Just 12 minutes from downtown Lander, Wyoming, this 190 acre ranch has a 3/4-mile stretch of the Little Popo Agie River directly through the property. The property lies just below the confluence of the Little Popo Agie River from the Lander slope, and Red Canyon Creek along the historic Red Canyon. The home is seated in an ideal location along Red Canyon Road with exceptional riverfront access. Land The land is situated along the Little Popo Agie (Puh - Po Shuh) River where the water begins to lose velocity as it flows from the foothills of the Wind River Range into the river bottom.
The property is just downstream from the confluence of Red Canyon Creek and the Little Popo Agie River. This property has a large portion of riverbottom with healthy vegetation along the stream path and hay crops along the irrigated bottom. Climbing from the river bottom, the vegetation transitions to range land consisting of sage brush, bitter brush, and native rhizomatous grasses with mixed juniper patches along the canyon ridge. The property borders BLM public land and has a BLM grazing permit currently allowing 148 AUM in the Red Canyon AMP allotment from May 15th to August 16th allowing late growth to help manage the critical wildlife wintering ground surrounding.
Improvements The house is a 3700 square foot, 3 bedroom 2 bath split level home with back patio feet from the river's edge. There are 2 loafing sheds with a corral and utility building on the property.
Recreation Sinks Canyon State Park is slightly north along the East face of the Wind River Range towards Lander, Wyoming. The area just east of the Shoshone National Forest, bordered by Bureau of Land Management land, and Nature Conservancy land allows endless opportunities for outdoor exploration deep into the many layers of the Wind River Range. Beyond nearby hunting and fishing opportunity, the bordering public land allows for everything from horseback/backpacking to camping in the nearby area.
Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources The property has a domestic well with an output of 12 CFS from the 200-foot well with the water table at 60 ft. The current owner has a BLM grazing permit for 148 AUM in the Red Canyon AMP Allotment.
Region & Climate The elevation of the property ranges from 5,500 to 5,850 feet. Located at the base of the foothills, this property sits along the Lander slope of the Wind River Range with the Little Popo Agie River running through. The average annual precipitation is 13.23 inches with an average annual snowfall of 87.6 inches at the Lander Airport. The mean daily temperature of the area averages 23 degrees in the winter and 68 degrees in the summer.
History Playing a key role in the development of the Lander Valley, Red Canyon has a deep history that helped incorporate the town of Lander in 1890. The location of this ranch sits directly in an area observed for its unique geologic characteristics. The vibrant beauty of the red sandstone layers glowing over the fertile valley below on a cool spring morning will leave you lost for words.
The Little Popo Agie River is the southernmost fork of the 3 forks of Popo Agie River along the Wind River Range. The word Popo Agie (pronounced "Puh - Po Shuh") is Crow Indian language meaning "gurgling river." There are traces of Native American migrations across Red Canyon and Lander Valley that date back over 10,000 years, specifically the Eastern Shoshone lived as far back as 8,000 years ago. The first mountain men entered the Lander Valley and Red Canyon in 1811. The first migration trains of Europeans began in 1836 and by the mid 1860s, the area was known for its gold mining potential and the discovery of the Dallas Dome for oil near South Pass City and Atlantic City. When the Chicago & Northwest railroad ended in Lander in 1906 the wagon service moving between Atlantic City and Lander stopped and Lander became known as the town "Where Rails end and Trails Begin."
Location Along US Highway 28, this property is on Red Canyon Road only 12 minutes south of Lander, Wyoming. Red Canyon Road follows the Little Popo Agie River for ~ 1 mile West to the property.
The property is only 12 minutes from downtown Lander, Wyoming (Population: 7,530) and the Lander Hunt Field Airport. The Riverton Regional Airport is 45 minutes from the property.