Summit County Horse Properties in Ruby Ranch
Exclusive Western-style Ruby Ranch real estate in Summit County is one of the most desirable and accessible equestrian opportunities in the Colorado Rocky Mountains—with or without horses. Located at the base of the Gore Range near Silverthorne, the private, gated community borders national forest and wilderness. Ruby Ranch combines two historic ranches, offering owners 500 acres of beautiful meadows and wetlands amidst the mountain ridges.
The rustic community includes only 54 individual properties, the setting for attractive Summit County homes in a variety of sizes. Ruby Ranch home sites are oversized, many with large acreage. Home prices generally range from $1 million to $2.5 million.
Wonderful equestrian facilities at Ruby Ranch include a large barn with outdoor riding arena, stalls, feed room connected to 250 acres of pasture, tack room, loafing shed, and winter shelter. Landowners may board horses on their very own Summit County horse properties or at the Ruby Ranch facilities. The barn manager/outfitter can arrange trail rides, hunting expeditions, and fishing parties into the backcountry by horseback.
From the barn and through two-hundred acres of shared open space, trails lead from Ruby Ranch into the surrounding forest land. The Eagle’s Nest Wilderness features over 180 miles of trails through native pine and aspen. The Gore Range and Mesa Cortina trails end up across Willow Creek, or to Middle Creek and Salmon Lakes. Lots of wildlife frequent these parts.
“Reflections of Ruby” by former ranch caretaker Ruby Lowe describes life in the old cattle-ranching days. Some of the historic horse-drawn farm implements sit at the intersection of Emerald and Pearl roads today.
The Town of Silverthorne is relatively young. After starting up in the 1960s during the construction of Dillon Dam, Silverthorne today is a bustling full-service town of over 4,000 residents who love the quality mountain lifestyle in Summit County. Perched at approximately 9000 feet above sea level, Silverthorne is also near world-class ski resorts at Keystone and Breckenridge as well as Lake Dillon, the highest mountain lake in the nation. The Snake River and Blue River are great for fishing. Denver International Airport is less than two hours from Ruby Ranch properties in Silverthorne.
Summit County Schools and Colorado Mountain College serve students living in Summit County.
Directions: From Denver, proceed west on Interstate 70 approximately 1.25 hours to Silverthorne. Exit on Highway 9/Blue River Parkway and go north about 1 mile to Ruby Ranch Road. Drive west into the community.
Map of Ruby Ranch Homes for Sale