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Ruby Ranch Gated Summit County CO Equestrian Real Estate

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By Barrie Stimson
Nov 16, 2011 - 6:17:41 PM

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Secluded yet convenient, Summit County Colorado real estate in Ruby Ranch features a private, gated setting with the appeal of a classic Western ranch.  Minutes from Lake Dillon and Silverthorne, Keystone and Breckenridge real estate in Ruby Ranch is situated about two miles north of Interstate 70 off Highway 9.  This desirable area of Summit County real estate is 75 minutes from Downtown Denver.

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Ruby Ranch spans an extraordinary 500 acres at approximately 9,000-foot elevations overlooking the Gore Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  The Dillon Silverthorne real estate is comprised of 54 home sites nestled around meadows, ridges, and wetlands in the Summit County wildlife playground. Distinctive Colorado mountain homes in Ruby Ranch range from about 2,500 square feet to over 8,000, with prices running from the $700,000s to about $3 million in the 2011 real estate market.

Ruby Ranch equestrian facilities, grazing and hay meadows, and trails capture the historic Colorado mountain lifestyle.  Full time and seasonal Ruby Ranch home owners decide on these Summit County horse properties for the amazing views, 200 acres of common open space, forest access, community amenities, large acreage home sites, and wonderful recreational activities.
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This exclusive Colorado horse real estate also accesses over 180 miles of trails through the Eagle's Nest Wilderness.  The equestrian facilities in Ruby Ranch offer boarding services although landowners may also build private facilities. Community facilities include a barn with an outdoor riding arena; indoor stalls some with attached runs; a tack room; a feed room with 50 acres of pasture, a loafing shed; and winter shelter.

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Four top ranking ski resorts are located within fifteen minutes of the luxury mountain homes in Ruby Ranch.  They include Keystone, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, and Breckenridge.  Many areas offer ice-skating, sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and exciting winter adventures.

Hiking and biking trails circle the reservoirs and connect the mountain towns and resorts in Summit County, continuing into the mountains.  Deep water and fly fishing are available at Lake Dillon and Green Mountain reservoirs, and at the Snake River and Blue River.  During summers, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and other great water sports are relaxing pastimes.

Historical accounts of the area tell the tale of two large ranches that combined several decades ago forming today's extensive Ruby Ranch.  To make a long story short, placer gold miners in the late 1800s cleared large stands of the forested mountainside to provide the lumber needed for open pit mining operations.  After the trees were felled, the open meadows appealed to ranchers.  The original two ranches were worked by the Charlie and Ruby Lowe Family and the Lansing and Annie Emore Family.  The two women documented their lives in books available at the Summit Historical Society.
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Summit County School District serves Ruby Ranch students.  In addition, Colorado Mountain College offers courses on two nearby Summit County campuses. The Denver International Airport is located about an hour and 45 minutes from the area.

For information about buying real estate in the scenic mountain villages, call Barrie Stimson, Breckenridge RealtorĀ® at (970) 390-2560.

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