MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION — Small, productive cattle ranch for sale in north central Wyoming along the western foothills of the Big Horn Mountains.


    The Springback Ranch is a small cattle ranch for sale in Wyoming and is located 9 miles northeast of Ten Sleep in northeastern Washakie County, Wyoming. Worland, the county seat, is approximately 40 miles southwest of the ranch and Cody, the gateway to Yellowstone National Park, is approximately 127 miles northwest of the property.

    From Ten Sleep, the ranch is accessed by traveling north on the Ten Sleep-Hyattville Road (County Road 54) for about 5.5 miles to the junction with County Road 78, then proceeding on County Road 78 for about 2.3 miles to the ranch entrance. The ranch headquarters are approximately 2 miles from the entrance. The ranch has excellent year-round access.


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The Springback Ranch has been operated as a small, year-around cattle ranch with a herd of approximately 68 mother cows. Supplemental feeding is required during the winter months.

Much of the fencing has been replaced with new post and wire.

The ranch is well watered with Springback Creek (North Fork of Salt Trough Creek), Brokenback Creek, Carothers Lake, and three deep wells, two of which supply domestic water to the home and barn. The creeks flow from the north to the south.

The ranch has approximately 50 irrigated acres (according to the assessor’s records); however, the current owner flood irrigates (with some use of gated pipe) approximately 74 acres. Hay is harvested once each season with a typical yield of 130± tons. Soils on the ranch are of sandy loam mixes of the Spearfish-Neville-Travessilla formation. The average annual precipitation is 11 inches, according to the NRCS. The average frost-free period is 110-130 days. The elevation ranges from 4,400’ to 5,230’ above sea level.

The property has good water rights and the various sources, which include three artesian wells, two reservoirs and Carothers Lake, provide an abundant supply of water for irrigation purposes, livestock and wildlife. Water right information is available upon request from Pearson Real Estate Co., Inc.

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The ranch headquarters lie 2 miles off County Road 78 — access from the ranch entrance is via a rock-based private road. Improvements include:

• A historic barn with loft that has been well maintained and has a new metal roof.

• An older residence (built in 1914) that has been minimally remodeled and is livable but may require future investment depending on new owner’s planned use.

• A 1,344 sq. ft. manufactured home (1999) utilized as housing for employees.

• A small (775 sq. ft.) Quonset/shop built in 1957.

• A 3-stall metal garage (1,500 sq. ft.) with concrete floor and electricity.

• A grain bin (1,000-bushel capacity) located near the barn.

Recreational Opportunities Click To View

Springback Ranch is a canyon ranch defined by limestone and (red) sandstone cliffs interspersed with lush irrigated meadows and creek bottoms that rise to sagebrush and juniper breaks making it the perfect habit for many species of wildlife.

Carothers Lake is spring-fed and covers an area of approximately 35 acres. The current owner has been renovating the lake, which is currently populated with bass, catfish and turtles. Because of the flowing spring that feeds into the lake, it may offer other fishing opportunities.

The dramatic red rock and canyon vistas invite horseback or hiking expeditions as well as fishing and hunting opportunities. Elk, mule and whitetail deer, black bears, coyotes, badgers and other small mammals as well as raptors, game birds (including pheasant and partridge), and numerous other bird species find the quiet seclusion of the ranch and surrounding area to be the perfect habitat. The ranch adjoins and is surrounded by BLM land, which opens direct accessibility to thousands of acres that can be utilized by the public for a variety of recreational activities.

The ranch is located in the following big game hunting areas: Elk Hunt Area 45, a limited quota hunt area; and Mule Deer Hunt Area 41 for resident hunters and Region R for non-resident hunters.

The Renner Wildlife Habitat Management Area is a 15,590-acre wildlife habitat management area located just northeast of the Springback Ranch. This area is co-managed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the State of Wyoming. These lands were acquired in 1979 for the purpose of providing crucial big game winter range. About 350 mule deer winter here along with about 80 elk. There is a variety of vegetation types at varying elevations from 4,000 feet to almost 8,000 feet. You will find sagebrush grasslands, mountain shrubs and ponderosa pine forests. Renner Reservoir, a 72-acre, man-made impoundment at the upper end of Ziesman Canyon, also contributes to the scenic beauty of this area. The Renner Reservoir is stocked with largemouth bass, and the fishing is good. Canada Geese, ducks, shorebirds, songbirds and many small mammals live here. Whether you hunt, fish, bird watch or like to take photographs, you will enjoy a visit to Renner. (Information taken from

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The Springback Ranch
is now being offered for $2,600,000.

Seller shall require an all cash sale.

The Seller reserves the right to effectuate a tax-deferred real estate exchange pursuant to Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder. The Buyer shall agree to cooperate and shall not incur any additional liability or expense in connection with Seller’s tax-deferred exchange.

2018 Real Estate taxes: $3,351.13

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Washakie County (population 8,533) is located in north central Wyoming, and is named after Chief Washakie of the Shoshoni Indian Tribe. Chief Washakie was a friend of the pioneers and eventually became a U.S. Army scout.  

Worland (population 5,500±), the County Seat, is located in the Big Horn Basin and continues to be an extremely stable, thriving community economically driven by farming, ranching and energy production. Various retail outlets, banks, restaurants, equipment dealers, churches and commercial air service make it a well-rounded marketing center.

The small ranching community of Ten Sleep (population 260) is a true example of western lifestyle. Located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains, the area is rich in fertile soil and waterways which make it perfect for raising cattle and sheep.

 Travelers are welcome and greeted with friendly smiles. Area residents maintain an atmosphere which exemplifies a genuine western experience. Ten Sleep got its name by being ten sleeps (nights) between the Great Sioux Camps and the Platte River to the south, and the northern camp located near Bridger, Mont.

The area is full of history and is recognized as being the site of many historic battlegrounds between Indian tribes and the white man. Located a few miles south of Ten Sleep is the famous site of the Spring Creek Raid. Here, cattle ranchers and sheep herders fought a bloody battle over grazing rights that eventually led to the end of the bitter rivalry.
Scenic wonders ranging from mountain ranges, canyon and pure mountain streams and lakes are everywhere. Expect to see abundant sightings of elk, moose, deer and other forest creatures.

To the southwest of Ten Sleep, Castle Gardens present unusual stone caricatures of animals, castles and other objects of interest. The Ten Sleep experience is timeless and terrific.

Above information taken from the Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce site at:

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