About Wyoming


Wyoming is the least populous U.S. state, with a U.S. Census population of 563,626 in 2010. This is a 14.1% increase since 2000. It is the tenth largest U.S. state by area. Cheyenne is the capital and the most populous city of Wyoming with a population of nearly 60,000 people within its city proper.

In 2002, more than six million people visited Wyoming’s national parks and monuments. The key tourist attractions in Wyoming include Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, Independence Rock (Wyoming) and Fossil Butte National Monument. Each year Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park, receives three million visitors.

Historically, agriculture has been an important component of Wyoming’s economy. Its overall importance to the performance of Wyoming’s economy has waned. However, agriculture is still an essential part of Wyoming’s culture and lifestyle. More than 91% of land in Wyoming is classified as rural.

Economic Impacts of the Horse Industry are valued at approximately $286 million with an activity distribution as follows: • $46 million from Racing • $98 million from Showing • $77 million from Recreation • $64 million from other activities.


Rodeo is big in Wyoming. Maybe it’s the Western culture that surrounds it, the history behind it or the no-holds-barred displays of courage and expertise, but rodeo is unlike any other sport and it is also about authentic Old Western spirit, camaraderie among competitors and raw emotion in the arena. Nowhere else can you truly witness the essence of Wyoming quite like this. Rodeo is a way of life and a profession for cowboys and cowgirls, who travel across the West making their living by bronc and bull riding, calf roping and barrel racing. It’s an occupation born in the days of the Wild West, when excellent horsemanship was a necessity on the ranch, as it still is in many places in Wyoming today. Back then, working cowboys would show off their riding and roping talents to one another, sometimes competing with neighboring outfits. Eventually, these get-togethers moved into towns as organized “bucking shows,” which gained popularity in part due to Buffalo Bill Cody’s traveling Wild West Show. 

Wyoming is home to one herd of wild horses which is located in the Pryor Mountains south of Billings along the Montana-Wyoming border. For more than a century, the Pryor Mountains have been home to free-roaming bands of wild horses.  The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range is unique in both its setting and for the wild horses that inhabit it. Many of the horses have primitive striping on their backs, withers, and legs and are reputed to be descendents of "colonial" Spanish horses. 

  Wyoming in Numbers:
img Horse Population: Approximately than 99,000
img Total Economic Impact: $286 million
img Population: 563,626
img Land area: 97,100 sq. miles
img Capital: Cheyenne
img Counties: 23
img Highest Point : Gannett Peak 13,809 feet
img Lowest Point: Belle Fourche River 3099 feet
img 10 largest Cities :
  • Cheyenne, 55,731
  • Casper: 51,738
  • Laramie: 26,050
  • Gillette 22,685
  • Rock Springs: 18,772
  • Sheridan: 16,333
  • Green River: 11,787
  • Evanston: 11,459
  • Rivertom: 9,430
  • Cody: 9,100
Amazing western views from your front porch - hay meadows, wildlife and willows.

Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming

Recently updated country house on the hill. No covenants, 17 acres, fenced, barn/outbuilding and clay shooting area. Built by Carter Brothers, with a unique layout. Well maintained county road with only 2 properties beyond, so very little traffic. Only one mile of dirt road. Close to Curt Gowdy State Park and John & Annie Woodhouse recreation & wildlife habitat area. A truly lovely place to call home.

Cathy Anderson , Coldwell Banker The Property Exchange

17.00 ACRES
3214 SQ FT
Horse Boarding Facility and Manager's Home, edge of town!

Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming

Horse enthusiasts and entrepreneurial opportunists will love this full-feature, 10.32± acre, equestrian property on the city limits of Laramie. The 60’x150’ indoor arena is in a Morton facility that also boasts ten indoor/outdoor stalls with automatic waterers, twelve covered stalls with automatic waters, and a tack room. Additional horse stabling is provided by a four stall barn with two outdoor runs and two half-acre paddocks, and a two stall barn with two ¾ acre paddocks. There are four additional paddocks totaling two acres, and a 60’x200’ warmup area that would make an ideal outdoor arena. The headquarters of the property is a low maintenance, southwestern themed 1,020 sq ft home with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and covered parking garage. In recent years the current owner has grossed approximately $72,000/year on this commercial training and boarding facility located only three miles from the University of Wyoming Rodeo Team practice facility.

Travis Gitthens , Clark & Associates Land Brokers, LLC

10.38 ACRES
1020 SQ FT
99 Dally Lane

Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming

Beautiful 70 acre horse ranch/farm located 3 miles south of Buffalo, WY at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains. Log home with attached garage, barn, and outdoor roping arena. Side roll irrigation system with good hay production. Large insulated shop with office and 1/2 bath. Lean-to and full RV hookup. Enjoy the beautiful country scenery and mountain views while being only minutes from town.

Cristy Kinghorn , Buffalo Realty, LLC

70.00 ACRES
4144 SQ FT
Custom Built home with beautiful landscaping and Shop on 40 acres!

Douglas, Converse County, Wyoming

Custom built home with beautiful landscaping on 40 acres with a 40X60 Shop that is insulated, plumbed and equipped with shelving galore!

Rhonda Holdbrook , American West Realty

40.00 ACRES
2747 SQ FT
Shell Valley Ranch

Shell, Big Horn County, Wyoming

The Shell Valley Farm has been operated by the same family for three generations and is being offered for the first time. Farm land in the Shell and Beaver Creek Valleys of this quality rarely comes up for sale. The property shines with pride of ownership as the Michelena family has meticulously cared for the soils, irrigation, crops, and improvements. Miles of buried pipelines, concrete ditches and numerous valves, risers and other improvements make the 230+/- acres of farm ground efficient to irrigate. The ranch benefits from early priority water rights supplemented with storage water from two reservoirs. The farm typically produces 3 cuttings of alfalfa yielding 6 to 7 ton per acre, on years with only 2 cuttings it is common to yield 5 to 5.5 ton to the acre. Welded pipe feedlot pens with concrete bunks, a certifiable 40,000 pound scale, and other support buildings provides a turn key self contained livestock operation. Inquire with broker about available equipment that could be sold separately as personal property. This incredible property would also be an ideal equestrian estate. Nearly 3 miles of Beaver Creek meanders through the 800+/- deeded acres of property creating lush riparian habitat lined with productive farm plots amid the incredible back drop of the Big Horn Mountains. This one of a kind setting is only 5 miles from Shell Canyon and has incredible access to public lands teaming with elk, moose, mule deer and other wildlife home to the Big Horn Mountains and the desert foothills. This area is rich in geology, wild life, and recreation and holds amazing vistas including historic “W Canyon” and other deep chasms and mesas that form the western edge of the Big Horns. The community of Shell and the farms that lie along the tributaries of Shell Creek weave a fabric of families that are true to the spirit of Wyoming. Historically the ranch has been used as a lambing operation; a winter calf feeding operation; and in early times when combined with a forest service grazing allotment a larger scale cow-calf operation. The Michelena family rotates alfalfa out to corn and staggers the cycle between several fields while others are used for irrigated pasture.

Charlie Powers , Powers Land Brokerage, LLC

0.00 ACRES
Tongue River Ranch

Ranchester, Sheridan County, Wyoming

Taylor’s Tongue River Ranch owns both sides of the iconic Tongue River for almost a mile as it meanders through the center of this incredible property. Located only minutes from the historic town of Sheridan, Wyoming along the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. Of the 283+/- deeded acres, the Ranch is made up of mostly irrigated, sub-irrigated and riparian land on the fertile river bottom. Several fields raise stands of grass hay so tall you can’t see the calves next to their mother cows. Fences, ditches, and head gates are in good working order. This stretch of the Tongue River is known by locals and fishing guides to hold big brown trout. White tail deer find the lush vegetation and cottonwood lined river ideal habitat as well as pheasants and other wildlife. Access to national forest and hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands is just minutes away. Sheridan is known for its Polo fields, horse drives, rodeos, and horsemanship. Taylor’s Tongue River Ranch will make the quintessential horse property in setting that is unparalleled. Improvements include a large picturesque horse barn that also surprises with an incredible executive home. The original home and the original homestead cabin are also on the property providing abundant living space for guests and extended family. Welded equestrian pens and well conceived stock working corrals make the Tongue River Ranch a turn key livestock base property.

Charlie Powers , Powers Land Brokerage, LLC

285.00 ACRES
4636 SQ FT
South Fork Horse Ranch

Cody, Park County, Wyoming

Willow Creek Ranch is nestled in the fertile South Fork Shoshone River Valley overlooking Buffalo Bill Reservoir and the Absaroka and Carter Mountain Ranges south of Cody, Wyoming. The ranch holds 195+/- deeded acres with excellent irrigated production incorporating two fields under center pivot planted to Timothy and Alfalfa as well as additional grass fields under fixed sprinkler. The irrigation on the property is designed to be efficient and easy to operate. Also included are a very nice set of working improvements comprised of a home, barn, shop and corrals. The 4 bedroom/3 bath home also has an attached 2 car garage plus a motor home garage. The home is dated and features incredible views of Castle Rock and the South Fork Valley. The shop has a wood working bay, a metal working bay, and a welding bay. The barn features two indoor stalls and several outdoor stalls. The pole fencing makes it an ideal equestrian property. This is an excellent opportunity to own a working agricultural unit in the most desired location in Cody, Wyoming

Charlie Powers , Powers Land Brokerage, LLC

195.00 ACRES
Jackson Hole Horse Property ,offering a lot more than just a Ranch, reduced

Wilson, Teton County, Wyoming

This wooded 4.66 acre property is for sale by Owner, waiting on a new guide to take over as caretaker of the land, to come enjoy the tireless view of the "Grand" overlooking the open pastures for our horses and the creeks and ponds. We are in Tucker Ranch, on the Exclusive West Bank of Jackson Hole, a unique property affording the owner with the opportunity to be your own guide to an adventure, an adventure living in the Hole. We are talking about a lifestyle , an experience of La Segunda Vida, or the warm up to heaven. Whether you bring your family on vacation or stay year round, lay out the buffalo robes as a welcome mat for friends or clients, or an investor looking for a great investment, or on the lam or avoiding the news which would make your head explode-- well you will have found heaven. As an owner you will have access to a privately stocked 35 acre Tucker Lake, and if looking for the big fishing holes take a short 500 yard walk and enjoy our private access to the Snake River. The property itself in fact encompasses a compound retreat of 5 separate structures centered on the lodge pole pine Main House, and surrounded by a detached log Guest House/3 car Garage, a Summer outdoor Kitchen featuring professional appliances, a heated cedar Greenhouse with water, and a barn with three stalls, hay storage, loft, tack and wash rooms, and a 785 sq ft caretakers apartment. During ski season as many as 16 people have slept comfortably here , and during the summer when even more folks show up, you go to the bunk beds in the bunk house, or as some grandkids prefer, pitch a teepee or tent in the woods. The property was designed for privacy with the three larger structures being fully self sufficient accommodations, but close enough to the Main House or Summer Kitchen for entertaining and family gatherings, which has hosted several 200 person events. The property comes with virtually unlimited water rights dating from the 1800s, with water as cold as ice and crystal clear from 2 wells. Lastly for the wildlife lover you will soon fall in love with the "locals", and if you are like most folks around here you will need a digital camera with a big memory to capture the bald eagles and nest right off the property line, the herds of elk, Mama Moose and her twins, the horses out in the pasture, coyotes, foxes, deer, squirrels, chipmunks, humming birds, owls, and the occasional bear seeking refuge from a fire. You will soon realize that you really do live in your own park, yet surrounded by the rival national park system. It is a very special place, and we have no geysers. Please Go to our Featured Website for more Information: www.tuckerranchproperty.com

Russell Magarity , and Jackson Hole Real Estate Company

4.66 ACRES
5785 SQ FT
Brinkerhoff Ranch

Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming

Seldom do true working ranches of this scale come on the market in the Sheridan, WY area. This cattle and hunting ranch is just a short 15 minute drive east from downtown Sheridan, WY is all set up and ready to go with an owner-rated carrying capacity of about 600 animal units. Once owned by the Williams Brothers, owners of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, this ranch has 9,323± deeded acres along with 1,120± acres of State of Wyoming lease and 320± acres of BLM for a combined 11,071± total acres. One can understand why a business entity like the Cincinnati Reds would like a ranch like Brinkerhoff. It embodies all the prerequisites of a good investment and then some. From solid and predictable annual operating profits to long term capital gains appreciation and, not to mention, personal enjoyment and recreation from almost all the big and small game hunting opportunities, this great ranch should be in every successful investor’s portfolio. Operationally, It is a solid grazing ranch with good soils and good grasses, well known for excellent gains, cow longevity and high retention rates. Stock water reservoirs and piped water from water-wells provide good stock water throughout the ranch; plus good roads provide access throughout the entire ranch making access very convenient and management much easier. There is also three-phase power through much of the ranch. Additionally, Prairie Dog Creek courses through the ranch carrying the valuable water that helps make this ranch so productive with adjudicated water rights and supplemental shares of Kearney Reservoir water. The Prairie Dog Creek valley has some of the best soils in all the region making it a very productive area for growing crops. The ranch has about 263± acres mostly under pivots using adjudicated water Prairie Dog and supplemental water rights. There are also an additional ±140 acres under pivot that are irrigated using Prairie Dog water, but under special conditions. (See water rights documents for more information.) Under the sprinklers sing adjudicated water, the irrigated ground has historically produced about 4 tons of alfalfa hay per acre per year in two to three cuttings, while one circle grows corn for silage used for feeding calves in the 500-hd back-grounding lot at the headquarters. Besides grazing, this ranch is well suited for wildlife. The diverse and rough terrain, with excellent an excellent array of native grasses and juniper cover, provides excellent habitat for trophy caliber mule deer, many antelope and even elk; plus, an array of upland game birds such as Huns, sharp-tailed grouse, sage grouse and turkeys, plus pheasants abound in the lower areas (there is a hunting lease for pheasant, grouse and partridges until March 1, 2019). Whether you want elk or deer hunting, or premium bird hunting and this ranch has it in a private and beautiful setting where you can enjoy the beautiful vistas of the Big Horn Mountains from just about everywhere on the ranch. The ranch has 3 residences and two other small cabins – all are in good shape and well cared for. The other improvements include numerous shops and livestock sheds. The main equipment shop is only a few years old and has a concrete floor; and it is heated and insulated. Theres also a larger pole barn used for equipment storage that is also quite new and is large enough to easily store all the main farm equipment. The ranch has a 20,000 lb. certified scale for weighing livestock as well as hydraulic chutes for handling cattle and steel crowd alleys and chutes. This is definitely a rare opportunity to own ranch this close to Sheridan with all the attributes needed in a working ranch, but with the recreational and hunting amenities one would hope to find and of course enjoy. Please call us for more information or to schedule a showing. *Actual total acres includes land fenced into the ranch due to topography and fences of convenience, which is 308± acres more than the leased and deeded land. (Special note – Owner will include cattle and equipment in the offering by a separate agreement and price, so if youre interested in this option, please contact us.) Please contact us for a ranch brochure.

John Chase , Chase Brothers Properties, LLC

11,071.00 ACRES
2028 SQ FT
Beaver Creek Ranch

Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming

Unspoiled, spectacular, exceptional, private: The Beaver Creek Ranch, just west of Big Horn and Sheridan, WY and perfectly situated in the foothills of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, is truly unspoiled, spectacular, exceptional and private. The word legacy is perhaps too often used when describing ranches, but in this case, a true legacy ranch will be passed on to the next steward. In an area where true legacy ranches seldom come on the market, this offering represents an opportunity of a lifetime for someone who has their heartstrings pulled by the Big Horn Mountains and her lovely foothills. It’s the consummate Big Horn ranch, complete with unparalleled privacy without being remote and the most uninterrupted and beautiful views of the Big Horn Mountains you will find anywhere. The exquisite homes harmoniously compliment the landscape, which is filled with all wildlife indigenous to the area and an agricultural component of pleasing, productive hay fields. The 1,945± acre ranch comes complete with good water rights for irrigation, excellent barns and out-buildings, ponds for fishing, and plenty of trophy game like elk, mule deer and white-tail deer, not to mention game birds and many other species from a well-protected natural environment. The ranch has been managed with wildlife habitat as a priority while producing cattle and hay. Seldom can you find a feeling of extensive views while also having a feeling of private intimacy with the surroundings, but Beaver Creek Ranch accomplishes both in a unique way. There is no huge overhead sign signifying a monument to self here as you enter, but rather, it’s a humble, nondescript entrance blending humility with quiet sophistication that reflects the true nature and essence of the way people have lived and ranched here for over 100 years along the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. As you enter the ranch, you notice that it’s both a working ranch and an exceptional wildlife habitat, meticulously cared for. As you approach the owner’s residence, you’ll think you’ve taken a wrong turn as you head further in to the beauty of the foothills. One you reach the mature stand of Ash trees that hides it, you’ll be amazed at the completely hidden and intimately nestled, private 6,000+ sf home that opens up to the pure glory of the foothills and Big Horn Mountains from all the rooms and on out to the patio, lawn and bass pond. You’re only 15 minutes from Sheridan and 10 minutes from Big Horn, but it feels like the rest of the world doesn’t even matter, because you’ve just arrived back home in the best setting you can imagine. The guest home is just a smaller version of the owner’s residence with tremendous views and privacy as well. Two other homes provide a manager’s residence and a caretaker’s residence, plus the barn provides a nice apartment that would comfortably accommodate a groom or someone caring for cattle during calving season. This Wyoming ranch for sale perfectly suits horses, cattle and just as importantly, wildlife. It is a grazing/hunting/recreation ranch, designed to offer premium hunting and fishing while maintaining its health through planned grazing. Whether you want elk or deer hunting, or premium bird hunting and excellent fishing, this ranch has it in one of the most private and beautiful settings you’ll ever experience. This ranch supports a herd of 120± cows and has ample irrigation and water rights. The irrigation system- mostly all gravity-fed sprinklers, is thoughtfully designed to flow with no pumps and it’s completely redundant and manipulated with only valves, which means easy application without worries of pumps failing. Grazing has been managed in harmony with the wildlife for generations and all the past stewardship of the ranch is reflected in its healthy soils and rich habitat. This is a premium ranch in a polo hotbed. The Beaver Creek Ranch would make an ideal location for a polo field since this area is already one of the premier polo attractions during the summer months. The Big Horn area has two polo venues each summer; one at the Flying H Polo Club and the other at the Big Horn Polo Club. Since 1893, polo has had a presence in Big Horn and today it is steadily growing with new players finding the high quality of life in Sheridan and Big Horn to be exceptional. Several patrons have recently purchased their own ranches for polo and to enjoy all that this area of Wyoming has to offer. The Sheridan area is synonymous with high quality of life. We have coined the phrase “cowboy-cosmopolitan”, which we think perfectly described the ambiance and level of sophistication without the attitude. It’s still much as it always has been, casual, real and where handshakes still mean something. People really do make the difference here. The friendliness and unpretentious cowboy culture add to the flavor of the community and make the natural beauty of our landscapes even more inviting. Once you’re here, you’ll learn why those who live here wouldn’t trade it for anything. Speaking of what else Wyoming has to offer; we have the most “tax-friendly” state with our very low taxes. There are no personal or corporate state income taxes here and there are no state capital gains taxes. Additional acreage may be available.

John Chase , Chase Brothers Properties, LLC

1,928.00 ACRES
5788 SQ FT

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