Edjumar Ranch is a spectacular 806 +/- acre gentlemen’s ranch, lying at the “end of the road,” within the evening shadows of the famed Bighorn Mountains, just minutes from Buffalo, Wyoming. The property is comprised of approximately 686 deeded acres and 120 acres of BLM lands, and has incredible vistas, recreational, and agricultural resources, making for a very well-rounded ranch in a beautiful part of northern Wyoming. French Creek runs through the property for approximately ½ mile, providing good fishing opportunities for wild trout.
The balance of the ranch consists of rolling foothills pastures, irrigated meadows, ponderosa pine ridge tops, and cottonwood lined riparian habitat, providing a diversity of habitat for deer, elk, antelope, upland birds, and a host of non-game wildlife species. Very few mountain frontage properties of this caliber become available in the region, making this a unique opportunity to own a small piece of paradise and live the tranquil western lifestyle which so many desire.
Edjumar Ranch is approximately 806 total acres, with 686 deeded and another 120 acres of BLM lands, situated at the base of the Bighorn Mountains. The ranch is located at the “end of the road” via a well maintained county road, just minutes from the charming western community of Buffalo, Wyoming. The ranch has a diversity of habitat including irrigated meadows, foothills grasslands, cottonwood riparian forest, and ponderosa pine forest. French Creek, a perennial stream originating in the Bighorn Mountains above the ranch, meanders through the ranch property for approximately ½ mile. The very south end of the ranch, the BLM lease, is bordered by U.S. Highway 16, heading west out of Buffalo into the Bighorn National Forest. The elevation of the ranch ranges from approximately 5,300 to 6,400 ft.
The ranch is located approximately six miles west of Buffalo and 35 miles south of Sheridan, Wyoming. Buffalo is a picturesque western town of approximately 4,600 people, with excellent schools, healthcare facilities, 18-hole golf course, restaurants and shopping. Sheridan is the nearest larger scale city, with a much broader selection of shopping amenities, commercial airport, college, VA hospital, and social activities, such as polo, arts, equestrian events, professional rodeo, and world-class golf. Edjumar Ranch is located within minutes of the Bighorn National Forest, providing limitless outdoor recreational activities like hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, ATV riding, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and sight-seeing.
The improvements are located at ranch headquarters and are generally older and modest, but well maintained and very functional. Ranch headquarters is situated along French Creek, with towering cottonwood trees providing privacy and shade during the summer months. The main house is approximately 2,992 sq. ft. in size, with 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The balance of improvements includes a small guest cabin, detached garage, horse barn and small livestock paddock, livestock barn with stalls and utility shed. There is also a functional swimming pool located adjacent to the main house that has generally been utilized annually by the current owners.
Annual precipitation ranges from 16-20”, with most of the precipitation occurring during spring and again in fall months. Winters can often be relatively snow free with occasional accumulations that generally melt off relatively quickly. Winter temperatures average 30-45 F for highs with lows in teens and lower 20s F. Summers are mild with occasional cooling summer showers, with highs generally in the 80s F. The east slope of the Bighorns is known as a generally mild climate, great for wildlife and raising livestock.
The Edjumar Ranch is unique in that it provides a variety of recreational opportunities on the property, including big game hunting, upland bird hunting, and stream fishing.
The ranch is located in very close proximity to the Bud Love Wildlife Habitat Unit and Big Game Winter Range, attracting free-ranging herds of elk, mule deer, pronghorn, and white-tailed deer to the area, including the ranch. Deer and pronghorn inhabit the ranch year-round, with elk using the ranch seasonally. The diversity of habitat on the ranch also provides good upland bird habitat, supporting wild populations of Merriams’ turkey, pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse, and blue grouse in the conifer habitat at upper elevations.
French Creek is a perennial stream, originating from the high peaks in the Bighorn Mountains above the ranch. The stream supports wild trout populations, including rainbow and brook trout, providing good opportunities for stream fishing on the ranch.
Other opportunities are located within minutes of the Bighorn National Forest, providing limitless outdoor recreational activities like hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, ATV riding, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and sight-seeing.
The ranch has historically been operated as a well-balanced agricultural operation, with good water rights, irrigated lands and great foothills pasture lands. The ranch would be well suited as a horse operation or small cattle operation, with a potential hay base and pasture lands to support those ventures. Livestock water sources include wells, stream, and a small reservoir, with cross-fencing to allow for rotational grazing to augment pasture management.
The conservation value of Edjumar Ranch is substantial, with opportunity for a buyer to explore long-term conservation and protection of the inherent resources and values of the lands, while potentially realizing significant tax incentives. The Buffalo/Sheridan area has numerous ranch holdings that participate in conservation easements, which is attractive to conservation buyers and those stewards that wish to see open spaces and traditional agricultural practices sustained for years to follow.