The ranch is a great summer pasture, and has recently been leased for cattle grazing during the summer months. It is divided into three pastures with several springs and numerous mountain creeks providing water to both livestock and wildlife.
The ranch and surrounding national forest offers outstanding opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, including some of the best big-game hunting in the state, upland bird hunting for blue grouse and sage grouse, horseback riding, hiking, snowmobiling, ATV riding, wildlife viewing, photography, etc.
Large numbers of elk and mule deer reside on the ranch year-round.
Fishermen will appreciate the abundance of exceptional fishing opportunities nearby in the Big Horn National Forest including the blue ribbon Tongue River, and numerous other streams and mountain lakes.
Improvements consist of two rustic homestead cabins currently used as hunting camps and cow camps.
Located approximately 20 miles from Shell, WY, 70 miles from Sheridan, WY, and 90 miles from Cody, WY.
Several medical service providers are located in Big Horn County, and the Yellowstone Regional Airport is approximately 90 miles away in Cody with daily commercial flights to and from Denver, CO Salt Lake City, UT, and Chicago, IL.
Improvements consist of a 1,188 sq. ft. home with a covered front porch, and 1,200 sq. ft. shop attached to the back of the house. Both built in 1998.
Abundant recreational opportunities include fishing/boating in the Bighorn River, excellent hunting for mule deer, waterfowl, upland birds, and other small game. The 2.5 acre pond could be stocked with fish as well.
Approximately 100 miles from the east gate to Yellowstone National Park, and 30 miles from the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
149.6 acres of adjudicated water rights
Located approximately 3 miles southeast of Greybull, WY, 17 miles west of Shell, WY, and 53 miles from Cody, WY.
Several medical service providers are located in Big Horn County, and the Yellowstone Regional Airport is less than an hour away in Cody with daily commercial flights to and from Denver, CO Salt Lake City, UT, and Chicago, IL.
A custom built 9,000 sq. ft. main home with fabulous master suite accessed by elevator, a 3,300 sq. ft. 4-bedroom guest home, detached executive office suite, 3-car garage and attached wood-working shop, and greenhouse. All the structures were built using native stone mined in Wyoming, and designed to take full advantage of the unobstructed views of the meandering river.
Private access to the North Platte River via a wooden staircase just off the back patio.
With over 60 miles of blue ribbon fishing waters in Wyoming’s upper North Platte River Valley and the nearby Medicine Bow National Forest, this a desirable destination for fly fishermen, big game hunters, and all types of recreational enthusiasts.
Entirely surrounded by ranch land owned by the largest landowner in the U.S., the risk is low for encroaching development impacting the surrounding landscape in the future.
Shivley Field Saratoga Airport offers private air service via the 8,800’ lighted airstrip just minutes from the property, or commercial flights are available in nearby Laramie, Wyoming or via Denver International Airport.
Less than 3 miles from the exclusive Old Baldy Club, offering a championship quality 18-hole golf course, guided fishing on the North Platte River and other surrounding rivers and streams, impeccable accommodations, and fine dining.
Adjoins the San Isabel National Forest and Colorado’s Spanish Peaks Wilderness Area, affording thousands of acres of endless recreational activities including hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.
Includes six trout ponds and nearly 1.5 miles frontage along both Echo Creek and Lower Echo Creek offering fly-fishing for rainbow and brook trout.
The ranch is so rich in beauty and geological significance that it was designated by the United States Department of the Interior as a Registered National Natural Landmark in 1976.
The property is home to unique geologic Dakota sandstone walls and over 400 lava dikes that radiate out from Colorado’s Spanish Peaks.
One of the most prominent lava dikes is named the Devil’s Stairsteps which marks the eastern boundary of the ranch.
The ranch is well equipped for entertaining large groups of family and friends with two homes, lodge, three small cabins and a horse barn. The majority of the ranch buildings were constructed using local timber from an operating sawmill also located on the property.
In the past, the ranch was operated as a guest ranch, but it would also be suitable for a family or corporate retreat.
Just eight miles south of the charming town of La Veta, Colorado with its art galleries, shops, restaurants and Weiskopf-Morrish designed championship golf course, and just a few miles south of the Cuchara Mountain Resort, a planned downhill and Nordic ski area.
2.5 hours south of Denver, Colorado along the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway, this property is easily accessible year-round.
This Colorado ranch for sale is situated along the north side of County Road 30 less than 1 mile from the heart of town. The tree-lined Middle Creek meanders from west to east through the property for over ½ mile, naturally dividing the property into two separate irrigated pastures perfect for cattle. There are numerous building sites throughout the property, and two ponds add to the scenic beauty and Colorado wildlife habitat.
Less than a mile from the historic Main Street in the town of La Veta in southern Colorado, the 157-acre Middle Creek Ranch offers 360-degree views of the Spanish Peaks and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, irrigated meadows, and over a 1/2 mile of the tree-lined Middle Creek.
Middle Creek Ranch is a great hay-producing property with approximately 4 cubic feet of priority water rights. In recent years, the ranch has produced approximately 100 tons of hay with no fertilizer.
There are currently no improvements on the Colorado mountain ranch providing a clean slate for future owners to personalize the property however they like. The adjacent 200-acre property, Abeyta Creek Ranch, is equipped with a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, and can be purchased for an additional $997,500.
Historically, the property was used for cattle grazing and dry land wheat production. However, beginning in the early 1970s, the preserve was purchased by a non-profit organization which has maintained and administered the property for educational programs, observation and research. The current owners have focused on protecting and managing this unique strip of mixed grass along with the canyon area and head-waters of Running Creek.
A well producing approximately 25-gallons per minute and a windmill once used to generate electricity are the only improvements currently on the property.
Mule Deer and Antelope are often seen on the property, along with several other animals including waterfowl.
With an abundance of equestrian facilities in the surrounding area, and ideal terrain for riding and grazing, this would make an excellent home for your horses.
Precipitation varies between 14”- 16” per year.
Less than a 1 hour drive south of the Denver International Airport.
The southern boundary is less than 3.5 miles east of State Highway 83 on County Road 98.