ATV Tours At Saddleback Ranch In Steamboat Springs

West — on August 18, 2010 at 11:36 am

It appears as though Wayne and Luanna Iacovetto, owners of Saddleback Ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colo., have won the right to include ATVs as part of their ranch’s activities. Tom Ross, a native of Madison, Wis., who writes for the Steamboat Pilot & Today reported the local ranch has received approval from the Routt County Board of Commissioners for “a special-use permit to add ATV tours to the other ranch-based recreational activities they offer.”

Saddleback Ranch — located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, 15 miles west of Steamboat Springs — already runs

Saddleback Ranch, which already had guided horseback and snowmobile rides, can now add guided ATV tours to its list of activities. (Courtesy of Saddleback Ranch)

Saddleback Ranch, which already had guided horseback and snowmobile rides, can now add guided ATV tours to its list of activities. (Courtesy of Saddleback Ranch)

horseback and wagon tours on its property and snowmobile rides in the winter, so responsible, guided ATV tours seem like the perfect fit.

You can read the entire story here.

Saddleback Ranch ATV Tour Stipulations:

  • Protecting Sharp-tailed grouse mating leks (not riding within close proximity to these two areas)
  • Tours begin after June 1, 2010
  • ATV tours must end by 6 p.m., daily.
  • It appears as though the family owns around 10 ATVs, but may purchase more.
  • No more than three tours a day
  • No more than six riders per group
  • All rides will be guided
  • All models will be four-strokes
  • Helmets required
  • Spark arrestors required
  • Permit is valid for 10 years

Even if Saddleback Ranch didn’t have guided ATV tours, I’d think about visiting. It looks like an ideal stop for a city slicker in the summer. In the winter, it appears to be a paradise for snowmobile riders (that’s a bonus!). Quads in the summer and sleds in the winter — awesome.

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