Yampatika’s Environmental Learning Center at Legacy Ranch
Legacy Ranch is owned by the City of Steamboat Springs and is maintained as a working ranch and as an environmental learning center. The ranch was originally homesteaded by a woman in 1899. The Yampa River runs through the ranch. There are plans to develop trails in the near future which would open up some great birding opportunities in riparian habitat dominated by willows.
Attractions: Historic homestead; bird feeders.
Habitat: Riparian, Rural/Agricultural, Grassland, Feeders
Directions: From State Hwy 131 south of Steamboat Springs, drive north on US 40 for 0.4 miles. Legacy Ranch will be on your left. There are white signs just off the road.
Delorme: 26 A3
Roads of Colorado: 37 D4
Dates of Access: Contact Yampatika prior to visit at 970-871-9151
Ownership: City of Steamboat Springs
Restrictions: Private property; owner may restrict access.
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Steamboat Springs
Other Wildlife: Moose, elk, short-tailed weasel
Handicapped Access: Limited
Contact Yampatika at 970-871-9151.