Massive Wyoming ranch older than the state itself seeks $67M

Wealthy cowboys wanted.

An enormous tract of land in Wyoming is seeking a new owner. 

A historic ranch founded in 1878, and thus more than a decade older than the state itself, has hit the market for $67 million. 

Located in the town of Meeteetse, the ranch, known as the Pitchfork, measures in at an impressive 96,115 acres.

“It’s very rare to have a contiguous piece of land this size hit the market,” listing agent and current ranch manager Ben Anson at Properties West Real Estate told The Post of Pitchfork, which controls access to some 7.5 miles of the Greybull River. “Several conservation easements ensure that the land will stay intact, and hopefully it can continue to thrive as a working cattle ranch well into the future.” 

Indeed, the buyer will not only enjoy possession of a hefty portion of the state, but also a fully functioning business with a well-established local reputation. 

The ranch is 12 years older than the state of Wyoming. Mckenzy Ellisen
The compound looks out to wonderful views. Courtesy Pitchfork Ranch
A gate bearing the ranch’s name. Courtesy Pitchfork Ranch
A tennis court on the grounds. Courtesy Pitchfork Ranch
There are eight houses on the land. Courtesy Pitchfork Ranch
Pitchfork is an operational cattle farm. Courtesy Pitchfork Ranch
There are several barns on the property. Courtesy Pitchfork Ranch
An aerial view of part of the offering. Courtesy Pitchfork Ranch

“Talk to anyone around the state and they know where the Pitchfork is,” Anson told Cowboy State Daily. “[The ranch] used to employ a ton of people through the early 1900s to the mid-1900s. So, it seems like everybody in the Bighorn Basin is a relative or some sort of connection.”

While it’s no longer as big an operation as it was, Pitchfork still boasts the ability to feed its 1,300 cows year-round and operate a hay enterprise, not to mention offering “quality working facilities,” several barns, natural gas, a spring fed yard, water lines and a “well-established orchard.” 

There are eight houses on the homestead, a tennis court, a shooting range and a variety of game to hunt — including grouse, moose, mule deer and whitetail deer.

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