Steptoe Valley is a long valley located in White Pine County, in northeastern Nevada. From the historic community of Currie, the valley runs south for approximately 100 miles. To the west are the high Egan Range and the Cherry Creek Range, while to the east is the even higher Schell Creek Range. Highway 93 passes through the valley, past the historic mining town of Cherry Creek and the communities of McGill and Ely, before crossing the Schell Creek Range at Connor’s Pass. Also found in this valley are the Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park, the Steptoe Valley Wildlife Management Area, and Cave Lake State Park. At Egan Canyon and Schellbourne Pass (near Cherry Creek), the Overland Stage Line and the subsequent Pony Express and Transcontinental Telegraph made their way through the mountains of central Nevada in the 1860s. The valley is named after Colonel Edward Steptoe, who explored the region in 1854.
Schoolhouse Spring Ranch
The Schoolhouse Spring Ranch is one of the largest ranches available in the Steptoe Valley. It has easy access off Highway 93 north of McGill, close to the Duck Creek entrance into the Schell Creek Range in the Humboldt National Forest. The Schoolhouse Spring Ranch consists of 3 non-contiguous parcels. The northern most parcel is completely surrounded by federal land and the remaining two parcels are bordered on two sides by federal lands. This ranch is ideal for the person or company seeking the privacy enjoyed by ranches that are surrounded and bordered by federal lands. Those who enjoy sweeping mountain and valley views will also want to visit this ranch.
List Price: $650,000