Snowy Range Ranch’s 28,811± acres embody the spirit of the pioneer ranch which epitomizes the American West. The rich and varied characteristics of the topography make these tracts some of the most desirable in Southeast Wyoming. The ranch is an ode to preservation where rich heritage and natural beauty collide. Several parcels are still referred to as the Reid, Nellis and Johnson, named for the valiant settlers who first conquered this frontier. These parcels have very little intrusions for utmost privacy, but are located only 15 miles from Laramie.
The ranch is ideally situated only seven miles off Scenic Byway 130 which takes visitors into the Snowy Range Mountains that sprawl majestically to the west, or 15 miles east to the quaint town of Laramie, where the ultimate blend of ranching and academia creates a rich western heritage.
Laramie, at 7,165 feet, is nestled in the southeast corner of unpopulated Wyoming. Albany County has approximately 32,000 residents, with 27,200 living in Laramie. Laramie is home to Wyoming’s only university, and 9,900 of its inhabitants are University of Wyoming students. Most of the year, temperatures are moderate, with averages from 41 degree highs in the winter to 80 degree highs in the summer.
Laramie’s diversity ensures a myriad of cultural and sporting events associated with the University, home to the Wyoming Cowboys. Historic downtown is the perfect balance between old and new. The preservation of antediluvian buildings and celebrated saloons and eating establishments evokes images of a bygone era, but entrepreneurs have successfully integrated modern conveniences into Laramie’s small town landscape. The Laramie Regional Airport, built in 1934, has three daily commercial flights to Denver from its tiny, hassle-free terminal; or the airport can handle the largest of private aircraft.
Only 15 miles west of Snowy Range Ranch on National Scenic Byway 130, the distinctively laid-back town of Centennial beckons visitors to stop before entering the fortress of emerald-colored mountains that make up the Medicine Bow National Forest. Since the days when miners dipped their canteens into local creeks, Centennial has evolved into a jumping point for excellent year-round activities. The town is a rustic tribute to the American West with several restaurants, inns and shops available for a day away from the Ranch.
Literally minutes from Centennial, the Medicine Bow Mountains are crowned by the jagged ridgeline of the Snowy Range which serves as the perfect backdrop to an extraordinary mountain milieu. The sheer faces of the Snowy Range, which range from 300 to 1,100 vertical feet at an 11,000 foot elevation, are an aesthetic collage of snow pack, talus slopes, tundra meadows and scattered lakes sparkling like gemstones.
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
28,811± acres (24,101± deeded) in 17 tracts
Tract 1: 2,044± Acres with 1,270 State Lease Tract 2: 1,601± Acres Tract 3: 640± Acres Tract 4: 463± Acres Tract 5: 472± Acres Tract 6: 1,339± Acres to 1,329± Tract 7: 240± Acres to 250± Tract 8: 830± Acres Tract 9: 1,422± Acres Tract 10: 3,205± Acres with 640 State Lease Tract 11: 7,624± Acres with 960 State/BLM Lease Tract 12: 4,196± Acres with 1,840 State/BLM Lease Tract 13: 61± Acres RR ROW* Tract 14: 65± Acres RR ROW* Tract 15: 25± Acres – Centennial Residential Acres Tract 16: 45± Acres RR ROW* Tract 17: 34± Acres RR ROW*
*RR ROW (Railroad Rights of Way) are additional acres not included in total acreage numbers.
Notice: Future Grant of Easements—Parcels 8-12 Given the auction format, all prospective bidders for Parcels 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are advised that depending upon the auction results that these parcels likely will be subject to the grant of easements by Seller to benefit one or more of the other parcels listed in this paragraph. Until the auction is concluded and the results are known, it is not possible to determine which parcel or parcels will be used to confirm internal access to the other parcels. A sample internal easement is attached for general informational purposes only to document Seller’s plan to grant easements to the various parcels.
Additionally, all prospective bidders for Parcels 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are advised that if and when Seller executes deeds for any parcels sold at auction that Seller will at that time grant and/or reserve easements so as to assure that all parcels sold at auction will have access across Seller’s lands sold at auction. By making a bid at the auction for any of Parcels, 8, 9, 10, 11 and/or 12, all bidders will be deemed to have consented to Seller granting an easement or easements across any such parcel to serve as access to one or more of the other Parcels 8, 9, 10, 11 and/or 12.
Directions to the Property: From I-80 take Exit 311 - WY 130 (Snowy Range Rd) travel west approximately 14.2 miles to Mandel Lane. Turn right and travel north 2.6 miles to tracts 4 & 5. Watch for signs!
We invite you to meet with representatives from Hall and Hall and from Western United Realty at the arena on auction tract 5 to learn more about the property and to understand our unique auction process. Detailed property information will be available to interested bidders. Showings will be available during the information dates or at a time that works for you by appointment. We look forward to meeting you!
Directions to the Auction: From I-80 take exit #316/US-30/Grand Ave. onto E. Grand Ave. Go 2.7 miles. Arrive at 2229 E. Grand Ave, Laramie WY, the Hilton Garden Inn will be on the right.
Lodging Information: Special auction rates available at: Hilton Garden Inn 2229 Grand Ave. Laramie, WY 82070 Hilton Garden Inn has agreed to a special auction rate for bidders coming from out of town. For room reservations contact Hilton Garden Inn directly at 307-745-5500 and mention Hall and Hall Auctions.
Leases and Permits
The property will be sold subject to terms of existing leases. lease terms are available for review. as of the closing date, and subject to any application, lessor approvals, Seller will execute lease assignment forms for any of Seller's rights in private, State and BLM leases held by Seller as Lessee that have historically been associated with the property. Buyer will be responsible for the cost of any assignment application fees.
A commission will be paid to any properly licensed broker who registers a successful buyer according to the broker participation guidelines. Broker registration forms are available from Hall and Hall. Forms must be completed and returned no later than Wednesday, August 22nd at 12pm.
Auction Terms and Conditions
PROCEDURE: The property will be offered in 17 individual parcels, any combination or as a total unit.
DOWN PAYMENT: A 10% down payment of the total contract purchase price will be due immediately after being declared the buyer. The down payment may be paid in the form of personal check, business check, or cashier’s check made to Hall and Hall Partners, LLP Real Estate Trust account. The balance of the contract purchase price is due in cash at closing.
ACCEPTANCE OF BID PRICES: All tracts are to be auctioned with reserve. Acceptance or rejection of any auction bid is subject to approval by the Seller. All successful bidders will sign a sale contract/agreement to purchase at the auction site immediately following the close of bidding. Buyer(s) assume all responsibility for obtaining financing for the purchase of the property and neither Seller nor Auction Company assumes any responsibility for Buyer’s inability to obtain financing. There will be no financing contingencies.
BUYERS PREMIUM: A 2% Buyers Premium will be added to the bid price to determine the total contract price.
BROKER PARTICIPATION: A commission will be paid to any properly licensed broker who registers a successful buyer according to the broker participation guidelines. Broker registration forms are available from Hall and Hall. Forms must be completed and returned no later than Wednesday, August 22nd at 12pm.
CLOSING: Closing shall take place 30 days after auction day, or as soon thereafter as applicable closing documents are completed.
TITLE: Seller shall furnish the Buyer(s), at Seller’s expense, an updated title commitment for the property and agrees to provide and execute a warranty deed conveying merchantable title to the real estate to the Buyer(s). All railroad rights of way will be transferred by quit claim deed.
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