The Roadifer Ranch presents a limited opportunity to own a large, unencumbered agricultural property near the coveted area of Big Horn, Wyoming. From the earliest days of its founding in the late 1800s the Big Horn area south of Sheridan has been the most prized and sought after land in the area. It has attracted investors from all over the world, many of whose families are still here on the original ranch. The opportunity, though quite rare, to own land in this area still exists today in offerings like the Roadifer Ranch. It is one of the few remaining large acreage properties in this area that is yet to be developed but still has all its development rights; excellent water rights; unbelievable views of the mountains; plus, the location is excellent.
Savvy investors will quickly recognize the unlimited potential of this 293± acre property.
Agriculturally, it is very productive. It’s abounding with irrigation water and many natural springs and coupled with its rich, productive soils it has ample grazing for livestock or brood mares and growing crops. Of the total acreage, approximately 250 acres are under irrigation, much of which is side roll sprinklers. Irrigation water from Park Reservoir (65 shares) and Big Horn Reservoir (157 shares; 88.45 A, 69.08 B) is delivered via Colorado Colony Ditch. Park shares are highly valuable as they can be transferred or sold. The Big Horn Reservoir water is valuable, but restricted to adjudication and agricultural use within the Colorado Colony Ditch Co. Under current management, the farm ground is producing about 460 bales, 1,560# of mostly grass hay. With some cultivation and replanting of different crops, the property has the potential to produce close to 1000 tons of hay per year.
Recreationally, it has all kinds of wildlife, including deer, small game and many species of upland birds and waterfowl. Locals who know from experience will all brag about the abundance of deer and pheasants on the property. With all its water, natural habitat and privacy, wildlife will thrive. Topographically, the property would lend itself well to anyone with equestrian interests. It affords opportunities for a polo practice field and/or an arena for training. Additionally it has ample room for pens, paddocks for turnout and barns.
Furthermore, with its rich gravel resources, one would be able to use on-site gravel for any new roads or building pads. With the water, soils and gravel, this property is quite self-contained and offers value many opportunities for a new owner.
With its incredible views, natural beauty and the convenience of being located only about 5 miles from downtown Sheridan or 7 miles to the polo fields in Big Horn, this is the perfect property for anyone looking to build a dream home, while securing a solid real estate investment in the Sheridan area. Development potential in this area is real, so from an investment standpoint, an owner should always have that option; however, if securing the land in its current state for perpetuity is the owner’s desire, then a conservation easement might be considered for this property.
Roadifer Ranch offers many options and one will quickly discover these and others when on the property and experiencing it for yourself.
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270± acres under irrigation
Excellent water rights with valuable Park Reservoir shares
Excellent access and proximity to town and schools
The Upper Road Ranch is located about half way between Billings, MT and Casper, WY and just a few miles south of, or about 5 minutes from downtown Sheridan, WY in the heart of the Little Goose Creek drainage just a few miles from where it exits Little Goose Canyon on its way to the Tongue River. This watershed is, of course, part of the great land “where the rivers run north” that has been so coveted for over 130 years of ranching, but even prior to that when it was inhabited by the Plains Indians. The soils and the grasses have always provided excellent feed for the livestock and wildlife, but additionally, it’s the overall combination of water, soils and climate that has made this area such a great place to live.
The charming community of Sheridan, WY has most amenities and conveniences, including jet service and a commercial airport as well as world-class golf, dining, medical facilities, first-rate schools (rated among the best in the nation) and shopping in Sheridan’s historic downtown. Furthermore, and more distinctly, Sheridan is home to the annual WYO Rodeo, world-class polo, Brinton Museum, Don King Days and many other uniquely “Sheridan” lifestyle events that are sure to please everyone. For further shopping and air service, one can find it in Billings, or Casper, each about two hours away. Furthermore, the Big Horn Mountains are only 30 minutes to the west, where you’ll find all the outdoor recreation you can imagine.
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The climate around the Sheridan area is one of the most “live-able” climates in Wyoming with pleasant summers and moderate winters. Perhaps it’s the proximity to the 45th parallel along with the positioning next to the Big Horn Mountains and the lower altitude, but the Big Horn Mountain foothills have always been one of the most desirable places to live for those who have experienced it. Whatever the reason, it’s hard to argue that this area doesn’t have the greenest and most pleasant climates.
For more information, visit Sheridan’s Climate