Krauss Ranch on Gore Pass

Krauss Ranch
In the southeast corner of Routt County, is 156 acres of sagebrush scrubland and aspen groves, along the Gore Pass Road, 43 miles south of Steamboat Springs and four miles east of Toponas.

Owned by George and Ruth Krauss, the property’s conservation easement is in the hands of the Yampa Valley Land Trust.  Surrounded on two sides by U.S. Forest Service land (heavy coniferous forests), the Krauss Property provides critical calving grounds for elk and fawning areas for mule deer.


The grazing landscape also provides habitat to Columbian sharp-tailed grouse, badger, fox, coyote and moose.  “The diversity of forbes on the property is amazing.  We thank George and Ruth for their conservation ethic and lasting legacy in Routt County,” stated Susan Dorsey, Executive Director of Yampa Valley Land Trust.  As a passionate conservationist, George Krauss serves on the Board of a local land trust near his primary home in Evergreen, Colorado.