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$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.
$5,900,000  •  523 acres
Five Points Ranch has been a family-owned ranch since 1952. This marks the first time in over 70 years that this incredible piece of property has been made available to the public for sale. The most significant feature of this ranch is the combination of accessibility and privacy. It has highway frontage and county road access, but you cannot even begin to see what the property has to offer until you are inside the boundary.
$995,000  •  275 acres
A rare opportunity to purchase your own piece of paradise. This 275 acres is surrounded by National Forest and your very own lake. Stamp Mill Lake approximately 3 to 4 acres sits on the property for your private enjoyment. Approximately one half mile of Brush Creek runs through the lower portion of the property. *Additional Photos Coming Soon*
$99,000  •  110 acres
110 acres located in the WyTex Ranch with unobstructed views of the Medicine Bow to the west, Laramie Peak to the northeast. The property, at 6,840 elevation enjoys rolling native grasslands, sage brush, several seasonal ponds. Abundant wildlife includes antelope (unit 42), mule deer (64) and red tail hawks. Set above Greasewood Creek to the south, this property boasts several building sites or is perfect for a weekend get-a way.
$75,000  •  105.4 acres
105.4 acres of land in the Wytex Ranch area with plenty of opportunity for development.
$995,000  •  19 acres
Located only three miles from the Medicine Bow National Forest boundary, Sierra Madre Mountain Retreat is a rustic mountain getaway on 19± deeded acres. This retreat offers privacy, seclusion, and 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and valleys without any neighbors in sight. Wildlife is abundant, including elk, deer, and antelope, both on the property and in the surrounding hills and nearby forests. The property features a stunning 3-bed 2-bath log home with an additional loft, attached garage, shop, and horse barn. Relax on the covered porch and enjoy spectacular sunsets across the rolling hills to the distant forests and mountain ranges.
$930,000  •  11.05 acres
The Three Peaks Homestead offers a unique opportunity to own one of the best views in the Upper Platte River Valley. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, the subject property overlooks the small town of Encampment, Wyoming and enjoys unobstructed views of Medicine Bow Peak, Kennaday Peak and Elk Mountain. Comprised of 11.05 acres, the Three Peaks Homestead features a well-appointed 3 bed, 2 bath home, with a nice meadow and small horse barn. Easily accessed off HWY 70, there are unlimited recreational opportunities just minutes away from this stunning property. This beautiful home is perched on a small rise that was leveled to take advantage of the stunning views in nearly every direction. Built in 2008, this 1,700 sq ft home features large kitchen with an island and bar top, a large living room and dormers in both to allow more room for windows to capture the views. The master bedroom enjoys a large bathroom with a jetted tub and large walk-in closet. There is a 2-car oversized attached garage with 10’ ceilings providing ample space for parking side by sides or ATVs. A small horse barn and lean-to is positioned behind the home with water and power to it as well. A fenced alleyway connects it to the lush meadow in front of the home. For the outdoorsman the Three Peaks Homestead provides an ideal homebase to start each morning regardless of the season. The avid anglers will enjoy its close proximity to the North Platte and Encampment Rivers, both blue ribbon fisheries, or they may prefer to try their luck in the countless mountain streams and lakes in the Medicine Bow National Forest that encompasses both the Snowy Range & Sierra Madre mountain ranges. The quick and easy access to the national forest will also be loved for those that love hiking, horseback riding, ATVing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, outdoor photography, wildlife viewing and hunting. The Upper Platte River Valley and surrounding mountain ranges are well known for their abundance of wildlife including elk, deer, antelope, moose, black bear and mountain lion. The Three Peaks Homestead is located just a mile outside of Encampment and Saratoga is just 20 minutes to the north. Saratoga features numerous dining options, a brewery, stores for shopping, a grocery store, hardware store, lumberyard and a newly built hospital. The property is not encumbered by any covenants or restrictions and is not part of an HOA. If you are looking for a peaceful setting with outstanding mountain views in a recreation paradise the Three Peaks Homestead is definitely worth your consideration. To learn more about this scenic property or to arrange a time to take a tour contact James Land Company today at 307-399-7973.
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