● By Alesha Damerville
Images from Rod Hanna
By Alesha Damerville
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS– The way of the West is one of adventure. Steamboat Springs is no exception to that concept. The convenience of location has allowed both transplants and locals easy access to their favorite outdoor sports.
Quick access to the Steamboat Ski Area is a major perk of living in the Steamboat area. Sidney Peak Ranch offers easy accessibility to the ski area, while offering property owners the opportunity to enjoy private adventures without the presence of tourists.
During winter, Sidney Peak Ranch offers five-and-a-half miles of groomed and maintained cross-country trails for skiing and snowshoeing across the ranch's hay meadows – a loop from the Bunkhouse to the Equestrian Center and back. Less traffic means easier trekking.
View wildlife on your tour, from elk and deer, to fox and coyotes, and even the occasional bear. Birds are plentiful too, including sharp-tailed grouse, blue grouse, red-tailed hawks, great owls, and a number of songbirds as well.
No matter the riding-style or ability, the equestrian center at Sidney Peak Ranch is ready. This equestrian center is recognized for its extraordinary combination of functionality and beauty, providing a safe and comfortable environment for horses and riders.
The center is second-to-none in layout, design and construction – no detail has been overlooked. It includes a cross-country jumping course, a full-size 80-feet-by-228-feet indoor riding arena, 32 stalls, paddocks with run-in sheds, luxury lounge, dressing rooms with showers, six miles of groomed riding trails with benches, and hitching posts on top of Sidney Peak for taking in breathtaking 360-degree views of the property.
Sidney Peak Ranch consists of 32 large homesites situated on a broad ridge with unobstructed views of the Steamboat Ski Area. For more information on available homesites visit www.sidneypeakranch.com