Crippled Spider-Boulder, WY
The Crippled Spider Ranch is an 880+ acre ranch in Sublette County Wyoming. The property sits where the high open plains meet the magnificent Wind River Range, home to some of the highest, most scenic, and remote wilderness in the lower 48. Located on the East Fork Big Sandy Road approximately 30 miles southeast of Pinedale and 20 miles southeast of Boulder, the Ranch is remote, yet has excellent access off county maintained roads. Boulder has a population of 75, Pinedale has a population of around 2000 and the elevation at the ranch is 7100 feet. It is 100 miles to Jackson Wyoming, 170 miles to Idaho Falls, and 200 miles to Salt Lake City.
The Ranch consists of several components that make this property unique among ranch property in Wyoming.
First is the well thought out improvements that allows the owners a multidimensional approach to independent rural living. The ranch consists of numerous recently built structures, as well as several refurbished historic ranch cabins and sheds from the early 1900’s.
The 2010 built home is 3732 sq. foot and includes a complete mother in-law suite, and oversized 2 stall garage. The main level is two bathrooms with 3 bedrooms, and the suite is one bath and 1 bedroom. This home takes in one of the most scenic views Wyoming has to offer.
The original house is a 980’ ranch home built in 1930 and refurbished by the owners.
The guest quarters is a 512’ frame cabin with kitchen and bathroom.
The 130’X54’ ft shop/garage/apartment is a metal steel frame finished building. Insulated and heated as well as passive solar, it has 30 foot overhead doors and a partition. There is a finished laundry and shower room with an inside and outside entrance. The finished apartment is 1140 sq. ft with wood heat.
Year around food production on a property at 7000 feet elevation in Wyoming is hardly common. But, when you have a 4000 square foot professionally designed greenhouse in an area that gets over 234 days of sunshine per year it just makes sense. In addition, the ranch has a metal frame with concrete floor Cold Storage building. This allows the owners to process all their meat on site. All done with modern, mechanical handling and processing equipment.
Various other improvements include:
800’ open slab RV Hookup
1160’ concrete slab RV Hookup with retaining wall
2400’ pole barn equipment shed
12×12 rehabbed homesteader cabin
In addition there are several small loafing and tool sheds
Pipe and panel corrals with cattle feeding and handling facilities complete with tub and alleys.
Water is supplied by 4, 100 foot deep wells with ample capacity for all the facilities on the ranch. The quality is very good.
The ranch is bisected by the South Fork of Muddy Creek, a classic cold water fishery. Local fishing guides pay a trespass fee to access the property for clients. The creek and two large ponds hold big rainbow and brown trout. The surrounding sage and native grass landscape provides feed cover and water to the area’s large elk, mule deer, and antelope herds.
Agriculture production has historically used the irrigated meadows to grow a crop of hay then be used for grazing through the remainder of the season. A 35 acre T&L pivot and open ditch is utilized to irrigate the approximately 70 acres of adjudicated meadow ground. The nearly 500 acres of dryland pasture is used for spring/early summer grazing while the lush meadows are irrigated and harvested.
The Crippled Spider Ranch offers the opportunity to create a self-sufficient lifestyle in a vast and sparsely populated area and still have access to modern conveniences. With it’s first class infrastructure and abundant natural resources, there are many options. Income streams from livestock, hospitality, and agribusiness have all been utilized on this ranch. It is large enough to accommodate multiple families who wanted to seize the opportunity to create an independent lifestyle. This offering is a rare opportunity in the heart of Big Wonderful Wyoming.
This offering also has 6 lots of 40+ acres with access and utilities nearby. Pricing and availability upon request.
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