Difficulty Creek Ranch
Southeastern Wyoming Cattle and Recreation Ranch
Established in 1899, the Difficulty Creek Ranch has rugged beauty and abundant wildlife, operating on a total of 22,236 acres. Ideal for the business-minded and recreation-oriented owner, the ranch is located in a convenient southeastern Wyoming location northwest of the 2 million acre Medicine Bow National Forest and just north of the Medicine Bow River. Located along the Freezeout Mountains south of Shirley Basin and approximately 60 minutes from the upscale town of Saratoga, the ranch is rich in American West heritage. Difficulty Creek Ranch was recognized as a “Century Ranch” in 1999 and has operated as a year-round cow/calf operation with hay production. The ranch has excellent year-round access off County Road 121, has a private airstrip for small aircraft, and is characterized with flood irrigation water from Difficulty Creek with 11 fenced pastures. The ranch has livestock carrying capacity for up to 350 +/- Animal Units year-around and improvements consist of a two-story main home, an additional smaller guest home, hunting lodge, livestock working facilities, and horse barn – all in the no-income tax, Cowboy state of Wyoming. The ranch has excellent wildlife populations including elk, mule deer and antelope with fishing for trout in Difficulty Creek and the nearby Miracle Mile on the North Platte River.