Sold $6,300,000.00 Sold - Fly Fishing Property, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch, Sold Ranch
Osterhouse Ranch Colorado: Trophy trout fishing and unparalleled elk, black bear and mule deer hunting make the competitively-priced Osterhouse Ranch one of the premier Colorado recreational ranches in the Steamboat Springs area. Sportsman who dream of endless days of hunting and fishing on their very private slice of Colorado will have their wishes exceeded on Osterhouse Ranch.
The Osterhouse Ranch lies in the well-watered East Fork of the Williams Fork Valley, only an hour southwest of the ski resort of Steamboat Springs. This Colorado ranch for sale occupies 1,874 acres on the eastern flank of the Beaver Flattops Plateau and ranges in elevation from 7400 to 8800 feet. Heavy stands of aspen, spruce and pine grace this property, with cottonwoods and oakbrush in the valley bottom. Numerous grassy meadows break up the woodlands and provide habitat for wildflowers and grazing wildlife. Flanked by large ranches to the east and west and the Routt National Forest to the south, Osterhouse Ranch retains an unspoiled, uncrowded nature that has always been the best feature of this part of Colorado.
Osterhouse Ranch offers private angling opportunities second to none. The East Fork of the Williams Fork River, a stream from 20 to 40 feet in width, tumbles and winds through the ranch for approximately ¼ mile, creating excellent natural trout habitat, full of aquatic insects. A very healthy population of rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and cuttbow hybrids provide fast action in the riffles, runs and pools of the East Fork. Many of the trout reproduce naturally, and mature fish grow from 14 to 17 inches, with the largest reaching a net-sagging 24 inches.
For a change of pace, anglers can develop stillwater trout fishing in a few ponds on the ranch. In addition, several adjudicated springs are candidates for further pond development. In short, Osterhouse Ranch is an angling destination that most of us only dream about!
Hunting opportunities on the ranch include elk, mule deer and black bear. Big game habitat is excellent, and the abundant water on the ranch makes Osterhouse a big game magnet. Archers, muzzeloaders and rifle hunters will be thrilled with the many opportunities on the ranch itself and in a very private adjoining section of Routt National Forest, with which the ranch shares its southern boundary.
Although the ranch has been left largely undeveloped, power, telephone, and deeded year-round access from County Road 55 are in place. Lying only 30 minutes from the commercial airport at Hayden, Osterhouse Ranch is simple to reach from almost anywhere in the nation.
Mid-sized, high-quality recreational ranches like Osterhouse are hard to find. Set foot on this ranch and we at Harrigan Land Company think you’ll like what you’ll see.
Harrigan Land Company represented the buyer.