The Horizon S Ranch is located in Northwest Wyoming along the western edge of the Big Horn Basin. The southern Absorka front is the western buffer to the Owl Creek Valley, and the 12,000+ foot peaks feed the flow of Owl Creek as it makes it’s way to the Big Horn River. The town of Thermopolis is just 17 miles east of the ranch, connected by Wyoming Highway 170. Thermopolis is a town of around 3700 people and sits on the banks of one of the most popular fly fishing rivers in the west, the Big Horn. Boasting an airport, hospital, top tier public schools, Wyoming Dinosaur Center, and the “world’s largest mineral hot springs”. Hot Springs State Park is a popular year around tourist attraction with its swimming pools and water parks along side the popular river. Hot Springs County economy is driven by energy, agriculture, and tourism. The favorable tax climate of Wyoming as well as the areas normally mild weather and unsurpassed outdoor recreation opportunities make it a growing destination for relocation.
Size and Description:
The Horizon S Ranch consists of 429+/- acres bordering a meandering stretch of Owl Creek for approximately 2 miles. There are approximately 75 acres of subirrigated creek bottom with the nearly all the remaining acres of the property under irrigation. Water is supplied by private ditch and is subject to assessment from the Owl Creek Irrigation District. Fields are irrigated with gated poly pipe and open ditch. Supplemental supply can be sourced from a registered well. Fields have been leveled for water utilization. The property has a modest 1918 built home and corrals with small shop, as well as a 1988 38×72 metal shop building.
The ranch is holder of premier water rights for Wyoming and this area. It has 362 acres of Federal Reserve Decree 1868 water rights. Along with these rights there are rights from two registered irrigation well for additional supply. Situated below the confluence of 3 major tributaries of Owl Creek, it’s senior rights allow it to have reliable water. Water is delivered via headgate in Owl Creek and gravity fed to poly gated pipe to the hayfields. The irrigation system has been modernized with underground pipe, risers and ditches that make flood irrigation simple. The permitted wells for additional supply are open pit in the alluvials and could be utilized if modernizing the farm with pivots was undertaken.
Assessments are noted below
Owl Creek Irrigation: $1445.91
The house is a 1700 sq. ft 3 bedroom 1 bath home with an add on porch, built about 1918 and has had modest improvements over the years. Corrals are adequate to work cattle and have an open face calving shed and attached barn. There are 2 farm utility buildings and equipment sheds along with a 38×72 metal frame building. The property is in good condition and ready to go.
Community Amenities, State of Wyoming:
The Horizon S is located in Hot Springs County, situated in the Northwest corner of Wyoming. Surrounded by the Absaroka and Big Horn Mountains and laying at the southern end of the Big Horn Basin, the ranch has the benefits of a mild climate in the form of cool summers and mild winters. Lying 17 miles west of the town of Thermopolis, the community boasts an airport, hospital, and K-12 schools. The area is a destination for hunters, fisherman, and tourists looking to explore the Dinosaur Center and the Mineral Hot Springs in the Hot Springs State Park. Located about 110 miles from Yellowstone park, 150 miles from Billings Montana and 120 miles from Casper Wyoming. Wyoming enjoys one of the most business friendly environments in the nation and benefits from no state tax and no personal tax.
Tax & Assessments: 2019: $2453.92 (including irrigation)
INFORMATION ON HORIZON S RANCH WAS OBTAINED FROM SOURCES DEEMED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IS NOT GUARANTEED BY WESTERN LAND SALES OR THE SELLER. THIS OFFERING IS SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE, PRICE CHANGE, CORRECTION OR WITHDRAWAL WITHOUT NOTICE.