$730,000 • 120 acres
120 acres adjacent to BLM land
Year-round creek with beaver pond
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@