The Hall Ranch is located in Albany County, Wyoming about 45 miles north of Laramie. The ranch consists of 21,300+/- acres with over 17,000 acres deeded. Highlighted by over 15 miles of Rock Creek traversing through the ranch, there are over 2200-acre of irrigated and sub-irrigated creek bottomlands with good water rights. The Hall Ranch has been owned by the same family for nearly 70 years and well developed with fences, pastures and hayfields. The property is a fine working ranch with added benefit of mule deer and antelope hunting opportunity.
A long-time family owned ranch supporting a large sized cattle operation providing economics, infrastructure and amenities for today’s ranch buyer. This ranch is well-balanced with excellent water resources including substantial live water allowing for stable forage production.
Broker(s): John Stratman
The property lies is in the heart of the Laramie Plains and just a few miles northeast of Rock River off of US Highway 30 and along the Fort Fetterman Road, a year-round gravel surfaced county road. Laramie, WY is 45 miles to the south of the ranch. The property is all in one block and the Fort Fetterman Road bisects the property giving it excellent access. The headquarters lie along Rock Creek and offer a beautiful ranch setting with a view of Elk Mountain and the Snowy Range to the southwest. A secondary set of improvements lie on the north end of the ranch and facilitate summer grazing and haying operations.
The town of Rock River has some basic necessities, along with a great school K-12, church, fire department and wonderful neighbors. The town of Laramie, Wyoming (population 32,000) is a thriving community, established in 1873, long before the territory was officially added to the Union as the great state of Wyoming. Laramie is a historic place for the Equality State, as the first woman in the world to cast a vote as an equal did so in Laramie in 1870. The city has a small town feel while still offering plenty of necessary amenities, and the state capitol, Cheyenne, is only 45 miles east.
The home of the University of Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls, Laramie has a presence of over 10,000 students. This adds a youthful feel to the city, where exciting sporting, educational, cultural events are held. The local recreation center, ice arena and Laramie Plains Civic Center offer events as well, and Laramie has over 20 city parks for outdoor recreation. Medicine Bow National Forest and the Snowy Range are close by, and Snowy Range offers a local skiing area. The fantastic skiing at Steamboat, Colorado is just a two- and half-hour drive away.
Laramie boasts numerous museums as well, such as the University of Wyoming Anthropology Museum and Geology Museum. The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, which at one point imprisoned the famed Butch Cassidy, offers tours and educational events, while the American Heritage Center boasts extensive archives, with over 40,000 books and documents, stretching back to medieval times.
The Hall Ranch consists of 21,322 +/- total acres with 17,182+/- acres deeded, 2,540+/- acres Bureau of Land Management and 1,600+/- acres State of Wyoming. The ranch is owner estimated to carry 900 cow units, more or less, depending upon management and mature cow size. State of Wyoming and Bureau of Land Management costs are about $5,000.
Domestic water is provided by electric wells and stock water is provided by wells, reservoirs and live water resources. The irrigation water rights are all from Rock Creek and well positioned in appropriation dates for Rock Creek. 640 acres of the rights are in the Pierce Reservoir-Bosler Ditch company. (A tabulation of the water rights is available upon request.)
The original owner’s home, a trailer house and a modular home are present at the headquarters together with a shop and extensive barn and corral systems. Another set of improvements located in the northern portion of the ranch provides a useable home, barn, shop and working corrals. The building improvements are functional and appropriate for this working ranch operation. The ranch is cross fenced into over 25 pastures allowing for operational rotation programs to best utilize and manage the forage production.
RECREATION & HISTORIC ATTRIBUTES
The ranch is blessed with a plethora of wildlife including mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, coyotes and other native species of small game, waterfowl and raptors. Offering evidence of Indian heritage, one can find evidence of teepee rings as well as arrowheads on the property. The historic site of Old Rock Creek is located on the ranch with remnants of this old rail town still visible.
The Hall Ranch offers a long-time family owned ranch to support a large sized cattle operation providing economics, infrastructure and amenities for today’s ranch buyer. The benefits of owning land in Wyoming should not be overlooked. With a conservative philosophy and strong natural resource base, the state has a strong financial situation which allows for low property taxes and zero state income tax. The Hall Ranch offers a well-balanced ranch with excellent water resources including substantial live water allowing for stable forage production.
Cooperative Marketing with James Rinehart, Western United Realty.