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How much is a Wyoming Ranch?

The price of a Wyoming ranch can vary widely depending on several factors, including the property size, location, quality of the land, and any improvements or amenities included with the ranch.


Additionally, some factors that can influence the price of a Wyoming ranch include,

  1. Location: The price of a Wyoming ranch can vary significantly based on its location. For example, ranches in desirable areas such as Jackson Hole, Cody, or Sheridan may have higher asking prices than those in less popular sites.

  2. Size: Larger ranches will generally cost more than smaller ranches, all other things being equal. However price per acre is more on smaller parcels of ground. So the larger the parcel usually, the lower the cost per acre.

  3. Land quality: The land's quality can significantly impact a Wyoming ranch's value. For instance, ranches with high-quality grazing land or access to water rights may be more valuable than those with poor-quality land.

  4. Improvements: Ranches with high-quality homes, barns, or other buildings may cost more than those without these improvements. But other improvements in irrigation systems, fencing, etc., can also be a factor in determining value.

  5. Potential for Development: Ranches close to the larger Wyoming cities of Cheyenne or Casper can be subdivided into smaller residential or commercial parcels. This could also factor in ranches along major transportation routes such as Interstates 80 and 25, major highways, or railways.

  6. Recreational value: Many Wyoming ranches offer exceptional recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Ranches located near hunting areas or with established hunting leases may be more valuable to avid hunters. A Wyoming ranch with a hunting lease in place could be an attractive option for someone looking for a recreational property with an established income stream. The presence of water features such as rivers or lakes may also increase the recreational value of a Wyoming ranch, as they can provide opportunities for fishing or other water-based activities. The recreational value of a ranch can be an important factor for those looking for a property that can offer both outdoor activities and potential income streams.


A father and son enjoy a popular weekend hobby of shed hunting or finding Elk antlers.
Agent Cliff Ferree with his son on a successful shed hunt in Wyoming.

It's worth noting that the initial purchase price and ongoing costs, such as property taxes, maintenance and upkeep, and any improvements or additions to the property, determine the cost of owning a Wyoming ranch. Therefore, it's essential to thoroughly research all costs associated with owning a ranch before making a purchase.


Working with a real estate agent specializing in Wyoming ranches is vital to get a more accurate idea of what a specific property may be worth. Our #1 Properties Ranch and Recreation team is ready to answer your questions. Find a qualified agent here. ****The information provided is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, accounting, or tax advice. Before making any decisions or taking action based on this information, you should consult a qualified professional in the relevant field.

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