Legacy Ranches and Fine Sporting Properties

T Bar T Ranch

Sheridan, Wyoming (Sheridan County)
$6,800,000Sold
1,800 +/-

The 1,800 acre T Bar T Ranch near historical Sheridan, Wyoming, represents a truly extraordinary “end of the road” recreational ranch at the base of the Big Horn Mountains. Includes exceptional trout fishery, bountiful wildlife, stunning natural beauty, vast recreational opportunities, western history, and inherent privacy.

Featuring
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  • Big Goose Creek, a phenomenal free-stone fishery, originates in the high peaks of Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains and flows directly through the ranch for approximately two miles.
  • Elk, mule deer, and white-tailed deer, along with numerous other species of Wyoming wildlife, prosper and inhabit the ranch year-around.
  • The ranch historically was operated as a limited guest ranch and includes a very nice log home/lodge, several guest cabins, horse barn, and other functional outbuildings.
  • World class fishing and hunting, along with limitless opportunities for horseback riding, hiking, and nature photography are right out the back door.
Introduction
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The T Bar T Ranch near historical Sheridan, Wyoming, represents a truly extraordinary “end of the road” recreational ranch at the base of the Big Horn Mountains. It is the embodiment of a classic Wyoming mountain ranch with its exceptional trout fishery, bountiful wildlife, stunning natural beauty, vast recreational opportunities, western history, and inherent privacy. The ranch is approximately 1,800 total acres in size, which includes approximately 1,360 deeded acres and 440 acres of Bureau of Land Management grazing lease, all of which borders millions of acres of the Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest.

Lay of the Land
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Land Overview

The T Bar T Ranch is approximately 1,800 acres total in size (1,360 deeded and 440 BLM) and is situated at the base of the Big Horn Mountains, approximately 15 miles West of Sheridan, Wyoming. This Wyoming ranch is uniquely located directly adjacent to millions of acres of the Bighorn National Forest and hundreds of acres of Wyoming State Lands, providing unbound access to additional recreational opportunities. The ranch encompasses a diversity of Wyoming landscape and habitat types, including rolling grassland foothills, lush irrigated meadows, towering cottonwood lined riparian corridors, and vast conifer covered canyons and mountain sides. There are several small springs throughout the ranch providing natural water sources, as well as Big Goose Creek, a notable perennial stream in the region.

Improvements

The main house/lodge is of log construction and is approximately 8,300 total sq. ft. in size (includes approximately a 3,700 sq. ft. finished basement) with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The main house also has a very spacious and private back patio looking into the tranquil Wyoming cottonwood forest. There are an additional 6 cabins/guest residences on the property, all of which are fully functional, an outdoor swimming pool and changing house. All the residences are supplied with water from a single Madison well, a very clean and reliable water source. There is a very nice horse barn with several stalls and tack room and a roomy mechanics shop

Locale

The T Bar T Ranch is situated at the base of the wildlife rich and beautiful Big Horn Mountains, only minutes from the legendary western town of Sheridan, Wyoming. Sheridan vaunts an extraordinary compliment of western hospitality and cultural diversity, with fine dining, shopping, arts galleries, world-class polo, equestrian events, exceptional golf, and one of the top rated professional rodeos in the world, the Wyoming Rodeo. The Bighorn National Forest adjoins the T Bar T Ranch, providing direct access to millions of acres of additional recreational opportunities. The area is known for exceptional Wyoming big-game and upland bird hunting as well as fishing of outstanding streams and mountain lakes. Sheridan is equipped with a commercial airport with daily flights to and from Denver, Colorado. The airport is equipped with a full time FBO, with jet fueling, hanger rental, and a 5,000 ft. runway capable of accommodating most private jets.

Climate

The temperate climate of this area of Wyoming is one of the most pleasant surprises to those not familiar with the region. Annual precipitation ranges from 16-20”, with most of the precipitation occurring during spring and again in fall months. Winters are generally mild, with average lows around freezing and highs averaging 35-50° F, December through March. Summers have lows in the mid-50s and highs in the 80s F.

Sporting Features
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The area is known for exceptional Wyoming big-game and upland bird hunting as well as world renown angling, particularly for fly-fishermen on trout laden streams and lakes.

Fishing

  • Big Goose Creek, which flows through the ranch for approximately two miles, is one of the best kept fisheries in the region.
  • It is not uncommon to land 40-50 fish a day during peak fishing conditions on the ranch.
  • Fish can range in size from 13” – 22” and are predominately wild browns and rainbows.

Hunting

  • The T Bar T Ranch has been managed and fostered to provide exceptional habitat for a diversity of Wyoming wildlife species.
  • The ranch is home to wild elk, moose, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, Merriam’s turkey, sharp-tailed grouse, blue grouse, pheasant, Hungarian partridge and a host of other non-game species.
  • Elk and deer hunting on the ranch and adjacent National Forest and Wyoming State Lands regularly produce up to 350” bulls, 170” mule deer, and 140” white-tailed deer, a unique display of trophy quality not seen in many parts of the Rocky Mountain Region.
  • For the wing-shooter, the area is known for excellent hunting for sharp-tailed grouse, blue grouse, Hungarian partridge, Merriam’s turkey, and pheasant.
Ranch Attributes
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Ranch Operations

The current ranch operation includes a combination of limited livestock grazing and hay production. The current owners have implemented a conservative seasonal grazing program of approximately 60-90 pairs from May 15- Oct 15th. There are ten developed springs and another seven auto-waters, providing livestock water throughout the ranch, with ample opportunity to develop many more. There is a modest livestock handling facility (with electricity and water), including a small corral, small calving barn, and loading chute. There are good water rights for approximately 64 acres of irrigated land, producing an average of 25-30 tons of grass hay annually. Hay production could be greatly enhanced with updated field management.

Conservation Value

The T Bar T Ranch is a rare gem, a place that not many will ever have a chance to own and enjoy as it originated. The current owners have had the foresight and initiative to protect and preserve the worth and Wyoming heritage of this wonderful place, for generations to come. The ranch is currently under a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy. The purpose of the easement is not to restrict, but to rather preserve, perpetuate, and protect the intrinsic value of the Wyomingnatural ecosystems of the property, all the while continuing inherent ranch operations. It is our opinion that the value and demand of this conservation property will unquestionably appreciate, in a world of diminishing open spaces and wild places.

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