The Hole in the Wall Valley Ranch in Kaycee Wyoming is a diverse holding that presents many beautiful and unique features. From lush creek bottoms and irrigated hay fields, to high and dynamic rock bluffs and outcroppings, this ranch has many of Wyoming’s best characteristics.
The Hole in the Wall Valley Ranch totals 4,334 +/- acres, of which 1,800 +/- acres are deeded and 2,534 +/- acres are BLM lease. The elevation of the Wyoming ranch ranges between 5,000’to 5,800 feet above sea level.
The topography varies from beautiful alluvial creek bottoms to dramatic red bluffs and mahogany ridges. The two creeks, Beaver Creek and Blue Creek have good populations of Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout. Beaver Creek has meandering stands of Cottonwood and Willow trees that provide great habitat for the resident populations of Whitetail and Mule Deer. The high ridges are covered with thick mahogany that provide excellent habitat for Mule Deer. These ridges hold good populations of Chukar Partridge. On the east side of the ranch there are native grass plains with brushy ravines that host Antelope, Sage Grouse and Hungarian Partridge.
The Hole in the Wall Valley Ranch is located in historic Barnum Red Wall Country, 17 miles west of Kaycee, Wyoming, at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains. The property is easily accessed by going west out of Kaycee on the Mayoworth Road, Highway 191, for ½ mile, and then turning south on the Barnum Road, Highway 190.
This Wyoming ranch is equipped with good working improvements making it a suitable operation for cattle, horses, recreational use or combination thereof. North of the main improvements is a second premises that has power, a well, and a septic system. This would make a great location for a ranch headquarters away from the working end of the operation. It is nestled in on the creek bottom with beautiful views and an abundance of wildlife to watch from a new residence.
The Hole in the Wall valley is filled with the history of the American Indian and notorious outlaws. When entering the valley and the property, you pass between two high red rock cliffs that are referred to as the Red Wall. This is the actual “Hole in the Wall”, as it was the only entrance (hole) into the valley. The outlaws Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid, and Big Nosed George Curry frequented this area, even homesteading on the Blue Creek that runs through the land. A stage line from Arminto to Kaycee traveled down the valley through the wall, and another over the mountain to Tensleep. Mail and groceries where delivered to the homesteaders and ranches by these stages from each destination. Even today, there is no public access road through the valley to the south, or over the mountain, and a dead end to the north. This valley provides isolation without being isolated from the modern world. Dull Knife Battlefield lies at the north end of the valley, the Outlaw Trail to the south (some refer to it as the Hole in the Wall Trail), and the Outlaw Cave is in Powder River Canyon about half way up the mountain to the south. Nestled between the Red Wall and the foot of the Big Horn Mountains, this area is historic, private, and filled with awesome beauty.