Working ranch for sale near Thermopolis in Hot Springs County, Wyoming.
- Located 5 miles northwest of Thermopolis, Wyoming in Hot Springs County.
- 5,099.7 acres of productive pastureland.
- Owner-rated at 110-125 mother cows + replacements.
- Situated in scenic red hill country.
The Painted Hills Ranch offers private country living with scenic views of the surrounding red hill country as well as 5,099.7± acres of productive pastureland.
The property lies east of Cedar Ridge, a scenic red hills formation. Owl Creek bisects the main BLM grazing lands from the deeded lands. Comprised of 5,099.7 acres total, the ranch is owner-rated at 110 to 125 mother cows plus replacements. Approximately 120 acres, including 65 acres of State land, are flood irrigated meadows. Owl Creek, two wells and approximately 6 miles of buried water lines provide good water sources for both livestock and wildlife.
The southeastern tip of the ranch adjoins the town of Thermopolis and the Thermopolis Legion Golf Course, which offers typical town amenities including two grocery stores, restaurants, a school system (K-12) and medical facilities.
Thermopolis is home to Hot Springs State Park, which is well-known for its natural healing hot springs. The park has a free bath house where the water is maintained at 104 degrees for therapeutic bathing. Considered a full-service park with comfort stations, swimming pools, hiking trails, fishing, and a boat ramp the park is also home to a small herd of bison.
Painted Hills Ranch is a working ranch for sale near Thermopolis in Hot Springs County, Wyoming.
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2,380.00± Acres Deeded
1,945.00± Acres BLM
621.70± Acres State Lease
153.00± Acres Private Lease
5,099.7± Acres Total
The Painted Hills Ranch is comprised of four pastures and irrigated meadows. Owl Creek flows from west to east and is the source of irrigation water and stock water. The ranch lies east of the highway and is accessed off a two-lane surfaced highway. There is a private all-weather graveled road leading to the headquarters, which includes a mobile home, a large metal shop, a historic homestead, an older set of working corrals, and a calving shed.
The ranch has territorial water rights and 1903 water rights from Owl Creek. Soils are primarily loam in the Haverdad Loam Formation.
The BLM allotment is comprised of approximately 1,945 acres rated at 268 AUMs. The major portion of these grazing lands are located north of Owl Creek.
The State land is comprised of 621.7 acres rated at 257 AUMs; its southern boundary runs along Owl Creek.
There is a 153-acre private lease (see map).
Stock water is pumped from a well at headquarters into 11 watering tanks that are strategically placed throughout the property.
The average annual precipitation is 10” to 12” according to the NRCS. The average frost-free period is 110-130 days. The elevation on the ranch ranges from 4,580’ to 4,900’ above sea level.
Two water storage tanks that provide water to and are owned by the Town of Thermopolis, are located in the southwest corner of the ranch. The ranch has been allotted 10 taps off of these tanks with a fee of $450 per tap, the same as within the city limits.
Wildlife found on the ranch and in the surrounding area includes mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, pheasants and chukars. Landowner hunting permits are available. The property is located in Mule Deer Hunt Area 127 and Antelope Hunt Area 83. The northern portion of the ranch has direct access to public lands.
Improvements on the ranch include a 2011 mobile home (16’ x 76’) on a concrete pad, a 3,200 sq. ft. metal shop (40’ x 80’ x 12’) built in 1995 with electrical power, a historic homestead, an older set of working corrals and a calving shed.