Hidden Meadows Ranch

Named for its rolling tree covered hills, grass covered meadows, canyons, and creek bottom, Hidden Meadows Ranch is “a private scenic ranch with end of the road privacy”. Set along the Rawhide Range, it is fenced and cross fenced with approximately two miles of Patton Creek running through the ranch. Located between Glendo and Guernsey Reservoirs, the ranch has year around access and is less than three hours from Denver. There are elk, mule and whitetail deer, antelope and wild turkeys on the ranch along with fishing in the ranch’s fish pond. Improvements include a four bedroom, two and one half bath home, three sheds with nine horse runs, hay shed, tack and workshop along with cattle holding area. Hidden Meadows is the right size ranch for a small cattle/horse operation, hunting/fishing retreat or the perfect ranch getaway.

Hidden Meadows Ranch is located just north of the quaint western town of Hartville and 15 miles north of Guernsey, population 1,200. The county seat of Wheatland is just west and both towns have a variety of restaurants, shopping, motels, medical services, golf courses and private jet air service capability. The ranch is located along the Rawhide Range, just east of the famed Texas Trail where during the 1800’s herds of cattle were trailed north. The area is rich in western history, with the Oregon Trail, Pony Express Trail, and the Cheyenne to Deadwood Stage Route nearby. Fifty miles northwest is Douglas, site of the annual state fair, and the ranch is within 25 to 40 minutes from the county seat of four Wyoming counties. Wyoming has a statewide population of 467,000 and there is no state income tax.

Property Details
Hidden Meadows ranch consists of 2,560 acres, with end of the road privacy. Spanning two miles north to south and two miles east to west, the ranch was once the hunting grounds of the Sioux Indians as well as the location of several battles. The property has a variety of terrain including creek bottom along Patton Creek, sub-irrigated meadows surrounded by ponderosa tree-covered hills, and canyons from 4,900 feet to 5,300 feet. There are outstanding grassy meadows spread throughout the ranch providing excellent grazing capability along with good winter protection. Abundant water from Patton Creek flows through the ranch for approximately two miles. There are three windmills and one solar powered submersible well – all with stock tanks providing water in three different pastures. The ranch has been operated with 100 cow/calf pair year around or 225 yearlings for six months. Hidden Meadows Ranch offers a multitude of possibilities with outstanding scenery (50 mile views including Laramie Peak to the west), and abundant wildlife that includes elk, deer, antelope, wild turkey. It is perfect for the hobby rancher, small cattle operation, horse ranch or scenic hideaway.


The ranch has a four bedroom, two and a half bathroom log sided house with a green steel roof. There are three sheds with nine stalls and runs to accommodate horses with underground water lines and frost free hydrants. Two round pens, one 45’ and one 110’ with an attached cattle holding pen, ideal for training, cutting, sorting or reining. There is a 10’ X 12’ feed shed, hay storage shed and a 20’ X 30’ workshop with tack room. From the corrals, there are four turnout pastures with sheds, all with live water. From these turnout areas, the pasture sizes gradually get larger, ideal for control of livestock.

While in a scenic historic area, the ranch is ideally situated for the outdoor enthusiast and sportsman. The ranch has outstanding game including elk, mule and whitetail deer, antelope and wild turkey. The ranch is located between Glendo and Guernsey Reservoirs which are considered two of the top reservoirs in the state for water sports as well as fishing for trout, walleye, large mouth bass, crappie and channel cat. A short distance away is Fort Laramie, Gray Rocks Reservoir and the Register Cliffs. For a different experience and an easy two hour drive north are the Black Hills and Deadwood, South Dakota.

Water Rights
Hidden Meadows Ranch has water rights from Patton Creek, irrigating 50 acres and includes 11.5 acre feet of water storage in the ranches own reservoir. There are four stock water wells and two domestic wells.

Real Estate Taxes
Taxes paid for the year 2005 are $548.00.

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Hidden Meadows Ranch – Hartville, WY