Washakie Wilderness Ranch
Dubois, WY - 160 Acres - $1,850,000
Located in Fremont County, Wyoming, Washakie Wilderness Ranch is situated at the end of a seven-mile road off Highway 26 at the base of the Ramshorn Peak. The location adjacent to Shoshone National Forest and nearby Washakie Wilderness gives this property a backyard of over three million acres of continuous wilderness and forest lands. For all its seclusion and privacy, the property is conveniently within 20 miles from the town of Dubois, located in the Wind River Valley.
Tucked away in its own private valley, this 160-acre alpine ranch is located at the base of the famous Ramshorn Peak and offers a scenic and private setting. Sitting at an elevation ranging from 8,200 to 8,500 feet, the ranch boasts big mountain views in all directions as the Wind River and Absaroka Mountain Ranges provide an unrivaled backdrop. The Washakie Wilderness Ranch is comprised of a mosaic of forested acreage dominated by spruce, aspens and lush open meadows. The three sides of Shoshone National Forest boundary provide a seemingly endless extension of acreage to explore from this end-of-the-road location. The property is accessed via a private road, which is shared by a handful of private landowners. There are plenty of additional building sites throughout the ranch should an incoming owner choose to construct a dream home in addition to the existing improvements. A quaint spring flows through the property and originates from an artesian well that provides water for a half-acre pond. Due to its incredible western beauty this area has been a backdrop for Hollywood commercials and movies.
Nestled in the timber overlooking the Dunoir River Valley is a 1,845 sqft cabin with 3 bedrooms plus one and a half baths. Providing all the comforts of home with a full kitchen and huge rock fireplace in the main room, this mountain cabin is a perfect year-round getaway.
The setting of the Washakie Wilderness Ranch provides one of the areas’ most diverse wildlife viewing environments. Bordered on three sides by public lands and just miles from the Washakie Wilderness, there are many different species of wildlife. Most notable are the big game species including elk, moose, Mule deer and antelope. Bear, mountain lion, wolves, bobcats and even the elusive wolverine and lynx can all be found on the property and in the immediate national forest surroundings. The Washakie Wilderness Ranch has been a historical and principle migratory route for elk during the fall and winter months. For the bird enthusiasts, this Wyoming ranch for sale provides plenty of viewing opportunities for various types of hawks, eagles, owls and songbirds.
Bisecting the valley below the ranch, the Wind River offers some of the best and most varied fishing in the country. The Upper Wind River is a free flowing natural river dominated mostly by cutthroat trout. As the river meanders down the valley, the rainbow and brown trout populations increase giving anglers the chance of landing all three species in one day. There are public fishing access points up and down the river with some of the most excellent fishing located in the town of Dubois.
The Washakie Wilderness Ranch is a horse enthusiast’s dream. With direct access to the Shoshone National Forest and the Washakie Wilderness Area, there are literally thousands of miles of public trails and millions of acres to explore. A person could step off the front porch and travel the same trails once used by Teddy Roosevelt, Chief Joseph and John Colter.
A stunning 160-acre parcel located at the base of the Ramshorn Peak, the Washakie Wilderness Ranch is tucked away in its own private valley. Nearby the resort community of Jackson Hole, the ranch has endless fly fishing and equestrian opportunities. Located in the heart of western history, culture and wilderness, this is a spectacular alpine ranch with National Forest boundary and direct access to the Washakie Wilderness.