fishing for wild rainbow and brown trout on the Yampa River, and excellent big game hunting on its 3,745 acres. One and one half miles of the amazingly productive Yampa River flow through its northern reaches, producing an abundance of rainbow and brown trout that grow fat on the rich insect and baitfish life in this 100-foot-wide river. Broad-shouldered trout test even the most veteran of anglers here, where 4 and 5 pound fish scarcely raise eyebrows.
The bulk of the ranch’s acreage is on the mountain to the south of the Yampa, which rises 1,700 feet above the river and thus presents a wide variety of wildlife habitat, including grassy parks, oak brush, aspen and dark timber. With abundant water and varied habitat, mule deer, bear, and elk thrive here, along with bird life and small game. A private bridge and good road system makes for easy access to the entire property. With no conservation easement in place, development options are many.