Legacy Ranches and Fine Sporting Properties

Cottonwood Land and Cattle

Wheatland, Wyoming (Platte County)
$7,950,000Sold
12,387 +/- Total Acres

Made up of three distinct ecological landscapes, Cottonwood Land and Cattle encompasses nearly 12,500 acres of some of the most pristine, diverse, and productive land in southeastern Wyoming available today.

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  • 12,387 +/- total acres (8,447 +/- deeded acres, 3,940 +/- state lease)
  • Trophy big game hunting for elk, mule deer, whitetail and pronghorn, within the coveted Area 7 where 370 B.C. bull elk have been harvested
  • Over 8 miles of creek frontage along Cottonwood and Brush Creek, with several other springs, ponds, and wetlands offering fishing and waterfowl hunting
  • Excellent improvements situated along the riparian corridor and tree lined Cottonwood Creek and surrounded by the towering chalk rocks bluffs to the north and the south
  • 340 +/- total irrigated acres (200 +/-  acres of irrigated/sub-irrigated hay land, 140 acres under center pivot)
  • Located 3 hours from Denver with excellent year-round access just off of I-25
  • Within a 30-minute drive to Glendo, Guernsey, and Grey Rocks Reservoirs
  • Thoughtfully laid out, this completely contiguous parcel of land has several well maintained access points directly off county maintained roads
Introduction
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Situated in a scenic pastoral setting in southeastern Wyoming along 8 miles of tree lined creek bottom, with lush meadows and three very distinct ecological landscapes, lies Cottonwood Land and Cattle. Encompassing nearly 12,500 acres, this trophy hunting and self-sustaining cattle ranch includes some of the most pristine, diverse, and productive land in southeastern Wyoming. The ranch is located 25 miles north of Wheatland Wyoming and just 150 miles north of Denver, Colorado, making it the ideal property for the outdoor enthusiast seeking year round recreation, production and long term capital appreciation.

Lay of the Land
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Cottonwood Land and Cattle is a sprawling 12,500-acre ranch situated just 25 miles north of Wheatland, Wyoming and just east of Interstate 25. The headquarters are located off the county road set between the meadows and the wooded riparian areas. A bluff rises to the north and gives way to timbered hillside and draws and large grassy pastures. It is a productive ranch with a diverse mix of temperate and tropical grasses, a modest elevation of 4,700 feet and long growing season with expansive water rights to grow hay. This property is a fully sustainable working cattle ranch, offering pristine wildlife habitat with abundant feed and water resources with scenic backdrops of the Laramie Mountains.

Improvements

Structures include an attractive and well-appointed main home, a spacious and tidy manager’s home, a guest home, a entertainment den, and a secluded cabin near the creek. The facility also contains many supporting structures such as a horse barn, pipe corrals and a large equipment shop. It is well fenced and watered.

Sporting Features
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Cottonwood Land and Cattle Ranch contains all the terrain features that sportsmen seek. From the lush meadows and riparian areas to the deep dark timbered draws, or sprawling grass flats. The terrain is as diverse as its wildlife and includes giant bull elk, mule deer, whitetail, pronghorn antelope, and a healthy population of Merriam turkeys; the recreational opportunities are unmatched.

Hunting

The property has been managed over the years to improve the diversity of the terrain and quality of the habitat. Trophy species of whitetail deer, mule deer, antelope, and elk have all been harvested on the ranch. The forage and cover are thick and provide a year round sanctuary for numerous species of game and non-game species, giving the property the opportunity to raise mature animals reaching trophy quality. Many elk, deer, and antelope call this ranch home year round and are seen on a daily basis. The hunter will enjoy these features:

  • Located within the famed and coveted Elk area 7
  • Terrain is relatively mild compared to many ranches in Area 7 that hold elk.
  • Trophy quality elk exceed 350 B&C on yearly basis and several exceed 370 B&C harvested on the ranch.
  • B & C Antelope, Elk, Mule Deer and Whitetail all harvested on the ranch in the last 10 years.

Fishing

Cottonwood Creek and Brush Creek run year round and not only supply’s irrigation water, but provides year-round drinking water for cattle, native wildlife and feeds a very active wetland. This wetland is a perfect spot to get away and enjoy the early duck hunting opportunities or to cast a fly after some Large Mouth Bass, giant Rainbow Trout, and Panfish

The ranch is also located within a 30-minute drive from some of the most popular fishing and boating destinations in South Eastern Wyoming. Glendo and Greyrocks Reservoirs are superb warm water fisheries providing excellent fishing for Walleye, Small Mouth, Cat-fish and Crappie. Guernsey Lake provides excellent wake boarding and water skiing in one of the most scenic and smooth watered lakes in the area.

Recreation

With the three nearby lakes and mountains to the west, summer activities are endless, and only getting better every year. Recently Glendo Reservoir has taken on numerous trail building exercises which has created some of the best single track in Wyoming, encompassing nearly 60 miles of trails around the lake, making it a biking and hiking hot spot in the area.

Ranch Attributes
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Ranch Operations

Cottonwood Land and Cattle has been operated as pair operation year-around for several decades, complemented by the irrigated ground and center pivots, the ranch is completely self- sufficient, capable of running 350 head year around. The diversity of the terrain and location of the ranch create mild winters and excellent gains with a close proximity to some of the largest cattle markets in the country.

Water Rights

The water rights on Cottonwood Land and Cattle are expansive, making up nearly 340 total irrigated acres from Cottonwood Creek and early-adjudicated irrigation wells. The ranch is well watered in nearly every aspect of production; between the direct flow irrigation rights, numerous wells, pipeline, ponds, and live water, the ranche’ water resources are unmatched.

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