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Cottonwood Canyon Ranch

Property Details

The Cottonwood Canyon Ranch is expansive, cascading from high country meadows and timber in the Big Horn Mountains through deep canyons and well-sodded mesas to irrigated fields adjacent to the Big Horn River. This legacy property encompasses nearly 50,000 acres that include Forest Service, BLM, and State of Wyoming grazing leases that complement the 1,900 +/- acres of deeded range and farm ground. With sufficient hay production and summer grazing, the the seller represents a carrying capacity of 400 animal units year around. Historically qualifying for landowner tags the property holds abundant wildlife including elk, deer, antelope, game birds, and the occasional

Features

  • 50,000 acres with deeded, state, BLM, and Forest Service
  • 2 Farms with irrigated hay production
  • Land owner elk tags, moose, deer, antelop, mountain lion
  • Big Horn Mountains, Canyons, and River Bottom

Location

East from Lovell, Wyoming on Highway 14A the first farm is on the north side of the road before the bridge. Crossing the bridge headed east the ranch is the expanse of checker board ownership on both sides of the highway headed up the mountain. The Forest Service allotment can be accessed from Medicine Wheel Road or Cottonwood Canyon.

Recreational Opportunities

The Ranch presents a buyer with unlimited recreational opportunities and would make an excellent base camp for an outfitter operation. Antelope, mule deer, moose, and elk are on the property and it has historically qualified for land-owner tags. The farm ground and access to public live water provide ideal habitat for game birds. The vast expanses of the Big Horn Mountains can be explored by snow machine in the winter and ATV in the summer. Several deep canyons hold the secrets of ages and provide unparalleled beauty.

Broker Comments

The Cottonwood Canyon Ranch was once originally part of the Bischoff Ranch and consists of six blocks of non-contiguous deeded land totaling 1,909 +/- acres within a larger ranch boundary connected by BLM, State, and Forest Service leases. The Bush Farm is the only parcel not adjacent to leased land and lies west of the Yellowtail Reservoir Causeway along highway 14a. The rest of the deeded parcels lie east of the Yellowtail Reservoir and include the Five Springs Farm near the Big Horn River, the Wilcox Place at the base of the mountain, and 160 acres of mountain pasture.