Woodchuck Mountain Ranch offers the rare combination of exceptional hunting, a fishing stream, diverse landscape, and adjacency to a wilderness area, along with year-round access and 30-minute proximity to a major ski resort town. Comprised of 2,204Ã¿Â± deeded acres, the ranch also holds the grazing lease on 880Ã¿Â± acres of adjacent BLM lands bringing the total to 3,084Ã¿Â± acres. The property is situated on Morrison Creek near the confluence with the Yampa River, and one mile of the stream flows through the middle of the ranch. East of the creek, the ranch shares three miles of boundary with the Sarvis Creek Wilderness and encompasses several drainages descending to the creek. The land on the west side of the creek is highlighted by a local landmark, 8,971 foot Woodchuck Mountain. The ranch includes all sides of this flat-topped mountain, with very diverse vegetation ranging from nearly impenetrable dark timber on the north slope to mixed aspen stands, oaks, sage and open meadows on the south slope. In addition to the creek, there are a number of ponds, springs and wallows scattered throughout the property. The propertyÃ¢â¿¬â¿¢s excellent wildlife habitat and its location next to the wilderness area, BLM and surrounding national forest make this ranch really stand out for its elk hunting. The ranch has become a sanctuary for big game, and autumn brings even more elk to the ranch including mature herd bulls with their harems of cows. Other wildlife seen and photographed on the ranch include mule deer, black bear, mountain lion and grouse. With no existing residence, the ranch is a blank canvas and is well suited for a buyer who would like to build their own improvements or one who would like to keep the property unimproved and just utilize it for low-maintenance recreation. The location near Stagecoach Reservoir results in easy access to the lake as well as the broader amenities of Steamboat Springs just 21 miles to the north.
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