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Rimfire Ranch consists of a total of 11,000± acres and is situated in the picturesque Green River Valley offering a well-appointed headquarters, productive agricultural components and outstanding recreational opportunities.
Selling in parcels or as an entirety!
SIZE & DESCRIPTION
1,120± acres of deeded native range and riparian areas
2,479± acres of deeded / adjudicated water rights
480± acres State of Wyoming Lease
7,129± BLM grazing permit for 370 AUMs
11,208± Total Acres
Managed as a yearling operation for the past 15 years, this 3,599± deeded acre ranch (over 11,208± total acres) has excellent water rights, strategic and well-maintained working corrals, indoor Silencer chute and certified scales, and a very well-appointed owners home and guest house. Additionally, Rimfire Ranch has a nice rustic guest cabin, and a historic log barn located at the headquarters. The ranch manager’s home is located approximately two miles from the ranch headquarters.
- Two domestic wells and two stock wells
- One of the wells is an artesian well that runs 365 days a year with warm water that has never frozen
- Flood irrigation water rights for approximately 2,500 acres from the Cottonwood Creek and water rights from the Green River
- Livestock water is from live water on the ranch which includes two channels of Cottonwood Creek for nearly seven miles
- In addition, the ranch has five ponds
CARRYING CAPACITY / RANCH OPERATIONS
Rimfire Ranch has been managed as a yearling operation for the past 15 years. The average stocking rate has been 1,000 to 1,400 yearlings depending on the cattle’s weight. During the approximate 4 to 5 month grazing season, yearling gain on average 2 lbs. – 2.5 lbs. per day. Prior to being managed as a yearling operation, Rimfire Ranch was a balanced 350-400 cow / calf operation.
Livestock management is enhanced by an easily accessed and comprehensive set of corrals (including an indoor hydraulic chute and scale), and fenced in pastures and fields for easy rotational grazing. There are 14 pastures. The ranch has maintained excellent grazing records that will be available to potential buyers.
The high mountain summer range on Rimfire Ranch provides for excellent irrigation in the summer for hay, rotational grazing and lush summer pastures. The combination of high mountain springs and summer glacial run-off provide consistent irrigation water in the spring, summer and early fall. Green River water rights provide ample irrigation, even in the very dry years. Rimfire Ranch has some of the highest production conversion rates for yearly grazing weight gain rates on the ranch’s high protein native grasses in the lower 48.
Some of the grass species on Rimfire Ranch include: Timothy, a variety of grama and wheat grasses, needle and a variety of native clovers.
With over five miles of the Cottonwood Creek meandering year-around, the meadows are easily irrigated with its early 20th century water rights. There are fishing ponds, swan ponds, and rich grounds for hunting; deer, antelope, ducks, geese and moose.
Improvements on the Rimfire Ranch include the following:
- Owner’s home is a very comfortable two-story, 3,668 sq. ft. that was built in 1940 and remodeled in 1999
- 6 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, dining room, office, living room, family room, master bedroom and bathroom on the main level with heated floor and steam
- New high-efficiency propane furnace, 2012
- Guest house is 3 bedrooms and 2 baths
- Guest cabin is 1 bedroom and 2 baths
- Ranch manager’s home is 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths
- Working corrals
- Historic Log Barn
- Numerous ranch outbuildings
Parcel 1 – 1,278± acres with a 2-story, 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home. Shed, Barn & Corrals. This property has a year round artesian well that runs 365 days a year and two ponds, perfect for the wildlife enthusiast. The property is surrounded by BLM. This parcel has approximately 100± acres for future development.
Parcel 2– 556± undeveloped acres with a fully stocked pond, Colorado Cut Throat, Rainbow & Brown Trout. The 7,129± acre BLM Lease will be conveyed with the parcel. This parcel has one forty acre potential building site.
Parcel 3– 124± acres with a 6 bedroom 2 bath main home. An updated guest house, 2 Cabins, Historic Log Barn, state of the art corrals with indoor hydraulic weigh station, and the Centerfire pond which is home to native Colorado Cut Throat Trout.
Parcel 4 – 563± acres with several miles of Cottonwood Creek flowing throughout. It is also home to a few local moose. This property is ideal for fly fishing, hunting, and bird watching. This property includes 157± acres, perfect for a custom Wyoming estate, ranchette or lodge.
Parcel 5 – 1,065± acres with two ponds. This property also features the winding Cottonwood Creek, and a few smaller creeks branching all the way to the ponds. The 480± acres State Leased Land will convey with this parcel. This property includes two buildable sites, a 55± acres site and a 103± acre site, perfect for future development.
RECREATION & WILDLIFE
Rimfire Ranch was the 2004 recipient of the Land Owner of the Year Award by the Wyoming Game and Fish in recognition of habitat restoration and stewardship.
Rimfire Ranch is located in the major migration flyway, in Sublette County, WY, which allows for excellent opportunity for waterfowl hunting and bird watching. Two channels of Cottonwood Creek run through the ranch and provide nearly seven miles of fly fishing water. In addition, the ranch has five ponds, one of which is historically stocked with Cutthroat and Brown Trout. Cottonwood Creek is home to primarily Brown and Rainbow Trout. There are a high number of riffle-pools providing excellent fish habitat. Many of these pools are five to eight feet deep.
Four of the ponds were constructed for swans. There is a wetlands fenced in area that the owners have named the Bird Sanctuary. The local Audubon Society enjoys visits to this area.
In the surrounding areas of Sublette County, fishing is world class. Mackinaw, Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown and Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Mountain Whitefish, Graylings, and numerous other species reside in various waters around the county.
LOCATION & ACCESS
Rimfire Ranch is located approximately 68 miles southeast of Jackson Hole, Wyoming near the ranching community of Daniel, Wyoming, Sublette County. Rimfire Ranch is 10 minutes south of Daniel, and is flanked by the Wind River Mountain Range to the east and the Wyoming Mountain Range to the west. This spectacular working and recreational ranch sits in the heart of pure ranching country in the Green River Valley.
From Daniel, Wyoming, travel south on US-189 for 8.9 miles. Turn left onto County Road 23- 147/Luman Road for .9 miles. The property is in front of you at 108 Luman Road, Daniel, Wyoming. There are two airports (BPI & PNA) nearby.
Several towns and cities in proximity to the property include:
- Pinedale, Wyoming (population 1,895) 13 miles east
- Big Piney, Wyoming (population 521) 24 miles south
- Jackson, Wyoming (population 10,529) 68 miles north
- Rock Springs, Wyoming (population 23,755) 115 miles south
- Evanston, Wyoming (population 12,090) 146 miles southwest
- Salt Lake City, Utah (metro population 1,153,340) 229 miles southwest
- Casper, Wyoming (population 59,324) 287 miles east
The current owners have placed several conservation easements on various parts of Rimfire Ranch. These easements are not in conflict with continued ranching operations. For additional information please call the an Auction Representative 800-434-1654
Bidders will be offered an opportunity to bid on this Sublette County land in individual parcels, combination of parcels, and / or as entirety (please see the interactive map below). Please contact our office at 256-543-1654 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive additional information or schedule a personal property tour with a member of our auction team.