Diamond Tail Ranch
Diamond Tail Ranch embodies the iconic image of an authentic Rocky Mountain ranch, encompassing a picturesque valley at the base of snow-capped peaks with a trout-filled river flowing through lush meadows and mountain pastures that are home to abundant wildlife and thriving livestock. This best-in-class property offers the optimal blend of scenery, accessibility, privacy, water, wildlife, recreation, and a sustainable agricultural operation that supports the entire ranch. Assembled over decades by a stewardship-minded family, this extraordinary ranch combines all these sought-after characteristics into one complete and balanced package.
Diamond Tail Ranch is a massive holding, with 17,656± deeded acres and 20,225± leased acres held by the ranch, combining for a total of 37,881± acres. This equates to over 59 square miles, and it is all in one single contiguous block, which is unusual for a ranch of this magnitude. Although the scale of the ranch is impressive, it is the abundance of water and the diverse landscape found within its boundaries, that truly make it stand out. The ranch encompasses a lush river valley at its heart, and rises up into the surrounding mountains, with copious amounts of water pouring onto it from all sides. An astonishing 27 miles of river and streams flow within its boundaries, highlighted by 11.5 miles of the Laramie River. All this water provides outstanding private fishing for wild trout, and an incredible 307.6± cfs of senior water rights used to irrigate expansive hay meadows. A wide variety of prime wildlife habitats are spread throughout the deeded lands, and together with the surrounding Wilderness, National Forest and BLM lands, result in prolific game populations, with huge herds of elk and pronghorn, plus moose and deer.
Complementing the scenic beauty and recreational attractions of Diamond Tail Ranch is its successful agricultural operation, well known for its commercial bison. Its 750± head bison herd is augmented by a ranch cattle herd of 350± head plus another 450± head that are brought in for the summer grazing season. A refined collection of quality improvements provide comfortable accommodations for the owners, their guests and staff. Despite its secluded mountain valley locale, Diamond Tail is easily accessible 45± minutes from all services in Laramie, Wyoming, including the commercial airport, and only 2-3 hours from the Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver metro areas.
Steeped in historical significance, natural resources and ecological importance, Diamond Tail Ranch is one of the most appealing and significant mountain ranches to become available in years. It is exceptionally rare to find such a diverse and well-watered ranch running on over 37,800 contiguous acres, spanning a beautiful river valley, and no existing conservation easement. Even more compelling is the optimal blend of a successful agricultural component that supports the ownership of the ranch, without interfering with its recreational attributes.