A private mountain retreat opportunity unique in the Central Rockies ideal for an individual/family or for a conservation developer, this untouched 620-acre National Forest in-holding lies in the immediate lee of the Continental Divide between Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Saratoga, Wyoming. It has convenient access from a major Forest Service maintained public road, yet maintains exceptional privacy.
Green Mountain Retreat is completely surrounded by National Forest lands. Offering a wide range of recreational opportunities onsite plus a tremendous private “base camp” from which to access the vast Routt-Medicine Bow National Forest, this gem lends it-self to the avid outdoorsman. With the National Forests' network of wild rivers, peaks, forest, wilderness, lakes, and trails; summer recreation activities are virtually unlimited. Strikingly beautiful in all four seasons, the Green Mountain Retreat is covered with a mixture of lodge pole pine, spruce, sub-alpine fir, and aspen, with many small meadows and clearings. Two forks of the Willow Creek tributary of the North Encampment River cross the property. As the season changes to fall, it is not uncommon in the evenings to hear the bugles of bull elk. A variety of other wildlife including trophy mule deer, bear, mountain lion and the occasional moose frequent the property as well.
In addition to the attributes top flight high country properties share, Green Mountain offers something special. Due to its fortunate combination of topography, snowfall, and NE-facing bowls, the property contains exceptional alpine ski opportunity entirely within its own boundary, accessible by modern snowcat. A mile long ski trail with 1,200 feet of vertical drop already exists and will give a buyer a great insight to the potential for additional trails on the mountain. And whether for a family or small group of associates, or for a conservation developer, the unique deep powder ski amenity creates the option to lay out high quality ski-in/ski-out home sites in an intimate, uncrowded setting.
Green Mountain allows for prudent, straight forward due diligence by a buyer. Comprehensive site analysis by the Foley Group and Sand Creek Ranch Preservation Company, ski terrain assessment by internationally respected Ecosign mountain planners, high resolution GIS based mapping, and detailed preliminary options planning have been professionally prepared for this property. If Green Mountain looks like the dream location you have long sought, you will have the tools to make a sound decision efficiently.
Given its location, size, topography and recreational attributes, the Green Mountain Retreat represents a unique ownership opportunity in one of the most tax friendly states in the nation. This mountain gem is just four hours from Denver and for private aircraft it is 30 minutes from Shively Field Airport in Saratoga, an 8,800' X 100' lighted runway. Saratoga is one of Wyoming's best kept secrets and features fine dining and the Old Baldy Club, a prestigious member only, championship level 18-hole course with blue ribbon fishing and superior accommodations. There is extraordinary beauty and opportunity on this perfectly-located section of land which can become your world-class personal retreat or high country project.