More than twenty square miles of Wyoming’s finest elk habitat are encompassed by the Laramie Range Ranch, a pristine property situated only a few minutes from Laramie, Wyoming and but two hours from Colorado's largest city. With expansive forests and spring-fed creeks, the ranch is a true wildlife oasis in the midst of the Laramie Mountains. Thanks to its excellent habitat, Laramie Range Ranch might just be one of the finest elk hunting ranches in the country, yet also offering exciting development opportunities for exclusive ranchettes, still water fisheries and even traditional and renewable energy sources.
Set in mountainous country ranging from 7700 to 8700 feet, and having an ideal mix of lush grassland, red sandstone buttes, heavy timber and abundant water spread across its 13,751 acres (11,991 deeded), Laramie Range Ranch is pure heaven for elk. Large herds of trophy elk reside here year-round, as well as healthy herds of impressive mule deer and antelope. No public access exists through any part of the Laramie Range Ranch, making it an entirely exclusive hunting retreat. Annual landowner tags are available for elk, mule deer and antelope, and additional tags can be drawn on a yearly basis. As a result, the Laramie Range Ranch is a trophy hunting ranch of world-class stature. In addition, the ranch adjoins the Medicine Bow National Forest to the northeast, where recreational opportunities for hiking and rock climbing abound.
The exceptional hunting opportunities of the ranch are complemented by outstanding still water fishing potential. Four spring creeks and several springs could be the source of a network of ponds to support trophy trout. A few of the existing six ponds already grow rainbow trout up to several pounds. Development of fishing resources is secured by 12.54 cfs of water rights that were historically used for irrigation near the ranch's homestead.
Traditional energy development, renewable energy development, and housing development are also possibilities at the Laramie Range Ranch. Given the ranch's proximity to Interstate 80 and US 287, wind turbines could be transported and erected here relatively easily, and providing an income stream for as long as the wind blows. Oil and gas wells are located not far to the east, inviting energy exploration on the ranch as well. Superb access to highways and nearby urban areas along with expansive views, make the Laramie Range Ranch an ideal locale for exclusive ranchette development.
Alternatively, because the development potential is strong for the property, it is also an excellent candidate for a permanent conservation easement, leaving the land largely untouched and protected while providing substantial tax advantages.
The Laramie Range Ranch is mostly undeveloped and retains a wild appearance similar to when the transcontinental Union Pacific was first spiked through this country in 1869. One attractive log cabin was constructed in 2005, with a bath, fireplace and loft, and two older cabins have been utilized as cow camps elsewhere in the backcountry of the ranch. Those desiring to construct a topnotch hunting lodge will find a number of prime sites for doing so. Fencing exists throughout the ranch, and five windmills provide additional water for the ranches livestock.
The Laramie Range Ranch is directly adjacent to the Dale Creek Ranch, 7200 acres that could be combined with the Laramie Range Ranch to make a truly massive elk retreat with few peers anywhere in the West. Harrigan Land Company would be pleased to introduce you to the reality of this amazing Wyoming elk retreat that you've already been dreaming about.