The legacy Carney Ranch is located in the scenic, tightly-held Upper Green River valley in northwestern Wyoming. Nestled between the iconic Wind River, Gros Ventre, and Wyoming mountain ranges, this scenic property is home to classic western vistas. Rocky Mountain views are abundant, with the panoramic vista of the “Three Sisters” front and center. The ranch is 25 paved miles northwest of the Sublette County seat of Pinedale, Wyoming, and an hour and twenty-minute drive southeast from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, by paved highways. The Sublette County Airport (Wenz Field) is located approximately 33 miles from the ranch and handles most private jets on its 8,900’ runway. Commercial service is available in Jackson Hole, which is serviced daily by Delta, United, American and Frontier Airlines.
The Carney Ranch consists of approximately 5,501 varied and contiguous acres. From the riparian Green River corridor to high mountain timbered forest, this property encompasses the best of all Western landscapes. The lowest elevation on the ranch is 7,600 feet, and the highest elevation is 8,350 feet. According to county records, there are 616 irrigated acres providing quality grass for livestock grazing. The remaining balance of the ranch is composed of grass and sagebrush pasture, timbered draws, forested upper land, and riparian corridors. Sharing borders with the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, and State lands for approximately 3 ½ miles, this property offers countless additional acres to enjoy and explore. The 8,000-acre U.S. Forest Service Roaring Fork grazing allotment transfers with the sale of the ranch.
The Green River is one of the most iconic rivers in the United States, and it is ranked in the top three rivers in Wyoming for catch rate per hour on Wyoming Game and Fish angler surveys. The Upper Green River is well known as one of the most scenic and productive fishing stretches of the Green. This river originates in high mountain lakes and streams within the Wind River Range. From there it plunges into the famous Green River Lakes beneath Squaretop Mountain. The river then flows for approximately 27 miles before entering the Carney Ranch from the north. The river bends through the property for nearly 8 ½ miles, and 7 of these miles include both sides of the river. It is in these deeps bends that large cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout lurk.
The Carney Ranch’s stretch of the Green is famous for its Grey Drake hatch, which typically occurs in early July. There must be something special about these insects, as seemingly every fish in the river abandon their hiding places to aggressively feed during this hatch. Other mayflies found in the Upper Green are Blue-winged Olives and Pale Morning Duns. Another trademark of the Green River is the caddis hatch, which typically occurs in the late evenings and early mornings. The early summer stonefly hatches also produce action and allow fisherman to throw large flies that entice aggressive takes. In addition, the terrestrial fishing in late summer and early fall is always high caliber.
Overlooking the Green River, the Rohatyn House is the main residence and the focal point of the Carney Ranch improvements. Built in 1995, and designed by Jackson Hole architect John Carney, this elegant log home has been featured in Architectural Digest magazine. Consisting of 4,295 sqft with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, the house features a “great room” with wood-burning fireplace and magnificent mountain views of the Wind River Range. The kitchen is well-equipped with high-end appliances and is ideal for preparing gourmet meals. The master bedroom is located in a separate wing for privacy, and the master bath offers a tub and separate walk-in shower. Adjacent to the master bedroom is an office complete with a wood-burning fireplace. The Rohatyn House was designed with a fire suppression sprinkler system and a lawn sprinkler system. A screened-in porch and deck provide a relaxing place to enjoy the panoramic mountain views or watch trout rising in a long sweeping bend of the Green River.
Located downstream and across the Green River from the Rohatyn House complex, this beautiful home sits above a sharp bend in the river that holds particularly the largest trout on the ranch The home consists of 2,268 sqft with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and attached garage. The master bedroom features a wood-burning fireplace and screened-in porch. Another wood-burning fireplace is located in the living room, and other amenities include a central vacuum system, lawn sprinkler system, and walk-in cooler. Crafted by the original Carneys, each stone was brought over the bridge by hand since they did not trust the old bridge to support the weight of a truck-full of rock. Next door to Otis and Teddy’s house is a 1,605 sqft building known as Teddy’s Bunkhouse. The home is well-suited for guests with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and a wood-burning fireplace.
This region is rich in big game, and each fall hunters travel from all over the world to Sublette County to enjoy some of the finest big game hunting the West has to offer. The hunting opportunities on the Carney Ranch are unsurpassed for this area as the Carney Ranch provides trophy quality animals and qualifies for 2 landowner licenses for each species of elk, deer, and antelope. (Note: moose licenses are only available by a Limited Quota Drawing process). The ranch borders a Wyoming Game & Fish Elk Feedground to which as many as 500 elk migrate to and from the National Forest each fall to spend the winter months. Being located on the main route from the National Forest to the Feedground, many elk spend much of the year on the Carney Ranch. By bordering the National Forest, the Carney Ranch also offers countless acres of additional hunting options. This area of the Upper Green River Valley is a major “bottleneck” route for elk, deer, and antelope, and the Carney Ranch is perfectly situated along these migration corridors.
The Carney Ranch’s headquarters in Sublette County and the farming operation in Fremont County offer numerous agricultural options for an incoming landowner. The main ranch has been utilized for summer livestock grazing while the farm is used for crop production, as well as a winter grazing and feeding operation for livestock. The main ranch caretaker, livestock manager, and the farm manager are interested in continuing employment on this legacy ranch for a new landowner.
Comprised of 5,501 varied acres, this legacy ranch is surrounded by the iconic Wind River, Gros Ventre, and Wyoming mountain ranges. Bisected by 7 miles of both sides and 1 ½ miles of one side of the famed upper Green River, the Carney Ranch teems with ample wildlife. With over 3 ½ miles of public land boundary, this ranch also provides access to countless pristine acres.
With convenient access to the resort amenities of Jackson Hole, along with its wild and scenic layout, the Carney Ranch is a truly rare opportunity to own a large contiguous tract in the tightly-held Upper Green River Valley.
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