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Fischer Ranch , Wyoming
Property Types: Vacant Land, Ranches for Sale
Activities & Amenities
The historic Fischer Ranch offers 3,765 acres conveniently located off Highway 287 just 30 Northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado and 40 minutes South of Laramie, Wyoming. Straddling the state line, this unique offering has excellent topography, location, and privacy with paved access to the front gate. This historic cattle ranch is the perfect year-round retreat for the outdoor enthusiast. Excellent hunting for mule deer, elk and antelope exist within the boundaries of the ranch and the intermixed state land. The location off of Highway 287 gives excellent access year-round with extreme privacy to the ranch headquarters that sits adjacent to Fish Creek. The spring fed creeks are teeming with brook and brown trout. Ponderosa covered hills with amazing rock formations and watered bottoms dominate the landscape of this historic acreage. This ranch creates the feel of the old west.
Beautiful interior landscapes mixed with gorgeous vistas of the Mummy Range and the Rawah (ray-wah) Wilderness offer those famous world class Colorado views. The ranch is also just 40 minutes to Laramie, Wyoming which also offers many amenities.
The ranch is a mix of short gramma grasses and sub-irrigated bottomland and the current owners run about 200 mother cows for 5-6 months a year. The ranch has historically been hayed but currently the owners are only grazing the sub-irrigated and irrigated bottoms.
The hunting on the ranch is excellent with approximately 320 acres located in Colorado and the balance of the property located in Wyoming. Currently, the Colorado tags for elk are over the counter for Archery, 2nd and 3rd seasons. The Wyoming portion of the ranch offers 2 elk, mule deer and antelope landowner vouchers for the owners of the ranch by draw. The area has more resident elk than ever before and herds move locally creating great opportunities during all seasons. There is an excellent migration of elk on and through this ranch during the later seasons. Quality bulls up to 350 have frequented the ranch with a good representative bull being 300 inches. Mule deer have done well over the past years and good deer between 160” and 180” can be harvested.
This historical ranch lends to an authentic "Western" experience and is a beautiful place to not only hunt and fish but to enjoy hiking, climbing, mountain biking or riding quads through the open prairie and pasture land. The home itself has a beautiful kitchen and living room with a nice fireplace to snuggle up to on a cool night. The views from the house are of Home Rock and Fish Creek Rock. The views are fantastic during different times of day, when the light gleems and creates a picture perfect surrounding.
The history that surrounds this ranch dates back to the late 1800's when Mr. Keyes retired to this ranch on the North side of Fish Creek. The orginal homesteads were secured by the Keyes and Hawkes families. Today some of the sheds and the root cellar still remain part of this historical property. History also states that this land was a point of the historical Overland Trail. The very dirt road through the property was the Overland Trail Road. The main house and barns that are on Fish Creek in front of Home Rock were homesteaded by the Hawkes family. Mr. Hawkes had a passion for stone masonry and built the litte stone shed located next to the garage.
The ranch has excellent potential for a conservation easement for a buyer that would like to benefit financially from protecting the ranch in perpetuity. Or to simply enjoy its beautiful balance of nature, hunting or fishing, recreation and rich history.
For your private tour, contact Dax Hayden at 303.619.6774