J. Vercimak Ranch

Lyman, Wyoming (Uinta County)
$2,250,000
315 +/- Total Acres

Gorgeous historical ranch owned by the same family since 1923 with irrigated hay pastures and grazing ground just 3 miles from Lyman, WY.

Irrigated hayland ranch with historic water rights
Featuring
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  • 315 total acres within 2 Tracts – Tract 1 (NE)  158.93 acres and Tract 2 (SW)  156.07 acres
  • Combined 305 acres of irrigated hayland and irrigated pasture 
  • 10 acres of Farmstead consisting of numerous outbuildings, a home, and shop.  Some of the outbuildings are historical and represent the time period in which this property was homesteaded.
  • Irrigation water rights for 320 acres delivered through Twin Butttes Canal Company (16 shares, 2.28 CFS) and Fort Bridger Canal Company (1 share, 2.28 CFS) with 348.8 acre feet of storage water assigned under 100% appropriation years. 
  •  Historical Schoolhouse built in 1900 as part of Uinta School District #4
  • 3.1 miles west from Lyman WY, 120 miles northeast from Salt Lake City UT, 403 miles northwest from Denver CO

 

Introduction
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Welcome to J. Vercimak Ranch, this unofficial Centennial Ranch is a source of pride for the family which has owned it since 1923. The emotion felt by seeing the historical structures throughout the property which helped the family live through the Great Depression are reminiscent of hard times. The 10 acres of farmstead consist of multiple outbuildings, a home, and shop. Additionally, a historic schoolhouse that was built in 1900 as part of Uinta School District #4 sits on the property. The ranch sits 3 miles west of Lyman, Wyoming in Uinta County with two tracts consisting of 315 acres. Come see the beauty and opportunity that sits at J. Vercimak Ranch.

Lay of the Land
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The Lyman Locale:

  • Lyman, Wyoming sits in Uinta County
  • 2020 US Census shows the county population as 20,450
  • The south and west boundaries of the county are along the Utah border
  • It’s county seat is Evanson

Geography of Uinta County:

  • The county has a total area of 2,088 square miles, of which 2,081 miles are land and 6.3 square miles are water
  • Uinta County is the second-smallest county in Wyoming by area
  • National protected area: Wasatch National Forest
  • State protected areas: Fort Bridger State Historic Site and Bear River State Park
  • Major Highways: interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 189
  • Adjacent Counties: Lincoln County (WY), Rich County (UT), Summit County (UT), Sweetwater County (WY)
  • National protected area: Wasatch National Forest
  • State protected areas: Fort Bridger State Historic Site and Bear River State Park
  • Major Highways: Interstate 80 and U.S Highway 189
  • Adjacent Counties: Lincoln County (WY), Rich County (UT), Summit County (UT), Sweetwater County (WY)

History:

Established on December 1, 1869, by the Wyoming Territory legislature, Uinta County initially held its temporary seat at Fort Bridger. Originally spanning the entire western border of Wyoming, encompassing even Yellowstone National Park, the county derived its name from the prominent Uinta Mountains in Utah, visible from various vantage points within the county. Notably, the county’s boundaries underwent a significant change in 1911 when Lincoln County was formed, carving out the northern portion of Uinta County and defining its present-day limits

The adjacent Blacks Fork River, crucial for supplying water to the J. Vercimak Ranch, derives its name from Arthur Black, a trapper employed by the Ashley/Henry Company in 1824. In 1843, renowned mountain man Jim Bridger, along with his partner Louis Vasquez, established a trading post on the Blacks Fork, situated west of present-day Lyman and later recognized as Fort Bridger. This post swiftly gained popularity as a key waypoint along the Oregon and California trails, eventually serving as the departure point for the Mormon Trail, diverging from the other two and leading toward Utah.

Climate:

Lyman, WY has a semi-arid climate characterized by mild temperatures and low precipitation levels. Summers are generally warm and dry with temperatures often reaching upwards of 90°F while winters are cold and relatively dry. Precipitation is infrequent throughout the year, with only around 10 inches annually on average. While snowfall can occur during the winter months, it tends to be lighter than in nearby areas. In general, the climate in Lyman is temperate and pleasant with plenty of sunshine throughout the year.

  • 9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
  • 40 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
  • Average 223 sunny days per year in Lyman. The US average is 205 sunny days.
  • On average, 64 days of precipitation per year

Economy:

Uinta County, WY employs 9,710 people with the largest industries including health care, social assistance, retail trade, educational services. The highest paying industries are mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction, agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining, and utilities.

The principal agricultural operations in the area consist of livestock grazing (cattle and sheep) and crop production. Most operations are dependent on federal grazing privileges for summer grazing for a year-round operation. Cropland in the area is basically segregated into meadow hay ground and alfalfa cropland.

Ranch Attributes
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The ranch consists of 315 acres on two tracts of agricultural land located about 3 miles west of Lyman, Wyoming.

Tract 1:

  • Located in the northwest corner of section 25 T16N R115W
  • Estimates from FSA aerial maps indicate there is approximately 10 acres of farmstead area and the remainder is primarily irrigated hayland with a little irrigated pasture
  • Access to this tract is from state highway 414 which passes along the west side and County Road 234, a gravel county road, which passes along the south side.
  • This tract receives additional tail water from tract 2
  • Most of the land can be hayed, and has been used as livestock pasture the past few years
  • Topography is generally level with mild undulations typical of irrigated meadow or pasture land in the area.
  • The tract is divided into six (6) separate pastures. Improvements include an older home, bunkhouse and several outbuildings.

Tract 2:

  • Located in the southeast corner of Section 26 T16N R115W
  • All of this tract is irrigated hay land with little irrigated pasture
  • Access is from state highway 414 which passes along the east side and County Road 229, a paved county road, which passes along the north side
  • The only improvement on this tract is an old abandoned wood building
  • This tract features a large state-maintained snow fence that runs nearly the full length of the tract along the west side of the highway

Both tracts feature irrigation water from the State of Wyoming adjudicated water from the Blacks Fork River and is delivered to each tract through the Fort Bridger Canal and the land is flood irrigated. Most of the land in both tracts can be hayed, and have been used as livestock pastures the last few years. Typography of the land is generally level with mud undulations, typical of irrigated meadow or pasture land in the area.

Ranch Operations

  • The property is fenced and cross fenced allowing for rotational grazing and hay production. 

Mineral Rights

  • 100% of what Seller owns will be conveyed

Leases

  • Current haying and grazing lease will not transfer at time of conveyance.

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