T Cross Ranch
Dubois, WY - 160 Acres - $3,500,000
T Cross Ranch is a spectacular and historic 160-acre guest ranch located 15 miles north of Dubois, Wyoming. The ranch is very well-suited to a variety of uses, ranging from its existing century-old guest ranch operation to a fishing and hunting lodge, corporate retreat, a base for scientific research, artists’ and photographers’ mecca, or a family’s private getaway.
T Cross Ranch’s setting in a secluded alpine valley at 7,800 feet elevation offers breathtaking beauty and timeless magic. The property is at the edge of the largest roadless area in the lower 48 states, surrounded by the endless pine forests and open meadows, trout-rich streams and small lakes of the Shoshone National Forest. Nearby peaks of the Absaroka Range exceed 11,500 feet. The Washakie Wilderness Area extends northwest from T Cross, with Yellowstone National Park beyond. Wildlife large and small, including world-class big game animals, are abundant and often visible on and around the ranch. Wildlife enthusiasts are delighted to find elk, moose, deer, bear, wolves and even the elusive mountain lion. The area is home to the largest herd of bighorn sheep in the Rockies and several thousand elk winter in the area.
With its headwaters originating a few miles north of the ranch, Horse Creek bisects the property and is famous for its natural population of brook trout. Managed carefully over the years, this unique fishery is known for its abundant populations of brown, rainbow and most recently Yellowstone cutthroat trout. With over a mile of pristine water, the ranch offers excellent private fishing where 16 to 18-inch trout are common. Horse Creek offers exceptional wade fishing both on the property and in the surrounding National Forest. In addition, other tributaries of the Wind River are nearby and offer exciting trout fishing.
Ranch improvements include the spacious main lodge, eight guest cabins with a capacity of 35, manager’s house, office, barn, corrals, saddle house, and staff quarters. Constructed from hand-hewn logs harvested from the ranch and surrounding forest, the lodge and guest cottages are traditional log cabins built between 1918 and 1946. The authenticity and meticulous maintenance of the buildings have made T Cross the backdrop for Wells Fargo and Marlboro advertising photography shoots, as well as a favorite venue for notable western, landscape and wildlife artists. For the same reason, T Cross has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
T Cross Ranch maintains state and federal permits for use of various government resources. Water rights abundant for ranch operations are owned, as well as the physical infrastructure to use them effectively. There are long-established permits to graze livestock on the surrounding National Forest, and use of National Forest for recreation. Most unique is T Cross Ranch’s exclusive permit to maintain a hunting camp in a remote valley nearby as a destination for horseback rides or a base for hunting parties.
South of the ranch, 15 miles away, is the charming town of Dubois. Rich in western history and culture, (Butch Cassidy maintained a house here) this quaint town enjoys covered wood boardwalks and hitching rails. The rustic log buildings that line the Main Street look much as they did when the town was first settled in the late 1800s. Dubois offers a variety of dining options, shopping and museums within easy reach from the ranch. Commercial air service is approximately two hours away in either Jackson Hole or Riverton. Both airports are served by United and Frontier Airlines. Riverton is also served by Great Lakes Airlines. There is a municipal airport in Dubois with a 6,100-foot runway capable of accommodating private jet aircraft.
T Cross Ranch is a convenient base from which to visit the spectacular scenery of the Continental Divide, Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. World-class whitewater rafting is available within an hour’s drive on the famous Snake River. The variety of seasonal recreational offerings within 1 to 2-hour drive of the ranch is remarkable: “blue ribbon” fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, zip-lining, off-roading, antiquing in numerous charming mountain communities and more. Rarely are ranches with such rich recreational opportunities available this close to the majesty of the Teton Mountains and Yellowstone.