A quintessential aspect of life on a ranch is keeping horses, whether for riding, rodeos, or relaxing with. Plus, they’re pretty. Adventures in the saddle often lead to landscapes rarely viewed and traversed other than by horseback. And in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, sits one stretch of alpine paradise equestrian lovers don’t want to miss.

Nestled within the resort town of Steamboat Springs sits Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club, a 1,216-acre luxury ranch community located just five minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs. The property provides a perfect blend of modern, luxury amenities, yet also exemplifies all things Western, including horses. Here, horses roam on 220 acres of open pasture for all homeowners to enjoy.

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One of benefits of ownership at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club is private access to a 1.5-mile section of the Yampa River.

While netting a fish in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, can’t necessarily be guaranteed, it would be difficult not to in this alpine angling paradise.

It’s a place where a river – the Yampa – literally runs right through it! Add in the nearby Elk River and numerous mountain lakes, and Steamboat is a bona fide fly-fishing hotbed.

Trout-Rich Water Awaits

The concierge at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club can arrange a professional, local fly-fishing guide who can help with casting technique and the best fly selection for the day.

“The Yampa is a blast to fish,” says Johnny Spillane, owner and guide at Steamboat Flyfisher. “It’s one of the best ‘big-fish’ rivers in Colorado.”

Spillane – a Steamboat native and three-time Olympic silver medalist in Nordic Combined – has more than three decades of experience fishing the area and has been named his hometown’s best guide.

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