The Wyoming ranch for sale is a complete, well balanced cattle operation located in the high plains northwest of Laramie, WY. With 24 pastures for rotational grazing, 1,500+ acres of irrigated fields, and a 1,000 head feedlot, this is a very productive ranch. The ranch is well suited for commercial cattle, purebred breeding cattle or a yearling stocker operation. Currently, the owners rate the ranch as a 1,000+ head cow/calf operation. The ranch has a good distribution of water ensuring cattle do not have to travel far for drinking water. Thorbardin Ranch is close to the amenities of Laramie and all the University of Wyoming hometown has to offer. Hunting, outdoor recreation and exceptional fishing can be enjoyed on the ranch and in the immediate area.
Laramie, WY takes its name from Jacques LaRamie, a French-Canadian trapper who disappeared in the Laramie Mountains in the late 1810’s and was never heard from again. Laramie, like many Wyoming towns, was founded because of the Union Pacific transcontinental railroad. It was a rough and tumble town and home to many Old West outlaws. Laramie’s most famous outlaws included “Big” Steve Long, Con Moyer, and Ace Moyer. It is also home to the Territorial Prison and Old West Park. The Territorial Prison was built in 1872 and is famous for being one-time home to the likes of Butch Cassidy, Dany Parker and Clark “The Kid” Pelton. The prison became a stock farm in the early 1900s. The Thorbardin Ranch was homesteaded by the Carroll family of whom many area landmarks are named after. On the Thorbardin Ranch are the Carroll Lakes.
There are many miles of private roads and trails on the Thorbardin ranch that are ideal for horseback riding or four wheeler riding. The Thorbardin Ranch has generous populations of antelope and other wildlife for viewing and hunting opportunities. Many of the reservoirs host a variety of waterfowl as they migrate through the area. The ranch also offers mule deer and some upland game birds within its boundaries. Elk hunting and mountain fishing are just a short distance away in the Medicine Bow National Forest, which offers thousands of acres of scenic recreational lands available for public use. On the south border of the Thorbardin Ranch, the Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge provides and protects key habitat for waterfowl and many species of shore birds.