Split Rock Ranch

Muddy Gap, Wyoming Cattle Ranch

Approximately 200,000 total acres with 12 miles of the Sweetwater River, Split Rock Ranch is located in south-central Wyoming on the historic Oregon & Mormon Trails between Casper and Lander. The ranch has very diverse terrain from scenic timbered mountains and canyons to river bottom with rolling grasslands and irrigated meadows. There are three sets of improvements with six homes and six sets of working corrals. The ranch runs 1,750 cow/calf pair plus bulls and horses, has four pivot sprinklers and puts up 3,200 tons of hay. Split Rock Ranch is a large production ranch with endless western scenery and wildlife.

Split Rock Ranch is situated in central southern Wyoming along the historic Oregon Trail in Carbon, Fremont, and Natrona Counties. The ranch is approximately 50 miles north of Rawlins, 80 miles west of Casper and 80 miles south of Lander near Jeffery City – a few hour’s drive from the resorts of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. US Highway 287 provides year-round access to the ranch with private air service in Rawlins, Riverton or Lander and commercial service in Casper.

Property Description:
The Split Rock Ranch is a large cattle ranch expanding approximately 36 miles north to south and 13 miles wide. Originally two ranches, the Diamond Hook and Split Rock, the Split Rock Ranch is joined by Highway 287 and has excellent year-round accessibility. The ranch has varied terrain from river bottom along the Sweetwater River, seasonal creeks, forested mountains, open grasslands, canyons and high rock ridges. Elevations range from 6,700 feet along the river to over 9,200 feet on Whiskey Peak, part of the Green Mountain Range.

Split Rock Ranch acreage consists of:

Approximately 16,000 Deeded Acres
Approximately 123,727 BLM Leased Acres
Approximately 14,000 State Leased Acres
Approximately 40,000 Private Leased Acres
193,727 Total Acres

The ranch improvements are in three locations and include six homes and two one-room cabins. There is one roping arena and six sets of working corrals strategically placed around the ranch for proper cattle management.

Stock Water and Water Rights:
There are extensive water resources throughout the ranch providing stock water, including 12 miles of the Sweetwater River. Over thirty-five miles of underground pipeline provides water from three springs. Large 15,000-gallon stock tanks are located at one to two-mile intervals along the pipeline. There are ten stock water wells along with several reservoirs, the Sweetwater River and several tributary creeks. The ranch has four center-pivot sprinklers which irrigate approximately 620 acres of alfalfa.


The ranch runs 1,750 cow/calf pair plus bulls and horses. Cattle do well on the ranch with calving season occurring in the late spring, and calves weighing approximately 450 pounds by fall are ready to ship in October. The ranch is very efficient and handled by experienced management with two full-time management people and additional personnel for seasonal help during calving and haying seasons. The Seller is an experienced rancher and livestock veterinarian using the latest advanced livestock management techniques.

Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife:
A resident elk herd roams freely in the outstanding alpine mountainous regions of the ranch and mule deer, white tail and large numbers of pronghorn antelope also inhabit the ranch. Currently, Split Rock Ranch qualifies for landowner permits on three species: elk, deer and antelope. Twelve miles of the Sweetwater River create abundant fishing opportunities for brown trout and fishing for rainbow trout is being developed in the ranch’s own private ponds. The ranch also hosts a rare herd of approximately 200 wild horses which are exciting to watch.

Real estate taxes for 2007 were $11,910.00.

This offer is inclusive of all deeded land, cooperation to transfer all leased lands, improvements, mineral rights, and water rights. Livestock, equipment and a ranch helicopter is available for sale in addition to the real