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Nestled against the foothills of the Teton Mountain Range, the 80± acre Elk Range Ranch punches way above its weight as a truly unique, turnkey, end-of-the-road offering on what is known as the “quiet side of the Tetons”. What makes it so unique is that, even though it is only eight miles from downtown Driggs, Idaho, it is actually located in the sought-after community of Alta, Wyoming. Wyoming is widely known for its favorable tax status. AND, while it is only minutes from the Grand Targhee Ski Area which boasts amongst the highest snowfall totals of any ski area in the U.S., it lies only 45 miles from Jackson Hole and all it has to offer from skiing to resort amenities. The Elk Range Ranch is one of the few remaining large, intact land holdings in Alta. It is further protected by its one half mile of shared boundary with Targhee National Forest and the BLM, which makes it essentially an extension of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park systems. The wildlife that “leaks” onto the property from this reservoir of wild lands is prolific and includes elk, mule deer, moose, bear, wolves, and many other smaller native species. The 80± acres are comprised of lush, irrigated meadows, the creek corridors of Dry Creek and Bustle Creek, rolling hillsides leading to quaking aspen groves and healthy stands of dark timber, and big views across the valley of the Big Hole Mountains and the Snake River Range. The well-appointed improvements at the ranch headquarters include a custom-built two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath 3,871± square foot log home and a two-bedroom, one-bath 1,500± square foot log guest house. A large pond behind the main residence along with meticulously maintained lawns and gardens create an incredibly inviting setting. Two classic style barns and well-designed paddocks for working the various livestock currently on the ranch complete the main improvement compound. Down the drive from the headquarters is a large hay barn, a calving shed, and a greenhouse located along the banks of Bustle Creek. Under its current ownership the Elk Range Ranch offers the highly sought-after combination of a small scale, yet viable agricultural operation and world-class recreation with direct “out the back gate” access to millions of acres and seemingly endless miles of trails in the adjacent Targhee National Forest which immediately connects to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. In summary, a rare and unique opportunity to buy a very private and beautiful ranch with a Wyoming address from which you can ski – literally minutes from your front door. THE FACTS: ~ ACREAGE: Approximately 80 acres comprised of two individual deeded parcels. Property taxes are estimated at $9,543. ~ LOCATION: Alta, Wyoming, eight miles east of Driggs, Idaho and 40 miles northwest of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. ~ PUBLIC LANDS ACCESS: One half mile of shared boundary with Targhee National Forest and the BLM. ~ HUNTING: Elk, mule deer, and whitetail deer hunting onsite, as well as in the adjacent national forest. ~ WILDLIFE: Abundant big game species such as elk, deer, and moose reside on the ranch at various times of the year. Sandhill cranes, waterfowl, ruffed grouse, and numerous birds of prey species. Black bears, grizzly bears, and mountain lions can also be seen on the ranch at times. ~ WATER RIGHTS: The ranch boasts senior water rights at the head of the Dry Creek drainage. An eight-inch steel pipeline is used for irrigation via handlines on the ranch headquarters 40 acres, and flood irrigation is used on the north 40 acres. There are two wells and hydrants on the ranch along with state-of-the-art stock waterers. ~ WATER RESOURCES: Approximately half a mile of Dry Creek, a year-round stream originating in the adjacent national forest runs through the ranch. Bustle Creek, a seasonal creek also originating in the forest, flows through the ranch for approximately half a mile. A 0.45± acre spring fed pond which can hold trout is located behind the main residence. ~ OWNER’S IMPROVEMENTS: The main residence is a 3,871± square foot, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath custom log home with a two-bay garage. There is a 1,500± square foot, two-bedroom, one-bath custom log guest house built in 2002. There is a stand-alone western style barn with four stalls, along with a barn-style garage/shop with two bays next to the guest home complete with a second-floor artist studio and half bath. There is a generator room which houses a diesel generator capable of running all the improvements located at the ranch headquarters. ~ OTHER IMPROVEMENTS: A large hay barn, a calving shed, and a greenhouse are located just down the hill from the owner’s compound. ~ RECENT RANCH IMPROVEMENTS: It should be noted that over the last ten years the owners have gone the extra mile to bring the ranch to absolutely peak condition in every way. The private driveway was completely rebuilt in 2022 and all fencing has been updated over the years. It is one of the most immaculate properties we have ever offered. The new owner will only need to move in and enjoy it. ~ OPERATION: This is a productive gentleman’s ranch with excellent facilities that will comfortably sustain a small-scale cattle and horse operation on a year around basis. It can also produce good hay crops and provide seasonal grazing should one want to lease out its components in the spring to fall months. ~ AIR SERVICE: The Driggs Reed Memorial full service FBO and its 7,300’ X 100’ paved runway is just 11 miles from the ranch. Commercial air service is available in Jackson Hole or Idaho Falls.


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