Near Cody, Wyoming and nestled in the heart of the Big Horn Basin and located just north of Heart Mountain, the Z Lazy 3 Ranch is comprised of 122+/- productive acres with a newly remodeled ranch style home. This diversified operation can be utilized as irrigated hay farm or a livestock operation with an intensive grazing system, or a combination of both. A newly remodeled three-bedroom home completes this outstanding farm property.

The Z Lazy 3 Ranch is a diverse operation with an outstanding set of water rights with a nice balance of irrigated hayground and pasture and a working set of improvements. Within a short commute to Powell, Wyoming, this ranching operation would make a nice addition to an existing operation or a great stand-alone property.

Broker(s): Jacque Zurcher


The Z Lazy 3 Ranch is located centrally located between Powell, Wyoming (14 miles, 12 minutes) and Cody, Wyoming (18 miles, 21 minutes.) The Powell school district provides bus service to the ranch and runs down Lane 11 for student pickup.

Powell, Wyoming is considered the “friendly spot” whether your visiting friends and family, shopping, on vacation, or looking to relocate. Nestled in the Big Horn Basin of northwest Wyoming, surrounded by the Prior and Absaroka Mountain ranges, Powell is a recreational paradise with many big town amenities. The Park County School District #1 encompasses a large geographical area and includes Powell, Clark, Garland and Ralston. The District operates with seven schools, which include Clark Elementary School, Parkside Elementary School, Southside Elementary School, Westside Elementary School, Powell Middle School, Powell High School, and Shoshone Learning Center. Powell Wyoming High School is ranked 3rd in the State of Wyoming based on ACT assessments, graduation rates and college readiness. Current K-12 enrollment is 1,700+ students.

Cody Wyoming is considered “one of the best small towns in America” and is just 50 miles from Yellowstone National Park’s east gate and 85 miles from the northeast gate. Cody was created with the help of Buffalo Bill Cody and still retains that western charm and flair. Enjoy the many adventures in Cody by visiting the Buffalo Bill center of the West Museum, or hope the Cody Trolley tour, attend the Cody Nite Rodeo and Dan Miller’s Music review. Cody is county seat of Park County, Wyoming.


The Z3 Ranch offers 122+/- acres, with 70 acres under pivot, with the balance of 50 acres of ground irrigated by gated pipe and irrigation tubes. Each irrigated field is also fenced for cattle operations and watering systems are in place for year round water for grazing livestock. A T-L pivot features a stand of sanfoin with an average production of 5.5T per year with residue grazing; the second fenced field is a 15-acre field with gated pipe with a clover and grass stand; the last field is a 35-acre clover and grass field with a combination of gated pipe and tubes with these two fields producing approximately 2T per acre of hay. Up to three cuttings per year can be taken off of the irrigated fields.


The current owner has run this operation as a combination hay farm/cattle ranch. During the summer months, the irrigated ground is utilized for hay production and from October through April, cattle are brought in to graze residue. New fencing completes the three-pasture/field rotation for a very diversified farm/ranch. The operation could easily be converted to a year round operation with grazing one or two of the pastures and producing hay on the remaining field.


Northwest Wyoming and Yellowstone Country is renowned for a natural gathering place for wildlife. Deer, moose, mountain sheep, elk, grizzly bears, black bears, eagles and more can all be found in the Northwest Wyoming corridor and can be found just minutes from Z Lazy 3 Ranch. Buffalo Bill Dam, Big Horn Lake, and the Shoshone River provide the angler with premier fisheries. And just a short distance away, is the gateway to Yellowstone National Park with unlimited hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.


The Heart Mountain Irrigation district provides 382.36 ac/ft on 121.44 acres and transfers with the sale of the Z Lazy 3 Ranch. (The ac/ft is based on snowfall and spring runoff, and may vary from year to year.) Irrigation water is available and utilized from April 20 through October 15. The Heart Mountain Irrigation water assessment for 2017 was $2,853 with electric costs running between $250/$350 per month.

The Heart Mountain Irrigation District is comprised of 31,120 irrigable acres north of the Shoshone River from Cody, Wyoming to about seven miles north of Ralston, Wyoming. The Heart Mountain Canal provides water for the Heart Mountain division. The canal begins at the inlet to the Shoshone River Siphon, which spans the river below the Shoshone Canyon conduit outlet; the canal has an initial capacity of 914 cubic feet per second and a length of about 28 miles. About 140 miles of distribution laterals and 145 miles of open and closed drains also serve the Heart Mountain division. The facility was built by the Bureau of Reclamation in the late 1940’s with water deliveries starting in the early 1950’s. Around 1960 the operation and maintenance was turned over to the Heart Mountain Irrigation District. (From Heart Mountain Irrigation District Website.)

A private well drilled in 2002 with a depth of 210’ services the house and corrals (4W- 147308 Sinder#1). NRCS has approved cost share on an additional well for livestock water and the cost share is transferable to new owner.

MINERAL RIGHTS: Seller will transfer any owned mineral rights.


The Z Lazy 3 Ranch offers the following improvements:
• A completely remodeled three-bedroom, one-bath home with new appliances, new flooring, and new kitchen cabinets. An open floor plan optimizes the central living space.
• 1,056 square foot detached garage
• Corrals with heated waterer
• Approximately two miles of new barbed wire fence
• Approximately 1/8 mile pipe fence/working corrals with heated waterer
• 8 tower 2010 T-L pivot

TAXES: $2,592/year


The Z Lazy 3 Ranch is a diverse operation with an outstanding set of water rights with a nice balance of irrigated hayground and pasture and a working set of improvements. Within a short commute to Powell, Wyoming, this ranching operation would make a nice addition to an existing operation or a great stand-alone property.

Jacque Zurcher is agent owner for Z Lazy 3 Ranch