Upper French Creek Ranch is located along the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains in the French Creek valley just a short drive northwest of Buffalo, WY. Access is by paved highway to the gate. At approximately 2,605± total acres, 1,647± deeded, and ranging in elevations that climb from 5,000 feet up to 6,780 feet at its highest point on North Ridge, this spectacular ranch offers beautiful and varying views of the Bighorn Mountains, French Creek and the surrounding valley from everywhere on the property. This ranch for sale can also be combined* with the adjacent North Ridge Ranch for sale.
Upper French Creek Ranch is primarily used for livestock grazing and current owners operate it as a ranch. As such, it is capable of running approximately 50-60 pairs; perfect for someone who wants to have a small cattle operation. It could serve as a nice base for a small purebred cattle operation, or a great place to raise and ride horses. The irrigated meadows provide a nice compliment to the native grasslands, providing a balance of forage and flexibility for a grazing program. The ranch has a State of Wyoming grazing lease on 640 acres and also has a 57-AUM BLM lease for livestock grazing. Not overly improved, the ranch has a modest 2-story home that could easily serve as a manager’s residence, which is near the barn, shop, corrals and working facilities. There is also a 5-acre building site still available for a future buyer to build a new home to enjoy the wonderful valley and views. With a Nature Conservancy Easement to protect the natural plants, wildlife, and scenic view sheds, from further development this ranch will remain largely as it is today.**
Though currently operated for agriculture use, the recreational amenities of the ranch are not to be overlooked, nor is the chance to unwind, relax and enjoy life far from the stress of urban living. Whether you want to retire, or just a place to escape permanently or periodically, you’ll immediately enjoy the Wyoming way of life here. Significant ecological diversity and plenty of open-space provides natural habitat for pronghorn antelope, mule deer, white tail and seasonal elk; not to mention Hungarian Partridge, some Sharp Tail Grouse and other upland birds and water fowl. French Creek meanders through the cottonwood lined riparian zone for roughly 1.5 miles.
Not often do foothill ranches in the greater Buffalo area come on the market that are this close to town, with the ease of access, productivity and recreational amenities like Upper French Creek Ranch.
Please call if you’d like for more information or if you’d like to schedule a showing of this fine property.
North Ridge Ranch can be purchased in total, or in part with Upper French Creek Ranch, which might make a really nice combination. Please inquire for more information.
For information on the Nature Conservancy Easement please contact us.