Located in southeastern Wyoming just north of the Colorado border, the Twin Mountain Ranch consists of approximately 2,130 acres with agricultural production and premier hunting for elk, mule deer and antelope. Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming are each within 30 minutes from the ranch, and Denver, Colorado is less than 2 hours away. This Wyoming ranch is accessible year-round off of a county maintained road just a few miles south of Interstate 80. With elevations ranging from 7,550’ – 8,100’ above sea level, the terrain and vegetation on the ranch varies from productive rolling grasslands to Ponderosa Pine covered hillsides providing ideal habitat for livestock and Wyoming wildlife alike. There is ample access to water for livestock and wildlife with natural reservoirs, a spring and Duck Creek, which meanders through the north end of the ranch.
The property consists of 2,130 +/- deeded acres in Laramie and Albany Counties in Wyoming with year-round access off a county maintained road just south of I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne. Wyoming’s Twin Mountains lie in the center of the ranch providing excellent cover for livestock and wildlife. With elevations ranging from approximately 7,550’ – 8,100’ above sea level the landscape and vegetation includes timbered mountainsides, rock outcroppings, mature stands of Ponderosa Pines and productive rolling grasslands. There is ample access to water for livestock and Wyoming wildlife with natural reservoirs, a spring and Duck Creek, which meanders through the north end of the ranch.
There are currently no structural improvements on the ranch providing a clean slate for future owners to personalize the property however they like. The property is perimeter fenced and does have an internal network of ranch roads.
The property is easily accessible year-round off of a county maintained road just south of Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming. From the ranch, Cheyenne, Wyoming is located approximately 25 miles to east, and Laramie, Wyoming is approximately 35 miles to the northwest. Fort Collins, Colorado is also nearby, located 45 miles to the south, and Denver and Denver International Airport are only 110 miles from the ranch. Commercial air service is also available at the Laramie Regional Airport with daily flights through Denver International Airport.
The area surrounding Twin Mountain Ranch is rich in pioneer history, and the Wyoming landscape is still mostly comprised of large cattle ranches as it was over a century ago. Both Cheyenne and Laramie Wyoming were founded in the 1860s primarily due to the construction of the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinental railroad. By the 1870s, they were home to a variety of residents, including railroad gangs, soldiers and ranchers. While the historic downtown areas remain much as they were in the late 1800s, both cities have grown with the times. With Cheyenne, Wyoming being the state capital and the state’s most populated city, and The University of Wyoming located in Laramie, both cities offer a lively atmosphere including upscale shopping, dining and entertainment.
The area is also a popular destination for a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts. The nearby Medicine Bow Forest offers four seasons of outdoor activities, and the granite formations at Vedauwoo State Park are celebrated by rock climbers around the world. Fly fishermen and rafters are also attracted to this area of Wyoming because of the Laramie River, which is known as an excellent brown trout fishery.
- Average annual precipitation: 10 inches
- January temperature: High: 32° Low: 10°
- July temperature: High: 80° Low 42°
- Days of Sunshine per year: 300+
- Wyoming’s Twin Mountain Ranch provides extremely valuable and pristine habitat for many game species including elk, mule deer and antelope, which are all prevalent on the ranch.
- The ranch is within Area 6 for elk, Area 61 for mule deer (which is within Region J with general tags available), and Area 37 for antelope.
- The ranch and surrounding area is rich with scenic beauty and endless recreational opportunities. The ranch and the thousands of acres of the nearby Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming and the Routt National Forest in Colorado offer miles of excellent trails for hiking, horseback riding and ATV use and other outdoor sporting opportunities.
- The granite formations at Vedauwoo State Park are celebrated by rock climbers around the world.
- In the summer, there is excellent white water rafting on both the Laramie and North Platte Rivers in Wyoming and on the Cache la Poudre River in Colorado. In the winter, the Snowy Range Ski Area is about 30 miles west of Laramie and offers downhill skiing and snowboarding on 27 trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert.
- The nearby Laramie River, which flows north into Wyoming from Colorado, is well known as an excellent brown trout fishery with public access, as are many of the smaller streams in both the Laramie and Snowy Mountain Ranges. There are numerous public access points both in Laramie and the surrounding National Forest.
- Just south of the ranch in Colorado, the headwaters of the Cache La Poudre River descends eastward in the mountains through both Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest before it emerges from the foothills just north of the city of Fort Collins. The Poudre River is known as an excellent brown trout fishery, but it is also home to healthy populations of rainbows, cutbows and cutthroats. There are numerous public access points, both in the national park and the surrounding national forest.
The mixture of Wyoming timbered hillsides and rolling grasslands provide excellent feed, protection and water resources for livestock and wildlife. The ranch has traditionally been utilized for summer grazing, and many of the surrounding properties are large historic ranches that are still operating as cattle ranches. Wyoming’s Twin Mountain Ranch is a highly desirable combination of a traditional working ranch and high-end sporting property.
The natural beauty of this property is evident in the pictures with the scenic views of Wyoming, rock outcroppings, rolling grasslands, numerous springs, and Duck Creek. The ranch provides all that buyers are looking for: water for wildlife and livestock, good access, premier hunting, and access to nearby public lands. This is a ranch that can be enjoyed year-round, and would also be an excellent candidate for a conservation easement.