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Hardknocks Ranch

Wyoming Washakie County - Tensleep
$22,500,000 Total Acres 6,820.00+/-
Deeded Acres 6,000.00+/-
Leased Acres 820+/-
Status Sold

Property Summary



Property Summary


This is an extremely rare offering located in the heart of Wyoming at the end of the road, yet with excellent access. The ranch has been privately held for many years and has never been seen before except by family and privileged guests.

There are roughly ten miles of incredible trout fishery supporting fish ranging in size from 12 inches to 15 pounds. The creeks on the ranch are fed by springs originating at 8,900 feet in elevation before traveling throughout the property and confluence to form Little Canyon Creek. The naturally occurring spring creeks offer consistent temperatures and balanced pH for fish habitats and biodiversity in food and consistent flows throughout the year.

The Hardknocks Ranch presents a buyer with unlimited recreational opportunities and provides the ideal cover and habitat needed for outstanding 400-class elk, 180-class whitetail, 200-class mule deer, trophy antelope, pheasant, chukar, partridge, grouse, ducks, turkeys, lions, bears, bobcats and everything else wild spread over 6,000 deeded acres plus 820 +/- acres of state of Wyoming lease land.

There are no artificial features on the ranch other than the modest but adequate improvements, access roads, spring developments, ponds, and streambed enhancements. The main home is situated at the base of Little Canyon Creek next to a large instream pond. From the deck of the home, there is a view of a magnificent waterfall with native trout, some upwards of 15 pounds. There are five additional cabins located throughout the property to accommodate guests, hunters, and anglers.

The ranch has been thoughtfully improved with over 70 miles of roads suitable for ATVs and vehicles to allow access to all ends of the ranch.



  • 6,000 +/- deeded acres, complemented by 820 +/- acres of State of Wyoming lease acres
  • 6 cabins located across the ranch, a large equipment shop with a game cooler, and over 70 miles of improved roads through the property
  • 10 miles of private spring creek fishing on Little Canyon Creek, the North Fork of Little Canyon Creek and the Middle Fork of Little Canyon Creek
  • Located 22 miles south of Ten Sleep, WY on the wet face of the Bighorn Mountains
  • An abundance of wildlife, endless fishery resources, and recreational opportunities



The Hardknocks Ranch is located approximately 22 miles southeast of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, on the western slope of the Bighorn Mountains. The ranch can be accessed year-round by Highway 434 south of Ten Sleep to Big Trails, which is then a well-maintained county road that travels along the Nowood River until you reach the main entrance on the west end of the ranch on the valley floor. The ranch can also be accessed from Dry Farm Road which runs east and west to the north of the ranch which is accessed via two separate easements. The ranch is also bounded on the east by Hazelton County Road. The nearest commercial air service is available in Sheridan, Cody, Casper, and Billings with daily flights to Denver, CO, and Salt Lake City, UT.

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