Box Elder Spring Ranch

Chugwater , Wyoming | Platte County | 1178 Acres

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The Box Elder Spring Ranch is a pristine cow/calf facility featuring rolling grass pastures, seven stock tanks, and a clean, efficient array of improvements. The property spans a continuous 1,178± acres, divided into seven pastures for rotational grazing.

The Box Elder Spring Ranch consists of 1,178+/- contiguous deeded acres with high-quality, native, and improved grasses which yield good weight gains on calves.
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The Box Elder Spring Ranch consists of 1,178+/- contiguous deeded acres with high-quality, native, and improved grasses which yield good weight gains on calves. The property is fenced and cross-fenced into seven pastures. The fences are 4 and 5-wire barbed wire on wood and steel posts and are in good condition. All the pastures are well-watered with seven tanks tied into two wells and the house well. The corrals have two automatic waterers. The Box Elder Spring is a year-round live spring which is in the east portion of the ranch. The elevation varies between 5,150 t0 5,250 feet above sea level.

The Box Elder Spring Ranch is owner-rated at 50 cow/calf pairs with supplemental winter feeding. The owner has also run six head of horses year-round. The ranch is cross fenced into seven pastures for flexible management and efficient grazing rotation.

Water resources are a strong consideration for any western ranch and the Box Elder Spring Ranch has the Box Elder Spring, which is a reliable year-round water source along with one domestic well, two stock wells and seven livestock tanks that allow for appropriate utilization of the feed resources.

The pride of ownership is evident in this well-maintained ranch. The Box Elder Spring Ranch features a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home with an open concept layout. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and an island with a raised countertop. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen. The rooms are spacious with large windows that allow for natural light. The living room is carpeted and has a gas fireplace. The home has an office, metal roof, outdoor patio, and an oversized attached 2-car garage.

The 30’ x 40’ barn features tongue and groove walls, tie racks with feed bunks, and a nice sized tack room. The horse corrals are pipe with steel windbreaks.

The 3,280 sq. ft. Quonset hut is insulated with a cement floor, electricity, 14’ overhead door with an opener and a walk-through door.

The 2,304 sq. ft. pole barn has a dirt floor, electricity, a 10’ overhead door with an opener, a sliding barn door, two walk-through doors and several windows for natural light.  There is a lean-too on the east side of the barn that leads to the pipe cattle working pens. There are six sorting pens with an alley.

The Box Elder Spring Ranch is located 14 miles northeast of Chugwater, Wyoming on a good county road with year-round access. To the northeast lies Wheatland, Wyoming (38 miles) and to the south is Cheyenne, Wyoming (60 miles). The area’s largest livestock market is northeast at Torrington, Wyoming (45 miles).

Wildlife includes mule deer, antelope, coyotes, bobcats, and upland game birds can be seen frequenting the pastures on the Box Elder Spring Ranch. The property is in Elk Ares 3. Please see the Wyoming Game and Fish website at for more information.

Nearby recreation sites include Grayrocks Reservoir, Glendo Reservoir, and the Laramie Mountain range.