This premier northeastern Wyoming ranch is located in a picturesque setting southwest of Sundance. The ranch combines live water and unparalleled privacy, with an impressive Black Hills landscape, excellent wildlife habitat, and incredible views.
Property and Current Operation:
1,623.96 ± deeded acres
40.00 ± acre State of Wyoming Grazing Lease
1,663.96 ± total acres
The ranch has historically been leased for summer livestock grazing of pairs or yearlings. The property is also enjoyed as a family retreat where many wonderful days have been spent exploring the countryside and watching wildlife.
Numerous water sources are distributed throughout the property. Houston Creek, with year round live water, runs along the southwesterly boundary of the ranch with ¾ of a mile of creek bottom. Other creeks include Spring Creek, Little Houston Creek, and the South Fork of Little Houston Creek. Other water resources include two solar water wells, four reservoirs and one undeveloped spring.
This private setting has incredibly diverse terrain ranging from the riparian areas along the creeks to hidden valleys, secluded draws, high plateaus with never-ending views and rugged wooded hills. The hills are covered with ponderosa pine forest intermingled with quaking aspen, cedar, and bur oak trees. Rolling meadows and creek bottoms with lush vegetation lead to open parks edged with trees and to concealed canyon lands, which provides secluded habitat for game to thrive. A good trail system runs throughout the ranch connecting the higher hills to the valley areas. Elevations range from 4,440 to 4,880 feet above sea level.
The majority of the ranch does not have any covenants. A 70 acre portion of the ranch that lays in Bear Lodge Hills Subdivision does have covenants.
With the combination of live water, seclusion, plentiful cover and feed, the wildlife habitat is tremendous. The area is home to Mule Deer, Elk, Wild Turkey, and trophy Whitetail Deer. You’ll also find Beaver, Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Bobcats, Mountain Lion, Coyote, and Fox. The ranch is currently in a general elk hunt area.
Location & Access:
The ranch is situated in a picturesque Black Hills setting between Sundance and Keyhole Reservoir. There are two separate entrances into the property. On the east side, access is via Bear Claw Trail and on the west side via a private access easement. It’s approximately 11 miles to Sundance, WY; 57 miles to Gillette, WY; and 45 miles to Spearfish, SD.