The Pony Express Forty is located just outside of the historic Fort Laramie and is the perfect location to build your dream and embrace the views, wildlife, nearby hunting and fishing, along with the history of Fort Laramie. Land This beautiful 40+/- acre property offers a rugged and unique topography, and the Laramie Range Mountains to totally complete the views. Plenty of privacy can be found here, with well-maintained roads for accessing the property easily. Multiple building sites and power has been trenched to the property. Recreation 25 miles away is Guernsey State Park. Guernsey State Park is a 6,000-acre state park surrounding Guernsey Reservoir that provides a variety of water recreation, day use and overnight camping opportunities. The rugged and scenic landscape of the park offers scenic vistas and overlooks, hiking and biking trails, rock climbing and wildlife viewing opportunities. In addition to an unlimited number of outdoor recreation activities that can be found at Guernsey, the park is also a national historic landmark. Guernsey State Park provides one of the finest examples of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work in the Rocky Mountain area. Goshen County Walk-in Areas 1 & 14, very close to the property. Species in the two areas include: pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse, doves, partridge, rabbit, antelope, deer, and elk. Region & Climate Fort Laramie, WY has a semi-arid climate with warm summers and cold winters. The average annual high temperature is around 66 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average annual low temperature is around 26 degrees Fahrenheit. The city receives an average of 12.9 inches of rain per year, and an average of 45 inches of snowfall annually. During the summer months, temperatures can peak at around 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest days. Winters are cold with temperatures dropping below 0 degrees Fahrenheit during the coldest nights. Overall, Fort Laramie enjoys a comfortable climate throughout the year with distinct seasons that contribute to its beauty. History Established as a fur trading fort in 1834, Fort Laramie evolved into the largest and best-known military post on the Northern Plains before its abandonment. This unique historic place preserves and interprets one of America’s most important locations in the history of westward expansion and Indian resistance. In 1834, where the Cheyenne and Arapaho travelled, traded and hunted, a fur trading post was created. Soon to be known as Fort Laramie, it rested at a location that would quickly prove to be the path of least resistance across a continent. By the 1840s, wagon trains rested and resupplied here, bound for Oregon, California and Utah. In 1849 as the Gold Rush of California drew more westward, Fort Laramie became a military post, and for the next 41 years, would shape major events as the struggle between two cultures for domination of the northern plains increased into conflict. In 1876, Fort Laramie served as an anchor for military operations, communication, supply, and logistics during the “Great Sioux War.” Fort Laramie closed, along with the frontier it helped shape and influence, in 1890.