Dave and Hunter Harrigan


“Live and work with the utmost honesty, integrity and purpose” is the high standard of the Harrigan Land Company. This “client-first” philosophy has served it well since its inception in 1992, evidenced by many successfully brokered transactions and a host of satisfied customers.
$18,875,000  •  3,360 acres
3,360 deeded acres with senior water rights Three miles of excellent fly fishing on the Little Laramie River Elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, moose, turkey, bear, & more Adjacent to Medicine Bow National Forest Ranch house, manager’s/guest house, wedding/entertainment barn, corrals, garage, shop, & outbuildings 20 minutes from Laramie, Wyoming & regional air service Tucked away in an unspoiled ranching valley in southern Wyoming is the Little Laramie River, one of the state’s best-kept secrets – a trophy trout fishery only 2.5 hours from Denver. Approximately three miles of this fabulously productive river runs through Bow Fiddle Ranch, a cattle operation spread over 3,360 acres of irrigated and sub irrigated meadows, cottonwood bottomlands, and native rangeland. The ranch’s elevation of 7,600 feet keeps the water and the summers cool, ideal for producing both fat cattle and big rainbows and browns. The Little Laramie can be considered an ideal freestone river and a wild trout fishery, as a mid-sized 30-foot wide river with excellent tree cover and an enticing mix of riparian habitat. Located well upstream in the valley, Bow Fiddle Ranch is also protected from significant irrigation draw-downs, and is bordered by private ranches both upstream and downstream. Fly fishers in particular will find the Little Laramie an ideal stream in which to wade and cast dries, nymphs, and streamers to browns and rainbows that exceed 16 inches, and many of which grow up to several pounds. Local outfitter Erin Hale has fished this property for several years and offers this assessment: “In 12 years of guiding clients in Wyoming, Colorado, and Idaho I have experienced many of the best fisheries in the west. The three-mile stretch of the Little Laramie River that runs through the Bow Fiddle Ranch in Wyoming is on another level. Wading this river offers a diversity of habitat from undercut banks, skinny riffles to deep oxygenated runs that keep wild browns and stocked fish healthy and happy. The prolific bug hatches of mayfly, caddis, stone and salmonfly make for a dry fly fisherman's liquid heaven. The Bow Fiddle is a unique fishery that I have enjoyed guiding on with novices and experts alike.” Big game also thrives on the ranch and the adjacent Medicine Bow National Forest. Pronghorn, mule deer, and elk frequent the property, along with moose and black bear on an occasional basis. The ranch borders three miles of the Medicine Bow National Forest to the south, and it controls most of the access to the northern slopes of Sheep Mountain, a regional landmark. As a cattle operation, the Bow Fiddle Ranch excels. The ranch has a successful history as the summer home to about 800 yearlings, and the stock grows well on the rich grass diet on the ranch. Miles of buck and rail and barbed wire fencing, a newly constructed shop, outbuildings, and corrals round out the agricultural improvements and the ranch is well-accessed via an intricate network of roads. The buildings on the ranch are well-kept, historic, and luxurious. The ranch house, with three bedrooms and two baths, was originally built in the early 1900s but has been recently updated and renovated, including the additional of a new detached garage. The ranch manager’s or guest home, built in the late 1800s, is on the edge of the river and includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. A historic barn has been recently renovated to accommodate weddings and its upgrades include a large entertaining area, great room with fireplace and modern kitchen. This structure is in demand for weddings, entertainment, and group retreats. The Centennial Valley remains one of the finest historic ranching areas in Wyoming. Filled with large ranches and scenic views, it is easy to forget what century you are living in. History abounds on every hand, but recreation remains a draw as well, with hiking, hunting, and horseback opportunities in the nearby National Forest in the warmer months, and in the winter, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and downhill skiing at the Snowy Range Ski Area, only minutes away. A couple of miles west of the ranch lies the small community of Centennial, and one of Wyoming’s largest communities, Laramie, is under a 30-minute drive away. Laramie offers a full complement of businesses, medical facilities, and services, and is home to the University of Wyoming. As such, it offers cultural and athletic events throughout the year. The Laramie Regional Airport has daily flights to Denver, which itself is a 2.5-hour drive from the ranch. Bow Fiddle Ranch is one of the finest ranch/fishing properties in Harrigan Land Company’s roster. A superb location in an historic valley, a solid cattle operation, abundant wildlife, and second-to-none river fishing make this property a blue-ribbon winner among Rocky Mountain ranches on the market today.
$15,950,000  •  2,238 acres
2,238 deeded acres with access to thousands of acres of landlocked national forest Tons of water with several miles of year-round creeks, springs, ponds, wells, & tanks Trophy elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, turkey, & bear hunting Brand new home, three large shops, & six hunting cabins Well-maintained hunting, recreational, & cattle ranch Great access minutes from Sundance, Wyoming The legendary Black Hills of northeastern Wyoming are the home to the meticulously managed 2,238-acres of Ranch of Our Lady, a magnificent haven for both big game and cattle. Adjacent to Black Hills National Forest and only a short drive to several National Parks and Monuments, Ranch of Our Lady is in the heart of some of the greatest scenic attractions in the West, yet is eminently accessible via Interstate 90. Including many brand new ranch improvements and lovely home, Ranch of Our Lady is ready to shine as a hunting and recreational ranch with a well-run cattle operation. The Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota need little introduction to most Americans as the home of Mount Rushmore National Park and scenic hills and valleys long sacred to the Sioux tribe. On the western side of this heavily-forested range lies Ranch of Our Lady, which is adjacent to several parcels of Black Hills National Forest, giving the ranch an even larger feel than its generous 2,238 acres. At roughly 5500 feet, native vegetation includes many acres of heavy ponderosa pine forest, pockets of aspen, oak and birch, interspersed with verdant grassy meadows. The water resources on Ranch of Our Lady are outstanding, which includes the live water of South Miller Creek and two solar and two electric wells that feed an intricate water system throughout the property. With excellent habitat and abundant water, wildlife flourishes on the Ranch of Our Lady, including both whitetail and mule deer, bear, and turkey, and especially trophy elk, many of which reach the 330+ inch category. Carefully managed for years for wildlife values through careful forest thinning, selective hunting, and thoughtful grazing practices, the ranch has become a haven for trophy elk hunting. Located in a general elk area, over the counter elk tags are available for residents and landowner elk and deer tags for non-residents. As a cattle operation, Ranch of Our Lady supports about 200 cow/calf pairs in the summer and is fully equipped with newly fenced pastures, eight new stock tanks, corrals, and three new pole barns at important areas of the ranch. For the hunting operation, six new hunting cabins are dispersed throughout the ranch, three elevated hunting stands have been constructed, and 18 miles of trails for horseback or OHV riding connect it all together. The ranch headquarters features a new Western log home of 3,531 square feet on two levels and includes an oversized two stall heated garage and shop. With high end fixtures and furnishings, including a deluxe hot tub, it is perfect as a year-round home or luxurious hunting retreat. The small town of Sundance, with basic services, is only about 8 miles to the southeast, and the region’s metropolis of Rapid City is about an hour’s drive east on Interstate 90. Air service is available at both Rapid City and Gillette. Recreation abounds in the area, with fishing in the streams of the Black Hills and Keyhole Reservoir, hiking and horseback riding through the National Forest, and the world class attractions of Devil’s Tower, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, and Wind Cave located nearby. In addition, history buffs can spend years exploring the mining town of Deadwood, pondering the Vore Buffalo Jump, and retracing famous Sioux battles. Harrigan Land Company believes that Ranch of Our Lady is one of the best-managed ranches for that we have had the privilege to list. Thousands of those who have known the Black Hills universally attest to their spell. The Sioux knew it first, followed by generations of miners, cattlemen, and tourists. We’re convinced that a visit to this premiere hunting, cattle, and recreational ranch will bring you under the irresistible spell of the Black Hills as well.
$5,310,000  •  3,540 acres
– Located minutes from Cheyenne, Wyoming – Large undeveloped ranch with investment, development & conservation opportunities – Excellent year-round cattle ranch – Fenced, cross-fenced, & easily accessible year-round – Big game includes antelope, mule deer, & elk Located only minutes west of Wyoming’s capital city, Happy Jack Ranch – West is composed of approximately 3,540 acres of rich grasslands that once supported vast herds of bison, and now keep a large herd of Black Angus cattle fat and happy. The ranch is easily accessible off HWY 210 and a well-maintained county road and located squarely between the outskirts of Cheyenne and the recreational magnets of Curt Gowdy State Park and the famous Vedauwoo Rocks climbing area. Simply put, as a beautifully situated cattle ranch with fabulous access and development potential, Happy Jack Ranch – West has few peers. When the nation’s first transcontinental railroad, the Union Pacific, passed just south of the present ranch in 1869, the region was already well-known for its bison herds and nomadic Native American tribes that followed them. Today, tipi rings arrowheads can still be found on the ranch. With the completion of the railroad, cattle ranchers, attracted by the easy terrain and rich grasslands, quickly settled. Over the generations, several ranches were consolidated into what became known as the finest ranch in Laramie County, a proud legacy that Happy Jack Ranch – West inherits. Fully fenced and cross-fenced, Happy Jack Ranch – West is ideally set up for rotational grazing, and is operated primarily as a cow/calf operation. Herds do remain here year-round, but supplemental feeding is required in the winter. Happy Jack Ranch – West is frequented by herds of mule deer and antelope, and migrating waterfowl are attracted to its numerous ponds. Elk and moose may also be sighted occasionally and a variety of small game. Lake fishing is popular at nearby Granite Springs and Crystal Lake Reservoirs, and some of the water sources on the ranch could be developed into trout ponds as well. Large ranches that are located almost adjacent to urban commercial centers (or capital cities, no less) are as rare as diamonds in ash heaps, but such is the case of Happy Jack Ranch – West. Only 13 miles west of Wyoming’s capitol building, it is ideally situated for development opportunities. Housing developments already exist on the northern and southern boundaries of the property. Cheyenne continues to grow, and the ranch is easily reached from there year-round via paved State Route 210. Alternatively, a conservation easement could preserve the ranch much as it is, with significant tax credits. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in the area, including hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, camping, and mountain biking. The recreational bonus here includes the urban opportunities of Cheyenne, such as golf, soccer, softball, swimming, and basketball. Cultural events abound in Cheyenne, the chief being Cheyenne Frontier Days, with its world-class rodeo. We at Harrigan Land Company know of few ranches with as unique a combination of large size and proximity to a growing urban area as Happy Jack Ranch – West. If your vision includes running cattle or making an investment in Cheyenne’s growth, we’d love to show you the possibilities hidden in the rolling grasslands of Happy Jack Ranch – West. Happy Jack Ranch is being currently being offered in three configurations. Contact Dennis Magnusson for more information: 307-640-6431 or dennis@
$14,750,000  •  9,830 acres
– Located minutes from Cheyenne, Wyoming – Large undeveloped ranch with investment, development & conservation opportunities – Excellent year-round cattle ranch – Fenced, cross-fenced, & easily accessible year-round – Big game includes antelope, mule deer, & elk When the nation’s first transcontinental railroad, the Union Pacific, passed just south of the present ranch in 1869, the region was already well-known for its bison herds and nomadic Native American tribes that followed them. Today, tipi rings arrowheads can still be found on the ranch. With the completion of the railroad, cattle ranchers, attracted by the easy terrain and rich grasslands, quickly settled. Over the generations, several ranches were consolidated into what became known as the finest ranch in Laramie County, a proud legacy that Happy Jack Ranch – East inherits. With four small creeks on the ranch, and several developed springs and wells, the ranch remains productive even in dry years, and in wet years is a verdant paradise. In addition to the natural grasslands, 400 acres are flood irrigated hay meadows. Fully fenced and cross-fenced, Happy Jack Ranch – East is ideally set up for rotational grazing. Presently, it is operated primarily as a cow/calf operation. Herds do remain here year-round, but supplemental feeding is required in the winter. The ranch headquarters contains the owner’s home, a large barn, shop, calving barn and other buildings. Two additional corrals and loading chutes are located in the more remote sections of the property. As a large unbroken tract of land, Happy Jack Ranch – East is frequented by herds of mule deer and antelope, and migrating waterfowl are attracted to its numerous ponds. Elk and moose may also be sighted occasionally and a variety of small game. Lake fishing is popular at nearby Granite Springs and Crystal Lake Reservoirs, and some of the water sources on the ranch could be developed into trout ponds as well. Large ranches that are located almost adjacent to urban commercial centers (or capital cities, no less) are as rare as diamonds in ash heaps, but such is the case of Happy Jack Ranch – East. Only 13 miles west of Wyoming’s capitol building, it is ideally situated for development opportunities. Housing developments already exist on the northwestern and southern boundaries of the property. Cheyenne continues to grow, and the ranch is easily reached from there year-round via paved State Route 210. Alternatively, a conservation easement could preserve the ranch much as it is, with significant tax credits. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in the area, including hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, camping, and mountain biking. The recreational bonus here includes the urban opportunities of Cheyenne, such as golf, soccer, softball, swimming, and basketball. Cultural events abound in Cheyenne, the chief being Cheyenne Frontier Days, with its world-class rodeo. We at Harrigan Land Company know of few ranches with as unique a combination of large size, turn key cattle ranch amenities, and proximity to a growing urban area as Happy Jack Ranch – East. If your vision includes running several hundred head of cattle or making an investment in Cheyenne’s growth, we’d love to show you the possibilities hidden in the rolling grasslands of Happy Jack Ranch – East. Happy Jack Ranch is being currently being offered in three configurations. Contact Dennis Magnusson for more information: 307-640-6431 or dennis@
$4,400,000  •  2,170 acres
2,170+/- deeded acres adjacent to remote national forest Trophy elk hunting with bulls in the 350″+ range Qualifies for annual landowner elk tags Owner’s home, guest house, two cabins, & outbuildings Trophy elk hunting ranch with nice improvements & mild climate The best of Southwestern history, cattle ranching, and big game hunting all converge at Purple Rock Ranch just east of Ramah, New Mexico. This 2170+/- acre property features two lovely homes and makes a very private retreat tucked away among the grasslands and pines at the edge of the Zuni Mountains. Big game hunters in particular will be drawn to the trophy bull elk that inhabit the area, but anyone who appreciates the charm of the Southwest will be captivated by the big skies and serenity of Purple Rock Ranch. Native Americans have made the area around Purple Rock Ranch their home for literally thousands of years, testified by the Zuni and Navajo Reservations still located nearby. Only a few miles south of the ranch lies the El Morro National Monument, featuring ancient pueblo ruins, and Inscription Rock, with Spanish inscriptions dating as far back as 1605. The ranch itself lies at elevations from 7100 to 7500 feet, making for cooler summers and relatively mild winters. The lower ranch is composed of grasslands ideal for cattle grazing, and the upper ranch is covered with a mix of ponderosa pines, piñon pines, and junipers, which are favored cover for elk and mule deer. Water sources include wells and several catchments and natural ponds. The Cibola National Forest, which borders the north side of the ranch, includes the Zuni Mountains that rise to over 9000 feet and provide additional refuge for big game. World class elk and mule deer hunting dominates this portion of New Mexico, including Purple Rock Ranch. The ranch usually receives 5-6 elk permits per year, and bull elk measured at 400+ inches are regularly taken in the vicinity. Some spectacular mule deer bucks are found here, too, and even more hunting opportunities can be found for coyotes, bobcat, and turkeys. The lower 1700 acres of Purple Rock Ranch have been managed for cattle grazing, supporting 40-50 head year-round. This section is fully fenced and includes a hay barn to support the ranch operation. The main ranch house is a stunning Santa Fe style home of 3100 square feet, and features an open floorpan and an interior courtyard. Granite and marble countertops, tiled floors, and a kiva fireplace give this home an authentic Southwest flavor, and it includes three bedrooms and two baths. In addition, two nearby guest cabins ensure space and comfort for visitors. A second home has its own gated entrance as well, and is also located near the Forest Boundary. This home is 1800 square feet and features two bedrooms, two baths, tiled floors, and a massive deck. Ramah is a small community with basic supplies that is located just a few miles to the west, and Grants is the nearest larger community, about 60 miles away. Albuquerque and its international airport is only about two hours away. Whether your passion is for big game hunting, Southwest prehistory and history, or simply the solitude of an unspoiled corner of New Mexico, Purple Rock Ranch has a rich supply of all of the above. Add in its two luxurious homes, and this property is a place that will capture you by the irresistible lure of the Southwest.
$730,000  •  120 acres
120 acres adjacent to BLM land Year-round creek with beaver pond Abundant wildlife Off-grid cabin 30 minutes from Laramie Epic history, abundant wildlife, and endless recreation surround Hidden Springs Ranch, located between Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming. With 120 acres with a small year-round stream, and a cabin already in place, Hidden Springs Ranch well-positioned as a multi-purpose recreation outpost, yet convenient to two of Wyoming’s largest communities. The hills around Hidden Springs Ranch were alive with the sound of railroad construction in 1867-68 with the arrival of the nation’s first transcontinental line, the Union Pacific, that reached its high point of 8247 feet just four miles west of the location of Hidden Springs Ranch. Today a large pyramid structure marks the high point, named the Ames Monument in memory of Oakes and Oliver Ames, Union Pacific financiers. Hidden Springs Ranch lies at about 8000 feet, and the surrounding hills are a mix of grasslands, limber pine, aspen groves, and picturesque granite rock outcroppings. The most significant feature of this property is its small permanent stream, for the valley of Hidden Springs Ranch is a magnet for wildlife. Thick riparian vegetation borders the stream, sheltering songbirds of many varieties, and healthy herds of mule deer and pronghorn frequent the valley as a water source. From time to time, elk and even moose can also be seen on the property. The mule deer and pronghorn on the ranch are natural quarries for big game hunters, and the property borders an additional 160 acres of BLM, adding to its privacy. Hunting is a prime feature here, but fishing is available as well, for the wild brook trout that inhabit a small pond on the creek. In addition to the hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing on the ranch itself, just four or five miles north rises the famed Vedauwoo recreation area, renowned for its massive exposed granite rock formations, popular with climbers, and a large network of hiking, horseback, and mountain biking trails. Nearby Curt Gowdy State Park offers reservoir fishing, boating, and camping. A log cabin has been built at Hidden Springs Ranch, which is about 1000 square feet and includes sleeping space for 4 to 6 persons. Solar power and a generator exist at the cabin, and power has been extended to it as well, but is not yet connected. Only three or four miles south of Interstate 80, Hidden Springs Ranch is easily accessible to both Laramie, 25 miles to the west, and Cheyenne, 40 miles to the east. Even the major metropolitan area of Denver is only about two hours’ driving time away. Hidden Springs Ranch is an ideal retreat for those wanting moderate acreage with hunting and fishing, but a location that is not painfully distant from civilization. When the rush and noise of the city get to be too much, escape to this retreat called Hidden Springs where your nearest neighbors will be pronghorns and coyotes! Contact Dennis Magnusson for more information: 307-640-6431 or dennis@
$4,500,000  •  2,800 acres
2,800 deeded acres Three miles of Middle Sybille Creek & two large lakes Trophy elk, mule deer, & antelope hunting Year-round county road access 30-minutes from Laramie With over 2800 acres to its credit, Sybille Ranch north of Laramie, Wyoming, is an ideal haven for elk, pronghorn, and trout. Sportsmen with an eye toward an unspoiled and undeveloped piece of the Laramie Mountains with underutilized hunting and fishing resources would do well to have Sybille Ranch in their sights. With great year-round access and power nearby, this property begs for the addition of a cabin or lodge to transform it into a retreat to satisfy the hunter and angler in search of a remarkable Wyoming retreat unscathed by the passage of time. The southern end of the Laramie Mountains is a mix of rolling grasslands, picturesque granite outcrops, and occasional groves of limber pine. Sybille Ranch, at about 7500 feet, includes all of these features, plus over 3 miles of Middle Sybille Creek, which is key to the big game and the trout that live here. Three reservoirs along the creek and numerous other springs and seeps serve as permanent water sources for large herds of both pronghorn and elk. Hunting is consistently good for both of these species on the ranch, with herds of elk frequently numbering in the hundreds. Over the counter cow elk tags make annual success a virtual certainty. The reservoirs of Sybille Ranch have been stocked with brook, rainbow, and brown trout, and were once leased by a fishing club. With the passage of 15 years since, some of these trout have undoubtedly grown to stunning proportions! Both shore and float fishing are possible here, with a chance of small stream fishing for brookies as well. This 2806-acre ranch has been leased to a neighboring ranch for summer cattle grazing, which is enhanced by an additional 160 acres BLM lease. This use could continue, along with its hunting and fishing opportunities, but the property really cries out for the addition of a lodge near its western boundary (power is 1/2 mile distant), or an off-grid cabin on the shore of one of the lakes. Year-round access is available in the southwestern quarter of the property via State Highway 34 and County Road 12. Boasting a great private feel, Sybille Ranch is nonetheless very convenient to Laramie, only 30 minutes away, and Cheyenne, Wyoming’s capital, is 90 minutes distant. Laramie, as one of Wyoming’s larger cities, has all of the expected amenities, plus the bonus of the University of Wyoming, and the cultural opportunities that it brings. At Laramie, Interstate 80 and Laramie Regional Airport keep you easily connected with the rest of the world. With its excellent big game hunting and trophy stillwater fishing already in place, Sybille Ranch is “good to go” as an excellent big game and fishing location. With a bit of vision and the addition of a cabin or lodge, it might become your Wyoming dream destination for decades to come. Contact Dennis Magnusson for more information: 307-640-6431 or dennis@
$1,250,000  •  362 acres
362 acres adjoining huge amounts of public land Elk, mule deer, antelope, moose & more End of the road privacy, heavy timber & multiple springs All-weather county road access Less than 1/2 hour from Walden, CO Located less than two miles from the Wyoming border, Independence Mountain Ranch lies dead center in the bullseye of legendary outdoor recreation. This undeveloped 362-acre parcel sits at roughly 8500 feet on the flanks of sprawling Independence Mountain at the northern gateway of North Park, just 30 minutes from Walden, Colorado. Almost completely surrounded by public lands, this ranch feels much larger than it is, and provides the height of privacy to those seeking a Rocky Mountain getaway in the heart of classic mountain scenery. Independence Mountain Ranch spreads over a variety of terrain and vegetation on the east side of Independence Mountain. Pine forests, grasslands, aspen groves and some burn scars create varied habitat within several small drainages that is ideal for wildlife. Numerous seeps and springs provide water sources, and hunting is excellent for mule deer, elk, and pronghorn. Moose, black bear, mountain lions and probably wolves also roam the area. Elk tags are available over the counter and the ranch qualifies for landholder deer tags. Trophy mule deer hunting can be found just over the Wyoming border, and some of magnificent bucks visit Independence Mountain Ranch as well. In addition to big game hunting on the ranch and adjacent BLM land, Independence Mountain Ranch is located in the heart of some of the finest trophy trout fishing in the West. Only five miles to the southeast lies scenic Northgate Canyon, where the North Platte River offers 18 miles of public Gold Medal and Blue Ribbon trout fishing for brown and rainbow trout up to 20 inches. The Wyoming section of the North Platte is less than an hour away near Saratoga, and is perfect for long float trips. In addition, stillwater anglers will find a lifetime of trophy trout fishing just 20 miles to the south in Lake John and the Gold Medal North Delaney Butte Lake. Some spectacular and lonely high country trails traverse the Park Range, a few miles to the west, where mountain lakes are alive with trout that seldom see a fly. Horseback riding, backpacking, off-roading, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are all barely a stone’s throw from the boundaries of Independence Mountain Ranch. Wildlife photography and birding complete the list of the dazzling array of outdoor recreation opportunities surrounding this strategically-positioned property. This entirely undeveloped property can be retained as-is, but with excellent access via paved highway and an all-weather County Road, the addition of an off-grid basecamp cabin or lodge feels like a natural fit. With a large tract of BLM land on one side and a large ranch on the other, whatever development that is done here will capitalize on the best kind of privacy. Walden, under 30 minutes to the south, provides all of the basic amenities, including a medical clinic, and Saratoga, Wyoming, an hour away, is a historic resort town that offers a remarkable airfield and public hot springs. Steamboat Springs and some of the finest downhill skiing and dining in North America is just over an hour distant, and Laramie, Wyoming is only about an hour away. If your investment aim is a reasonably priced ranch almost entirely surrounded by public lands, yet with year-round access, and with varied outdoor recreation on every hand, Independence Mountain Ranch may be your target. Parcels as beautifully situated as this one don’t show up every day, and this property may prove to be not just a target, but the exact bullseye of what you’re seeking.
$19,900,000  •  13,371 acres
Located minutes from Cheyenne, Wyoming Large undeveloped ranch with investment, development & conservation opportunities Excellent year-round cattle ranch Fenced, cross-fenced, & easily accessible year-round Big game includes antelope, mule deer, & elk Located only minutes west of Wyoming’s capital city, Happy Jack Ranch is composed of over 13,000 acres of rich grasslands that once supported vast herds of bison, and now keep a large herd of Black Angus cattle fat and happy. The twenty square miles of the ranch are configured almost fully in a single block positioned squarely between the outskirts of Cheyenne and the recreational magnets of Curt Gowdy State Park and the famous Vedauwoo Rocks climbing area. Simply put, as a beautifully situated, turn key cattle ranch with fabulous access and development potential, Happy Jack Ranch has few peers. When the nation’s first transcontinental railroad, the Union Pacific, passed just south of the present ranch in 1869, the region was already well-known for its bison herds and nomadic Native American tribes that followed them. Today, tipi rings arrowheads can still be found on the ranch. With the completion of the railroad, cattle ranchers, attracted by the easy terrain and rich grasslands, quickly settled. Over the generations, several ranches were consolidated into what became known as “the finest ranch in Laramie County,” a proud legacy that Happy Jack Ranch inherits. With four small creeks on the ranch, and several developed springs and wells, the ranch remains productive even in dry years, and in wet years is a verdant paradise. In addition to the natural grasslands, 400 acres are flood irrigated hay meadows. Fully cross-fenced into 30 separate rolling pastures and meadows, Happy Jack Ranch is ideally set up for rotational grazing. Presently it supports 400 AUMs per year, and is operated primarily as a cow/calf operation. Herds do remain here year-round, but supplemental feeding is required in the winter. The ranch headquarters contains the owner’s home, a large barn, shop, calving barn and other buildings. Two additional corrals and loading chutes are located in the more remote sections of the property. As a largely unbroken tract of land about 9 miles by 4 miles, Happy Jack Ranch is frequented by herds of mule deer and antelope, and migrating waterfowl are attracted to its numerous ponds. Elk and moose may also be sighted occasionally and a variety of small game. Lake fishing is popular at nearby Granite Springs and Crystal Lake Reservoirs, and some of the water sources on the ranch could be developed into trout ponds as well. Large ranches that are located almost adjacent to urban commercial centers (or capital cities, no less) are as rare as diamonds in ash heaps, but such is the case of Happy Jack Ranch. Only 13 miles west of Wyoming’s capitol building, it is ideally situated for development opportunities. Housing developments already exist on the northern and southern boundaries of the property. Cheyenne continues to grow, and the ranch is easily reached from there year-round via paved State Route 210. Alternatively, a conservation easement could preserve the ranch much as it is, with significant tax credits. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in the area, including hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, camping, and mountain biking. The recreational bonus here includes the urban opportunities of Cheyenne, such as golf, soccer, softball, swimming, and basketball. Cultural events abound in Cheyenne, the chief being Cheyenne Frontier Days, with its world-class rodeo. We at Harrigan Land Company know of few ranches with as unique a combination of large size, turn key cattle ranch amenities, and proximity to a growing urban area as Happy Jack Ranch. If your vision includes running several hundred head of cattle or making an investment in Cheyenne’s growth, we’d love to show you the possibilities hidden in the rolling grasslands of Happy Jack Ranch. Contact Dennis Magnusson for more information: 307-640-6431 or dennis@
$13,750,000  •  600 acres
600+/- deeded acres Excellent fishing on 1.2+/- channel miles of the legendary Rio Grande River, 1.2 +/- channel miles of professionally-enhanced Shallow Creek, 2 large lakes, & 3 small ponds Large lodge, 7 guest cabins of 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms, a fly shop, office, barn, equipment shop, & managers house Four season recreational paradise Excellent hunting on the adjacent Rio Grande National Forest Five miles from Creede, Colorado & private air-service This offering is 600-acres of Broadacres Ranch. The smaller 241-acre option known as Broadacres Ranch - Rio Grande Tract is also available. The fabled Rio Grande lies at the heart of Western lore, as it runs through nearly 1,900 miles of rugged landscape on its journey to the Gulf of Mexico, and has thus inspired countless novels and epic films. There is another Rio Grande, however, fabled among fly fishers. This is the Rio Grande of Broadacres Ranch, which is full of tackle-busting trout and is the stuff of anglers dreams. Just outside of the historic mining town of Creede, Colorado, Broadacres Ranch is one of the premier fly fishing resorts in the West, and claims an 18-year history as a top-rated Orvis-Endorsed Lodge. Located in a beautiful broad valley at 8,900 in the San Juan Mountains, Broadacres Ranch was established in 1892 and is approximately 600 acres of meadows and riparian woodland straddling both sides of the Rio Grande about 5 miles southwest of Creede. For decades, the ranch has worked hard to enhance its naturally productive trout habitat to be the best possible, and the results have been spectacular. As a result, large river, small stream, and stillwater trout fishing are excellent on the ranch itself, with almost endless access to additional public fishing in the surrounding territory. Broadacres Ranch has only had four custodians in its almost 130-year history, creating a remarkable continuity of careful stewardship of the land. The Rio Grande itself is a 50- to 75-foot wide river here that flows through approximately 1.2 channel miles of the ranch. Abundant natural rocks have been supplemented with professionally-engineered rock structures throughout this stretch, creating almost perfect habitat for rainbow and brown trout that run 13 to well over 20 inches in length. An amazing insect population, including the famed giant stoneflies (salmonflies), keep the Rios trout fat and strong. For a change of fishing pace, Shallow Creek is a Rio Grande tributary that runs for over a mile on the ranch. This is a small stream from 8 to 12 feet in width, and has been enhanced with dozens of mouth-watering pools to test the most discriminating small stream angler. The home primarily of wild 9- to 16-inch brown trout, but also rainbows, cutbows, and cutthroats, Shallow Creek makes for a full day of fishing for those who work it carefully. Between the Rio Grande itself and Shallow Creek, approximately 2.5 channel miles of enhanced stream fishery are available on the Broadacres property. Finally, two large lakes and three trophy trout ponds round out the amazing fly fishing options at Broadacres Ranch. Browns, rainbows, cutthroats and cuttbows, up to several pounds, inhabit these ponds and are especially susceptible to midge patterns during the evening rise. The fishing alone makes Broadacres Ranch a true gem, but it is also a full-featured luxury guest ranch. Its manicured grounds surround seven guest cabins, a fly shop, office, barn, laundry, equipment shop, and managers house, creating an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. All of the guest cabins have been renovated recently and are in excellent condition, with kitchens or kitchenettes and can be operational year-round. The ranchs large Bensonwood timberframe lodge is truly exceptional, and features a full commercial kitchen, great room, bar, and indoor and outdoor seating, all overlooking the lovely Rio Grande. Over the decades, the Broadacres Ranch has grown an excellent reputation in both the guest ranch and fly fishing worlds. For any who desire to continue the operation as a fly fishing and guest ranch resort, this reputation will prove as valuable as the silver mines that caused the region to prosper when Creede was settled. Broadacres also receives much sought after landowner deer and/or elk hunting permits annually from Colorado Parks and Wildlife for hunting on the ranch and National Forest (Unit 76). Fishing and hunting business has been the mainstay here, but other possibilities for the ranch could be operation as a corporate retreat, family retreat, or creative smart development. No conservation easements presently encumber any of the property. Recreational opportunities are rich in the Creede area. Many miles of trails for horseback riding on the ranch and the adjoining Rio Grande National Forest to the north. Horseback riding was part of the ranch's history and could be reinstated by using the currently available stalls. OHV riding is also popular, as is snowmobiling in the winter. Elk, moose, and mule deer range through the ranch, and big game hunting on the National Forest land is excellent. Hiking and mountain biking trails and groomed cross-country ski trails are all accessible from the ranch, and downhill skiers will find some of the deepest powder in the nation at Wolf Creek Ski Area, only about 45 minutes away. In the summer months, golfers will enjoy teeing up on the lovely 18-hole Rio Grande Golf Club only 25 minutes downriver at South Fork. Creede is a classic mining town and features historic buildings, shops, restaurants, and the renowned Creede Repertory Theatre, with its remarkably talented actors performing multiple plays every summer. Creede and Mineral County have a municipal airstrip (C24) with self-serve gas and Jet A fuel available, making Broadacres Ranch conveniently accessible year-round. Not everyone is interested in building a property into something magnificent from the ground up. At Broadacres Ranch, that work has already been done. The fisheries improvements, grounds, cabins and lodge have already made it into a first-class resort. Those who have a passion for outstanding fly fishing in a place that is turn-key ready for family and guests, will find plenty to capture their hearts among the waters of Broadacres Ranch.
$14,995,000  •  92,000 acres
92,000 total acres, including approximately 25,000 deeded acres Several miles of the legendary North Platte River Low overhead ranch with excellent annual income potential Trophy elk, mule deer, antelope, upland birds, & waterfowl Outstanding cattle ranch with fishing, hunting, & investment opportunities Several miles of the fabled North Platte River grace the southern end of the Haystack River Ranch, just outside of Rawlins, Wyoming. A legendary history of native Americans, fur trappers, railroaders, and outlaws enliven the legacy of this part of Wyoming, and Haystack River Ranch lies in the middle of it all. With over 92,000 acres controlled in a combination of deeded and leased land, this vast property is a proven low overhead cattle operation, with notable fishing and hunting opportunities, along with intriguing investment potential in the domains of energy leasing and environmental credits. The North Platte River is the key to the productivity of Haystack River Ranch. The river supplies irrigation water for several hundred acres of irrigated and sub-irrigated meadows, which is the mainstay for the cattle operation on the property. In addition, numerous springs and 30 stock ponds keep livestock supplied throughout the ranch property. The ranch occupies the broad North Platte River bottomland at approximately 7000 feet elevation, along with the adjoining uplands and rocky Haystack Mountains. A mix of natural and irrigated grasslands, sagebrush, and rocky outcrops creates a classic "Wyoming mix" of habitat that serves big game herds of pronghorn, elk, and mule deer well. Hunting for these big game species, plus upland birds and waterfowl, is excellent on Haystack River Ranch. Trout fishermen need no introduction to the North Platte, as one of America's great trout rivers. It is large enough on the ranch to be fished either by floating or wading, and offers resident populations of brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, and even some walleye. The presence of sprawling Seminoe Reservoir a few miles downstream means that trophy-sized fish make their way up to Haystack River Ranch on a regular basis. The chances of hiking into fish measured in pounds is very real at Haystack River Ranch! In addition, the famed Miracle Mile of the North Platte is only a short drive away, as well as outstanding stillwater fishing in Seminoe Reservoir itself. Haystack River Ranch has proven to be a successful cattle operation due to its hay production, low overhead, and significant contiguous acreage available. Approximately 25,000 acres are deeded, and 40,960 acres are permitted BLM lands. A private lease from Anadarko of 23,527 acres and a small state lease complete the 92,447 acres controlled by the cattle operation. All told, the property supports over 9,000 AUMs. Historically, cows and calves have been turned out to pasture in the spring in the northern part of the ranch, and cows are wintered in the southern portion. Supplemental feeding is generally required from December through April. In recent years, the ranch has supported a yearling operation and is well suited for that as well. Improvements on the ranch are geared towards an efficient cattle operation, and include two homes, a calving and vet barn, feedlot, horse barn and various outbuildings. Lying in generally open country, OHV or horse access is good throughout the property. Haystack River Ranch can be operated successfully as an efficient cattle business with few changes or can be seen as an investment opportunity with recreation, wind power and conservation potential. The ranch is currently under a multi-year cattle lease offering very attractive annual income possibilities to a new owner. The hunting and fishing opportunities here could be marketed, and lodging constructed to support them. Wind rights, valuable in southern Wyoming, come with the property, and conservation easements or carbon credit opportunities could be an effective way to produce income as well. Rawlins, a hub community of about 8,000 people, is located just southwest of the ranch. It is the county seat of Carbon County and has all amenities of a small city, including an abundance of retailers, restaurants, a hospital. The area is rich in history, including the original transcontinental railroad as well as being one of the haunts of outlaw Butch Cassidy and his gang. Today, the Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum is a popular attraction. Rawlins is well-connected to the rest of the world via Interstate 80, one the nation's major transportation arteries, and its municipal airport. Haystack River Ranch shines as a fine opportunity for investment in a proven cattle ranch, with low overhead to keep it profitable. Investment growth may well be found in capitalizing on wind, recreation, and conservation. But in the end, perhaps the greatest asset of this property is the North Platte River itself which will for generations will nourish the land, cattle, wildlife, and not the least, trout that are as legendary as the river itself.
$10,950,000  •  200,000 acres
- Over 5,000 deeded acres and over 200,000 acres of BLM and state leased land in one contiguous package - Just under 8 miles of outstanding fishing for brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout to 20+ inches in Fontenelle Creek - Historically running approximately 600 cows year-round with 700 irrigated acres along Fontenelle Creek - Abundant wildlife including mule deer, antelope, elk, and moose - Modest but functional ranch improvements including owner’s residence, guest/employee housing, barn, shop, cattle handling facilities, and outbuildings - 30 minutes from Kemmerer and two hours from Jackson, Wyoming
$7,950,000  •  241 acres
- 241.60 acres - Excellent fishing on 1.2+/- channel miles of the legendary Rio Grande River, and one pond - Permitted elk and deer hunting on the nearby Rio Grande National Forest - Turn-key ready as a resort, fully furnished with a large timberframe lodge, 7 guest cabins of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, a fly shop, office, barn, equipment shop, manager’s house, and RV hookups (not currently in use) in a separate location from the main compound - Four season recreational paradise - Five miles from Creede, Colorado & private air-service into Mineral County Airport (C24)
Harrigan Land Company
Harrigan Land Company
Dave and Hunter Harrigan
Dave and Hunter Harrigan
1781 Macom Drive
Sedalia, CO 80135

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