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Teton Diablo Ranch

$12,900,000 Boulder, WY 4,638± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Teton Diablo is an excellent 350 plus AU operating ranch that runs on over 14,000 acres at the base of the Wind River Range, about 20 miles southeast of Pinedale near Boulder and its 8,000 foot jet capable airstrip. Its 4,600± deeded acres adjoin thousands of acres of State and BLM leased land that provide over eight miles of common boundary with the U.S. Forest Service. From its attractive remote hunting cabin, to the magnificent 6,200± sq. ft. owner’s residence, to the remodeled manager’s house and operating improvements, it is immaculate. Wildlife is extensive and this is a world-class hunting ranch. Good quality trout fishing in Silver Creek adds another dimension. This is a true end-of-the-road operating mountain ranch with every imaginable amenity and within an easy drive of Jackson.

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Just the Facts

  • Location - 20 miles southeast of Pinedale at base of Wind River Range and just over 90 minutes to Jackson
  • Acreage - runs on over 14,000 acres of which 4,602 are deeded; balance is State and BLM
  • Production - 400± irrigated acres
  • 350+ animal unit operating ranch; potential for 200 cows and 200 yearlings
  • Wildlife - outstanding elk hunting ranch; also deer, antelope and moose
  • Fishing - excellent fishing on Silver Creek which passes through the ranch; also ponds which can be stocked
  • Improvements: 6,200± sq. ft. exceptional, high-quality owner’s residence; comfortable remote hunting cabin; manager’s house; excellent ranch buildings
  • Key features - excellent improvements, productive operating ranch, adjoins BLM which provides over eight miles of common boundary with USFS, exceptional wildlife and good fishing, close to Pinedale with good access to Jackson - this ranch basically has it all

General Description

The Teton Diablo Ranch, located seven miles east of Boulder, WY, with easy year-round access from paved county roads, is tucked against the foothills of the Wind River Range and is almost completely surrounded by public lands, offering end-of-the-road privacy, superb elk hunting and a viable cow/calf operation. The ranch landscape is dominated by sage-covered rangelands and low-lying hay meadows, with rugged foothills and rocky outcroppings along the eastern boundary.  At the southern end of the ranch, below Lovatt Butte, is Silver Creek, a small but productive fishery whose confluence with the East Fork River is less than one mile downstream from the property. The owner’s home sits along the ranch’s eastern foothills overlooking several beaver ponds and productive hay meadows, providing sweeping views of the Green River Basin. For a high desert ranch, the Teton Diablo has an extraordinary amount of water resources. Three creeks traverse the ranch and provide irrigation for over 400 acres of native hay meadows. The waterways support a tremendous amount wildlife including elk, moose, deer, pronghorn, ducks, geese and sage grouse.

Broker's Comments

The Teton Diablo Ranch is a spectacular recreational ranch, offering outstanding hunting and wildlife viewing with a viable operating ranch component. The off-grid rustic cabin is absolutely charming and offers all of the comforts of home within a rugged landscape, miles from public access. Unencumbered by conservation easements and tastefully improved, the ranch offers an ideal combination of privacy and access to wilderness within easy striking distance of Jackson Hole.

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Location

Located in Sublette County, 95 miles southeast of Jackson Hole, the Teton Diablo Ranch sits along the west slope of the famous Wind River Range and Bridger Wilderness Area, just outside the ranching town of Boulder, WY. The well-respected fishery of Silver Creek traverses the southern tip of the ranch for one mile, just upstream of its confluence with the East Fork River. The ranch entry gate lies just a quarter mile off paved County Road 353, and the magnificent residence sits on a bench overlooking Lovatt Creek and several beaver ponds.

The Sublette County Airport (Ralph Wenz Field- KPNA) handles most private aircraft on its 8,900’ x 100’ runway and is located just 10 miles to the west. Commercial airline service is available in Jackson which is serviced daily by Delta, United, American and SkyWest airlines.

Locale

The Teton Diablo Ranch is bordered on two sides by public lands and on the other two by large operating ranches. The owner’s residence and native hay meadows lie at 7,200 feet in the foothills of the western slope of the Wind River mountain range. With 48 summits higher than 12,500 feet and 19 of Wyoming’s 20 highest peaks, “The Winds” are one of the most rugged and acclaimed mountain ranges in the West. This is a true high mountain ranch, with upland sagebrush rangelands and low-lying native hay meadows. Rugged foothills rising to 8,400 feet dominate the eastern portion of the ranch. This mountainous area offers exceptional elk hunting from the convenience of a two-bedroom, well-built hunting cabin tucked into a south-facing hillside overlooking the upper reaches of Lovatt Creek. The ranch has sweeping views of the Green River Basin and the Sublette-Greenwood Cutoff to the Oregon Trail, the preferred route to Oregon and California for emigrants not needing to pass through Fort Bridger or Salt Lake City.

The cowboy town of Pinedale is 17 miles north of the ranch along a well-maintained state highway. Pinedale (population 2,000) has benefited from the rich mineral resources of the state with updated schools, an aquatic center and ice rink. With the tag line “all the civilization you need” this classic western town has hardware stores, grocery stores, banks and many restaurants, easily meeting a variety of basic town needs.

Jackson, an easy 95-mile drive from the ranch along scenic state highways, is a true world-class destination resort and the gateway to Teton National Park as well as the southern entrance to Yellowstone National Park. More commonly referred to as Jackson Hole, here you will find fine dining, five-star hotels, museums, art galleries, concerts, rodeos and recreational opportunities to rival anyplace in the west - not to mention one of the finest alpine ski mountains in the world. 

Climate

The Teton Diablo is a high desert ranch that receives just under 10 inches of rainfall each year. The growing season is short, but the daylight hours are long, with summer mornings averaging in the low-40s and daily highs in the upper-70s. With annual snowfall of 43 inches, and mid-winter high temperatures averaging below freezing, the ranch offers a full four seasons; with emerald green spring grass, bold fall colors and true mountain winters.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

  • 4,638± acres of deeded land
  • 520± acres of Wyoming state lease
  • 9,277± acres of BLM lease
  • 14,435± acres total

Deeded Acres: 4,638±

State Leased Acres: 520±

BLM Leased Acres: 9,277±

Total Leased Acres: 9,797±

Total Acres: 14,435±

Acreage Breakdown

Acres of Irrigated Pasture: 400±

Acres AG Total: 400±

* All acreages are approximations.

Improvements

The owner’s residence sits on an elevated bench with commanding views across the irrigated hay meadows, beaver ponds and rangelands to the Green River drainage.The 6,200± sq. ft., 5-bedroom, 6½ bath home offers a Viking range and double ovens, two Sub-Zero refrigerators and freezer, double refrigerator drawers, two Bosch dishwashers, a sauna, theater room, wine cellar and an in-floor hydronic heating system. The custom office features hand-made cabinets and fine black walnut paneling. With multiple wood-burning fireplaces, covered porches, a bunk room and main-level master bedroom suite, the home is tastefully appointed with all the comforts one would expect in an exceptional mountain home.

Approximately one-and-one-half miles east of the main home, along Lovatt Creek and just outside the national forest boundary, is an absolutely exceptional two-bedroom rustic hunting cabin. This immaculate cabin, built in 2001, features a beautiful full rock fireplace, handsome great room, large windows and sleeping loft. This “off the grid” cabin has propane-powered heat, lighting, and cook stove.  It could well be the most luxurious hunting cabin in the West.

The operating portion of the ranch is headquartered along Lovatt Creek, well downstream of the hunting cabin and tucked into a small valley below the owner’s residence. The creek provides stock water for several paddocks and feeds two large ponds. The remodeled three-bedroom manager’s home sits adjacent to a 32’ x 65’ calving barn and a three-stall horse barn with an attached log cabin used for tack. A 2,400± sq. ft. heated shop with three large overhead doors provides ample storage and a comfortable place to work on equipment.

Water Resources

The headwaters of Scab Creek and Lovatt Creek lay within the boundaries of Teton Diablo, as does a one-mile stretch of Silver Creek. Scab Creek begins in the northeast corner of the ranch, traverses the property from north to south, and becomes Spring Creek partway through the ranch, finally flowing into Silver Creek along the property’s southern border. Lovatt Creek begins just outside the ranch’s eastern boundary and flows due west into several scenic ponds before joining Spring Creek. Lovatt and Spring Creeks are primarily used for irrigation, while Silver Creek offers excellent fly-fishing opportunities for brook, rainbow and brown trout.

With priority dates as early as 1894, the ranch has 400± acres of irrigated native hay meadows. 

Water Rights

yes.

Mineral Rights

Sellers will convey 100% of the mineral rights that they own. 

Taxes

Based upon past years, the real estate taxes assessments are estimated to be $12,740 per year. 

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Wildlife Resources

The Teton Diablo Ranch offers superb hunting and wildlife-viewing opportunities. An estimated 75,000 elk populate the state of Wyoming, and a herd numbering in the hundreds routinely grazes on the ranch in early spring. Eleven elk winter-feeding grounds are located in Sublette County, one of which is just a few miles from the Teton Diablo. Mule deer are also very common on the ranch. The Red Desert-to-Hoback mule deer migration route traverses the area bringing hundreds, if not thousands, of mule deer through the region annually. Additionally, pronghorn live year around on the ranch and the foothills are known to support black bear and mountain lion. 

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General Operations

While one of the greatest assets of the ranch is elk hunting, the operating component of the ranch is best suited for a cow/calf operation. Capable of running 200 mother cows and an additional 200 yearlings, the ranch is estimated to carry 350 animal units. The adjoining BLM grazing lands are exclusive to the Teton Diablo Ranch and provide out-the-gate access to summer grazing for the entire herd, without the requisite issues of a mixed herd allotment. 

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