Although Steamboat Springs is only 20 minutes away, the distance to the South & West areas is just enough to offer a feeling of seclusion and remote relaxation. You’ll find cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter, hiking or biking in the summer, and abundant wildlife within stunning landscapes year-round. Homes in this area sit on lots that run from five to 35 acres, interspersed between large ranches. The setting is rural and agricultural, and the landscape includes wide-open ranges and dense aspen forests. Some of the ranch homes often date back to the 1940s and 1950s, while most homes in subdivisions were built during or after the 1970s. There are many year-round residents in the subdivisions with smaller acreage lots. Areas with larger land parcels tend to have more second-home owners.