SAGE OUTDOORS: A YEAR-ROUND OPERATING RANCH
Even amongst locals, many do not realize that Sage Outdoors is a year-round full time operating ranch. In addition to our 40 summer mountain horses we grace a herd of over 300 cattle on property between May and October. Our lower fields that are used as a practice meadow when on a snowmobile tour, transform in the summer and produce enough hay for our horses, cattle and for sale.
The Horn Ranch was established in the early 1900’s by the Horn Family who still to this day have deep roots in Vail Valley. They have played a large role in the economic development in our local region including ranching, logging, mining, and establishing Vail as a ski destination. They have kept their commitment over the past 2 centuries to preserving the natural beauty of the region ensuring ranching remains sustainable and environmentally responsible through conservation efforts and donations.
WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
Sage Outdoors plans to continue the preservation and enrichment of the Horn Ranch both on property and inside the community. Hope of future development of the property may include a community garden, honey production and bee sanctuary.
Giving back to our community is a top priority to us. Every year we welcome local organizations and nonprofits to access our property for youth outdoor education, school field trips, and affordable opportunities for our locals to enjoy all summer and winter activities Sage Outdoors offers. Please check out our community if you would like to read more about the organizations Sage Outdoors collaborates with.