$35,000,000 • 12,035 acres
Framed by the majestic peaks of the Wind River Mountain range, the Bar Cross Ranch operates on over 30,000 acres. Located in Sublette County, just 13 miles north of Pinedale and 60 miles south of Jackson Hole, the ranch is comprised of 12,035± essentially contiguous deeded acres. The Bar Cross is one of Wyoming’s historic reputation ranches offering the highly sought-after balance of a robust and productive cattle operation, world-class fishing and hunting, and direct “out the gate” access to millions of acres in the adjacent Bridger Teton National Forest and Bridger Wilderness. Rich in water resources, there are two and a half miles of New Fork River frontage offering true blue ribbon quality trout fishing, around eight miles of Willow Creek, a quarter-mile of frontage on Willow Lake, and numerous ponds throughout, including a 40± acre lake. Historically run as a balanced cow/calf operation, the ranch has transitioned into a yearling operation in recent years. In 2021 which was one of the driest years ever recorded, the ranch ran 2,300 yearlings on the deeded acreage, the three contiguous U. S. Forest Service permits, one BLM lease, and two state leases. As part of the Upper Green River Watershed, abundant and senior water rights provide for the 2,000± acres of irrigated and sub-irrigated meadows. The turn-key ranch improvements, located at the ranch headquarters along the banks of the New Fork River, include the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath owner’s home and bunkhouse, both of which were completely renovated in 2019 to a very high standard by architects that specialize in the renovation of historic buildings. Other improvements at this site and at the Willow Creek site include a ranch manager’s home and additional bunkhouse, foreman’s house, two barns, large and small shops, and numerous outbuildings. Virtually every building on the ranch, including most of the livestock infrastructure such as fences and corrals, has been renovated in the last five years to an exacting standard. In summary, this is a ranch that is completely ready for a new owner to move into with no fear of deferred maintenance and an outstanding management team in place.
~ ACREAGE: Approximately 12,000 deeded acres. Property Taxes in 2021 were $25,369.
~ LEASES: There are three U.S. Forest Service grazing permits, a BLM lease, and two state leases that add approximately
20,000 acres to the grazing base.
~ OPERATION: Historically run as a year-round cow/calf operation, currently managed as a yearling operation running 2,300
head in 2021.
~ LOCATION: Cora, Wyoming - 13 miles north of Pinedale and 60 miles south of Jackson Hole
~ HISTORY: Homesteaded in the early 20th century, the Bar Cross brand has over 100 years of history and will stay with the ranch.
~ CONSERVATION EASEMENT: Approximately 5,000 acres of the ranch is under conservation easement with the Jackson Hole Land Trust. The
easement allows for further subdivision of this parcel into five 1,000-acre ranch tracts. The balance of the ranch is completely
~ FISHERY: Approximately 2.5 miles of blue ribbon trout water on the New Fork River, one of the finest brown trout fisheries in the State of
~ ADDITIONAL WATER: Around eight miles of Willow Creek and a quarter-mile of frontage on Willow Lake. Numerous ponds including a 40±
~ PUBLIC LANDS ACCESS: Substantial forest and public lands boundary with impressive views of the Wind River Mountain range, including
Gannet Peak, the tallest peak in Wyoming.
~ HUNTING: Landowner tags for elk, mule deer, and antelope.
~ WILDLIFE: Abundant wildlife on the ranch including big game species such as elk, deer, and moose. Sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans,
waterfowl, sage grouse, and numerous birds of prey species reside on the ranch at various times of the year. Black bears, grizzly bears,
mountain lions, and wolves can also be seen on the ranch at times.
~ WATER RIGHTS: Excellent senior water rights on 2,000± irrigated acres, part of the Upper Green River Watershed.
~ RECENT IMPROVEMENTS: Significant investments have recently been made to the irrigation infrastructure via three new headgates,
extensive ditch maintenance, and new control structures. Over 100 miles of fenced pasture with approximately 60 percent being converted
into wildlife-friendly fencing over the last five years. New corrals and working pens were completed in 2019, allowing for centralized loading
~ OWNER'S IMPROVEMENTS: Main residence is a historic ranch set along the banks of the New Fork River with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths,
completely renovated in 2019. Adjacent to the owner’s residence is a charming bunkhouse which was also restored in 2019.
~ OTHER IMPROVEMENTS: A manager’s home and bunkhouse, both renovated in 2018, two barns, large and small shops, numerous other
outbuildings, and an outdoor riding arena with a round pen.
~ AIR SERVICE: Commercial air service in Jackson Hole, Ralph Wenz Field FBO and its 8,900 x 100 foot paved runway is just 15 miles from the