Sold $2,000,000.00 Sold - Cattle Ranch, Hunting Ranch
Wyoming Cattle Ranches: Where abundant water meets the rolling grasslands and granite outcrops of southern Wyoming, the result is Granite Canyon Ranch, a proven cattle operation and a perennial refuge for mule deer and antelope. Add in simple year-round access to Cheyenne, only 20 minutes away, and negotiable mineral rights, and Granite Canyon Ranch becomes an investment/recreational property of the highest caliber.
The natural grasslands west of Cheyenne have long been a cattleman’s dream, and the 2538 acres of Granite Canyon Ranch have great potential for turning out fat Angus or Herefords. Summer grazing is a given here, but keeping cattle here year-round is a possibility as well. More than ample water is available for keeping 160 acres well-irrigated for hay, and the ranch has a record of producing a respectable one ton of hay/acre.
Located at an elevation of approximately 7500 feet, the rolling terrain of the ranch is covered mostly with grass, with sections of scattered woods of ponderosa pine, mountain mahogany and a few granite outcrops. In places, scenic views of the Medicine Bow Mountains grace the horizon, and the ranch feels delightfully secluded, although it is less than 20 miles west of Wyoming’s capital city.
Surrounded by several other large private parcels, Granite Canyon Ranch has long been a year-round refuge for big game. Mule deer and antelope of trophy size are common here, but elk, bear, mountain lion and even moose are occasionally seen as well. With a wealth of water sources available, the herds have little reason to leave the property, a plus for hunters and wildlife photographers alike.
Other than irrigation, the water resources on the ranch are barely utilized. Four ponds have been developed, two of which hold trout, which in this part of the state grow rapidly. Two small creeks also flow on the ranch, including 2.5 miles of Duck Creek, which could be considered for pond and habitat enhancement as a fishery. If four ponds and two creeks isn’t enough, 11 additional springs and three wells assure wildlife and cattle of plenty to drink.
While the ranch is already ideally suited as a cattle and recreation property, investors should look seriously at its energy potential as well. Mineral rights are negotiable on 1700 acres of the ranch and nearby oil and gas developments make this an attractive option. Additionally, the potential for wind energy at Granite Canyon Ranch could just seal the deal for the prudent investor.
A location of only 4.5 miles south of Interstate 80, twenty minutes from Cheyenne and thirty minutes from Laramie, is one of Granite Canyon’s greatest assets. A maintained county road provides access year-round. Power is already on the ranch and cell phone reception is good. All that’s missing here is a visionary owner willing to raise this productive property to its highest potential. Let us at Harrigan Land Company know if that visionary investor might be you.