Phillips Creek Toponas Ranch consists of 560 acres, highlighted by King Creek flowing through the ranch, this property is primarily used for production of hay or grass from the 330 acres irrigated. With a vintage set of old ranch buildings, the ranch has historic significance allowing other income possibilities. The adjacency of BLM land to the south allows direct access to public land hunting opportunities.
Phillips Creek Toponas Ranch is a diamond in the rough. Seeming somewhat nondescript with open lands and old buildings, the property provides an opportunity of a small cattle ranch in an area largely undisturbed by development. The ranch has excellent access off a county road near to a state highway. The redevelopment of the building site combined with the access to a large block of public lands could allow alternative uses such as eco-tourism or private lodging operation to compliment the small ranch operation.Close Details
The Phillips Creek Toponas Ranch is located just south of Toponas and accessed by Routt CR 5 west of State Highway 131. The properties are approximately 10 miles apart and easily managed as one operation.
In addition to easy access to Steamboat and Vail, the valley has air service from Yampa Valley Regional Airport. YVRA offers daily flights to Denver, non-stop flights to major US cities, and is only 35 miles northwest in the Town of Hayden. Yampa is noted as the Gateway to the Flattops, an area rich with outdoor recreational opportunities – hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, back country skiing, hunting - along with all the nearby amenities of Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Ski Area. Also, Yampa and nearby Oak Creek offer small town hospitality, with grocery, shopping, and restaurant amenities.
ACREAGE & WATER DESCRIPTION
Phillips Creek Toponas Ranch consists of 560 acres with water rights from three ditches from King Creek tributaries. Sutton Creek flows into King Creek on the upper and west end of the property. Additional un-named tributaries come in from the south into the central portion of the property and a large reservoir lays on the land at that point. The irrigated lands total approximately 330 acres and include 4.75 cfs absolute with appropriation dates prior to or equal to 1913. Water right highlights of Phillips Creek Toponas Ranch are two other reservoirs (partially unfinished) with a total storage capacity of 236.3 AF.
A complete list of water rights is available.
The elevation of the ranch range is approximately 8200 feet. The irrigation production from the Phillips Creek Toponas Ranch is significant and provides the winter feed base that could complement grazing acreage elsewhere. As is, a combination of irrigation for haying and grazing accommodates a smaller carrying capacity without additional lands.
Improvements on Phillips Creek Toponas Ranch consist of a vintage set of buildings offering insight into the area’s rich history. The current owner recently purchased this property and has begun a long-term process of stabilizing and restoring the buildings to preserve this heritage. The historic improvements would lend themselves to eco-tourism, hunting and recreation facilities, while still being useful to the ranch operation.
Phillips Creek Toponas Ranch is adjacent to over 10,000 acres of BLM. This BLM tract is designated for non-vehicular access only, affording the ranch a more secluded, nature-oriented, public land experience.
Phillips Creek Toponas Ranch is a diamond in the rough. Seeming somewhat nondescript with open lands and old buildings, the property provides an opportunity of a small cattle ranch in an area largely undisturbed by development. The ranch has excellent access off a county road near to a state highway. The redevelopment of the building site combined with the access to a large block of public lands could allow alternative uses such as eco-tourism or private lodging operation to compliment the small ranch operation.
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