aspen grove and on the edge of a small open park, Lot 1 is a perfect canvas for a Colorado ranch home. The 50-acre parcel is situated on a gently sloping hillside that overlooks the community clubhouse where residents can relax on the deck or gather for events. Looking east from the homesite the Elk River valley is framed by a spectacular view of the Continental Divide. Underground electric and a private water system on the ranch supply the utilities for future improvements. The north Murphy-Larsen, 875 acres of community open space, is under a conservation easement that ensures the land will never be developed. Miles of trails on the 1,500-acre Murphy Larsen Ranch are available to homeowners and lead to thousands of acres of the adjacent national forest. Clark, just a short drive away, is known for its rich western heritage and has gained recognition for its unmatched recreational opportunities. The immense amount of public lands bear high country fishing, backpacking, and trail running in the summer. Winter creates a white wonderland, enjoy ice fishing, snowmobiling, or skiing. Necessities are just a few miles away in Clark. The Clark Store, the Glen Eden resort, a preschool, and the award-winning North Routt Charter School are a short 4-mile drive from the ranch. Steamboat Springs, just 17 miles south, has maintained its genuine small-town culture while providing big-city amenities. The regional airport west of Steamboat is serviced daily by major commercial airlines. With its close proximity to world-class skiing and a convenient regional airport, it is easy to retreat to the quiet serenity of the Murphy-Larsen Ranch.