Overview: Situated in the shadow of the spectacular Beartooth Mountains, Bald Peak Ranch is located in Park County, Wyoming. With easy year-round access, the ranch is 40 minutes north of the famous, historic town of Cody. As a crucial component in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Bald Peak Ranch provides habitat and critical winter range to a large variety of wildlife species. Encompassing 2,957 contiguous acres the ranch is comprised of 1,070 deeded acres, 1,247 acres of BLM grazing lease and 640 acres of state lease. With exceptional water rights, the combined acreage is ideally suited to horse or cattle operations with unlimited recreation including approximately three miles of access to the Clarks Fork River.
Improvements: With its private setting, Bald Peak Ranch improvements were designed to complement horse and cattle operation while providing comfortable amenities. Built in 2001, the beautiful 4,944 sqft custom home boasts an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, and large windows to capture the spectacular views of the Beartooth Range and the Clarks Fork Canyon. With radiant heat beneath tile and wood floors there are three bedrooms, each with a private bath. A chef quality kitchen offers functionality and is adorned with tasteful accents. Additionally, the interior has a den with a cozy gas fireplace, living room, a library with gas stove, large office and laundry. The walkout basement opens on to the manicured lawn and beautiful landscaping.
Acreage: Bald Peak Ranch is comprised of 2,957 contiguous acres including 1,070 deeded and two grazing leases. There is a 640-acre State of Wyoming lease and 1,247-acre BLM allotment. With excellent adjudicated water rights dating back to 1902, there are 347 irrigated acres combined with 134 acres of lush sub-irrigated pastures. Historically the irrigated fields have been utilized for high production barley and alfalfa. Currently leased, these fields are utilized for cattle grazing and provide exceptional habitat for a variety of wildlife including a large resident elk herd. The remaining 589 deeded acres consist of native rangeland providing additional grazing and wildlife habitat.
Live Water: Along the ranch’s northern border the Wyoming State and BLM lands provide access to three miles of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River. Wyoming’s only federally designated Wild and Scenic River, the Clarks Fork originates high in the Beartooth Mountains and flows in a southeasterly direction into Wyoming for approximately 40 miles before re-entering Montana, and flowing northeast to join the mighty Yellowstone River. Fed by glacial lakes draining the Beartooth Plateau, the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone is a fly fisherman’s dream river. To complement the exceptional fishing on the Clarks Fork River there are two large reservoirs minutes from the ranch on BLM lands. Hogan Reservoir is a 45-acre catch and release lake where fishermen will find a variety of fish including brown trout and cutthroat trout.
Wildlife: Few private ranch holdings can compare to the variety and quantity of wildlife that inhabit the Bald Peak Ranch. The setting at the ranch provides one of the area’s most diverse wildlife environments. Surrounded by public lands and other large private tracts, the ranch is home to many different species of wildlife including mule deer, whitetail and pronghorn. Most notable is the ranch’s elk population. The pastures and rangelands provide excellent feed and habitat for trophy elk year-round and as a crucial part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The ranch is critical winter range for this species.
Summary: Bald Peak Ranch is a legacy ownership opportunity in one of the most dramatically beautiful locations in the country. Nestled in a spectacular setting bordered by BLM and State lands the ranch boasts 2,957 contiguous acres with a combination of 1,070 deeded, 1,247 BLM and 640 State lease. With exceptional recreation and income potential, the ranch offers lush well-watered pastures and access to three miles of the Clarks Fork River. Recreational activities abound in every season from cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter to hiking, horseback riding, hunting and world-class fishing. All of this is within easy reach of Yellowstone National Park and the sporting amenities that northwest Wyoming offers.
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