Situated at the end of the Laramie Mountain Range, Rocking Chair Springs Ranch has 11,911 deeded acres bordering the Medicine Bow National Forest, and it is conveniently located along I-80. This property boasts a newer cabin, magnificent mountain views and numerous building sites. The ranch is well watered with numerous springs, five windmills, several ponds and creeks with a scenic waterfall. These water resources are adequate livestock, and they also provide opportunities for the trout fishing enthusiast. Rocking Chair Springs Ranch offers quality elk hunting in Wyoming with a large resident herd living on the ranch year-round. Mule deer and Pronghorn antelope are also found in good numbers, and the ranch qualifies for landowner licenses for all three species. The diverse terrain of lower open grasslands, brushy ridges and draws, creek bottoms, canyons, and higher elevations with stands of heavy timber and aspen groves make Rocking Chair Springs Ranch a magnet for big game.
Conveniently located 12 miles southeast of Laramie, Wyoming, and 30 miles west of Cheyenne, Rocking Chair Springs Ranch is two hours north of Denver, Colorado. The ranch enjoys year round access via the northern boundary from a service road on the south side of Interstate 80 and the southern boundary by County Road 222/Hermosa Road. Laramie is the county seat of Albany County and is home of the University of Wyoming. With a population of approximately 30,816 in Laramie and approximately 36,438 in Albany County, this charming western town is supported by local industries such as ranching, education, recreation, tourism, oil and gas, logging and government. The Laramie Regional Airport is located nearly 15 miles from the ranch providing commercial air service by Great Lakes Aviation with three daily flights connecting through Denver International Airport.
The ranch provides good water sources for the resident wildlife as well as the cattle operation. There are several ponds, numerous springs, 4 small creeks (one with a scenic waterfall) and 5 windmills. Although not primarily used for fishing, the resources could certainly be used to develop and enhance fishing opportunities.
Albany County abounds with recreation including fishing, hunting, golfing, rodeos, horseback riding, camping, hiking, rock climbing, biking, snow skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. Jacoby Golf Course is located east of the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, and the Laramie Country Club offers a 9-hole course. For the skiing enthusiast, the Snowy Range Ski Area lies 35 miles west of Laramie and provides downhill skiing and many other winter activities.
Without question this is one of the best Wyoming elk hunting properties of its kind. A ranch with trophy hunting of this quality within minutes of a major town is truly a rare find. The ranch is home to a spectacular year round herd of elk that is the envy of all hunters and wildlife enthusiasts in the area. The elk are the main focus of the ranch, but there are quality Mule deer and antelope as well as Black bears and mountain lions. Wild turkeys were recently stocked a few miles away, and there is now a limited quota season. With the wildlife habitat already in place, it is only a matter of time before turkeys also call this ranch home.
A charming 896 sqft log cabin sits on the northeast corner with 1 bath and a loft that was built in 2005. The large deck offers a wildlife viewing area and a place to enjoy picturesque sunrises and sunsets. There is a small spring-fed pond next to the cabin that is the source of Dale Creek. Utilize the cabin as a weekend getaway, a home base during hunting season, or a quaint home for two. Use the cabin as a guesthouse and build a main residence on one of the spectacular building sites the ranch has to offer. There are two older cabins that are used as cow camps during the summer months. Fences and cross-fences have been built for convenience, and there are variations between the locations of the existing fence lines and the legal description.
With nearby amenities including hotels, fine dining and commercial air service, Rocking Chair Springs Ranch enjoys magnificent mountain views and abundant recreation. The water resources are a great benefit for livestock, wildlife, and they also provide opportunities for the trout fishing enthusiast. Home to the best of the best elk hunting in Wyoming, ranch’s diverse terrain with stands of heavy timber and aspens make Rocking Chair Springs Ranch a magnet for big game.