Elkhorn Creek Ranch
Experience the ultimate western ranch in the natural beauty and inspiring landscapes of the Elkhorn Creek Ranch. Endless adventure awaits at this picturesque foothills setting where the scenic venue offers live water, stunning vistas, exceptional wildlife habitat, and is situated adjacent to public land in two places. Over a mile of Elkhorn Creek meanders across the middle of the ranch and through the valley near the headquarters. The excellent hunting opportunities on the ranch have been featured several times on The Sportman’s Channel Show, Hardcore Pursuit. Located in northeastern Wyoming about a 25-minute drive north of Hulett, the location is close to Black Hills National Forest, and Devils Tower National Monument. The property offers a unique opportunity to embrace the stunning beauty and recreational abundance of the Black Hills region.
Elkhorn Creek Ranch
980 deeded acres - $4,700,000
Property & State Grazing Lease:
The property consists of
980 +/- deeded acres and,
160 +/- acres of State Grazing Lease.
= 1,140 +/- total acres.
The State Grazing Lease is adjacent to the north side of the ranch for ease in livestock movement. Typically the pastures are grazed in the fall and winter. There are approximately 216 acres of tillable land currently utilized for alfalfa-grass hay production. The 2023 hay harvested on the ranch was 225 ton.
Terrain: The remarkable mixture of topography provides for a very scenic setting with great wildlife habitat and cover. High plateaus with rolling hay meadows which are edged with timber, descend into hidden draws, grassy valleys and creek bottoms. The near middle of the ranch Elkhorn Creek winds through the basin for over a mile. The hillsides are lined with pine, cedar and bur oak trees, and mature cottonwood trees are found around the buildings. Native chokecherries, plum thickets and buffalo berries provide prime browse for resident wildlife. Colorful rock outcroppings rim several draws. Panoramic long-range views of the surrounding Black Hills and Bear Lodge Mountains can be enjoyed throughout the property. Several ATV trails loop through the land for outdoor exploration in ease. The elevation is in the range of 3,920 in the creek bottoms to 4,200 on the higher tablelands.
Water: In addition to Elkhorn Creek, which winds through the ranch for over one mile, there are two electric wells, a spring and a reservoir. An electric water well provides water to the home, shop and corrals. Another electric well is located on the western side of the ranch.
Home: The ranch headquarters is located in private surroundings with inspiring views across the meadow toward Elkhorn Creek. The well-maintained home features open living spaces and natural light to welcome family and friends in inviting surroundings. The spacious 2005 manufactured home, elevated on a full walk-out basement has 1,392 square feet on each level. With four bedrooms and a total of three baths (1-full and 2- 3/4 baths), it ensures comfortable living.
The kitchen was remodeled in 2016, providing a modern and well-appointed space with Quartzite counter tops. Glass patio doors lead to the wrap around decks, which encompass three sides of the home. The lower level has a cozy wood burning stove in the family room. Extras include main level laundry, office, metal roof, SmartSide lap siding, and composite decking. A beautiful lawn with many perennial plants plus apple and pear trees, surrounds the home and is fenced to keep the deer out.
- 40’ x 80’ Shop built in 2014 offers multi-use. It includes a one-car garage with a generous storage room and guest laundry facilities. Additionally, the shop includes living quarters designed to accommodate hunters or guests. This guest space features a separate kitchen open to rec room, two comfortable sleeping spaces, and a ¾ bath. This could make a great vacation rental. The heated shop area has a large overhead door and is complete with a cement floor, ample room for ATVs, recreational equipment, and additional storage, ensuring that everything you need for your ranching and outdoor adventures is conveniently within reach.
- 13’ x 28’ Open front shed built in 1990.
- 13’ x 31’ Open front shed built in 1990.
- 27’ x 59’ Pole Barn built in 1930.
- 12’ x 40’ Barn included in the Crook County Historic Barns Registry built in 1920.
The headquarters is complete with a good set of pipe working corrals.
- Electricity - Powder River Energy, Sundance, WY. There is a backup generator in place near the home that automatically runs in case of power outage.
- Landline Telephone & Internet – Range. Cellphone service is limited in the area.
- Propane – 3 propane tanks are included with the sale of the ranch. Propane runs to the home, shop and generator.
Covenants: The property does not have any covenants.
Wildlife: For hunting enthusiasts, it's worth noting that the ranch has been showcased multiple times on The Sportsman's Channel show, Hardcore Pursuit, attesting to the excellent hunting opportunities it offers. The area is prime habitat for whitetail deer, mule deer, antelope, merriam turkey, an occasional elk, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, fox, eagles and hawks.
The property is located in Deer Hunt Area 1 or Region A, Antelope Hunt Area 1 and General Elk Hunt Area 116. More information is available at the Wyoming Game and Fish Website. https://wgfd.wyo.gov/hunting
Recreation: The ranch is a playground for those who seek adventure. Being adjacent to State Land and Bureau of Land Management property on two sides, this ranch is an outdoors enthusiast's dream. Whether you're an avid hunter, a hiking enthusiast, or a nature lover, you'll find endless opportunities to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.
Recreational opportunities abound in northeastern Wyoming and the Black Hills region. The property is within a 45-minute drive from Black Hills National Forest lands in the Bear Lodge Mountains, where access to hundreds of thousands of acres of public land can be enjoyed. Other nearby recreational destinations in Crook County include the world-class Devils Tower Golf Club located at Hulett, Devils Tower National Monument, and Keyhole Reservoir and State Park. The property is perfectly suited to experience the beauty and recreational amenities of the Black Hills. Most of the major attractions in the Black Hills are within a two-hour drive of the property.
Showings: The property is shown by appointment only.
Access and Location: From Hulett there are two routes into the property. The shorter distance is 12 miles on mostly gravel and shale roads. The other route is about 17 miles; from Hulett take Highway 112 (pavement) for 9.7 miles, then Strawberry Hill Road #220 (gravel road) for 4.5 miles to Goldie Divide Road #32 (shale & gravel road) for 1.5 miles, then ½ mile on a private 30’ access easement road to the east side of the property. From the eastern boundary it’s another 7/10ths of a mile to the headquarters. The private access road is shared with a neighboring property and the road continues through the ranch providing access for the neighbor.
Approximate Mileage to nearby towns and destinations:
- Hulett, WY – 17 miles,
- Devils Tower – 27 miles,
- Sundance, WY – 52 miles,
- Gillette, WY – 85 miles,
- Spearfish, SD – 69 miles,
- Deadwood, SD – 85 miles,
- Rapid City, SD – 109 miles,
- Broadus, MT - 86 miles,
- Sheridan, WY – 189 miles,
- Casper, WY – 215 miles,
- Denver, CO – 415 miles.
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