McCarty Canyon Ranch is an excellent recreational and working ranch located on the northern end of the Sierra Madre mountain range and equidistant from the towns of Saratoga, Baggs and Rawlins, Wyoming. With 9,436± total acres, including 1,160± deeded, 5,172± State lease, 3,104± BLM lease, there is plenty of room to explore, hunt and hike. Encompassing the headwaters of Little Savery Creek and McCarty Creek, live water meanders through the lush grass meadows and willows providing water for both livestock and wildlife. Used as a summer unit for many years, the hard grass puts excellent gains on cattle. The Ranch offers excellent mule deer, elk, antelope, bear and mountain lion hunting and direct access to thousands of acres of public land.
The Ranch is located approximately 39 road miles south of Rawlins, Wyoming, via Highway 71 (16 miles), Sage Creek Road (14 miles), and McCarty Canyon Road (8.5 miles). McCarty Canyon Road, a seasonally-maintained county road, transects the property.
Approximate distances to other nearby towns are as follows:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Shively Field Airport (Saratoga Jet Center, KSAA) is located in Saratoga at 7,104 feet in elevation. The lighted runway is 8,801’ x100’ and has a beacon that operates from sunset to sunrise. The airport provides full-service fuel, hangar, lav. cart, GPU and rental-car services. Contact for Saratoga Jet Center: 307-326-8344 or Laramie, Wyoming, east of the Ranch on Interstate 80, has commercial air service with connecting flights to Denver International Airport.
Saratoga, Wyoming, with a population of 1,623 is one of Wyoming’s best-kept secrets. Saratoga’s blue-ribbon trout fishing is world-renowned with the North Platte River running right through the middle of town. It boasts several incredible restaurants, shops, and summer activities that make this a desirable community to live in and a prime tourist location. There are two golf courses including the famous ‘members only’ Old Baldy Club and Saratoga Inn. Saratoga is home to the free mineral hot springs, known as the Hobo Pool which is open year-round and is a draw for locals and tourists alike. Livestock producers will appreciate the local Case IH and Polaris dealership, and local feed store.
Rawlins, Wyoming with a population of 8,600, has many essentials and local amenities. There are two grocery stores, including Walmart, several fast food and dine-in restaurants, sporting goods, two ag supply stores, plus hardware and lumber stores. Rawlins also has a hospital, movie theatre, recreation center, 18-hole golf course, and is home to the Carbon County Fair and Rodeo.
Baggs, Wyoming is the main hub of the Little Snake River Valley. The valley includes three smaller towns with a total population of just over 700. The friendly area has many family ranches and is surrounded by great hunting and fishing opportunities.
The Ranch is home to a variety of wildlife including elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear, and mountain lion. With a healthy riparian zone of willows and abundant grass, many species of wildlife are attracted to this area for food, water, and cover. The High Savery Reservoir is only 15 miles from the property and provides an excellent fishing opportunity and several fish species for the avid angler. The reservoir is home to the native brook and rainbow trout and has been stocked with Colorado cutthroat trout, tiger trout, and Kokanee salmon.
The Ranch is located within the following hunting areas:
Elk Hunting Area: 21
Deer Hunting Area: Resident 82
Deer Hunting Area: Non-Resident Region W
Antelope Hunting Area: 53
General tags (no draw necessary) are available for resident elk and resident deer.
BLM Lease: $947.70 (2019 amount based on actual use of 702 AUMs)
2020 State Leases: $10,378.20
Historically the Ranch has been able to graze approximately 1,000 yearlings for three months but would also be an ideal summer grazing unit for cow/calf pairs.
The Ranch elevation ranges from approximately 7,350 to 8,150 feet above sea level. The Saratoga and Baggs area experience a semi-arid climate with cold winters, wet springs and moderate summers. The average annual precipitation in nearby Saratoga is approximately 11 inches.
The Seller hereby makes known that there may be variations between the property boundary lines and the location of the existing boundary fences on McCarty Canyon Ranch. The Seller makes no warranties with regard to the location of the fence lines in relationship to the property boundary lines, nor does the Seller make any warranties or representations with regard to specific acreage within the fenced property lines.
The Seller is selling McCarty Canyon Ranch in its “as is-where is” condition which includes the location of the fences as they now exist. Boundaries shown on any accompanying maps are approximate. The maps are not to scale and are for visual aid only. The accuracy of the maps and information portrayed therein is not guaranteed nor warranted.
Improvements on the Ranch are minimal and typical of many mountain grazing camps. The Ranch does not have electricity but would lend itself to an off-grid electrical setup.
The cabin appears to be an original structure from the homestead era and consists of log construction. When you step into the cabin there is a distinct perspective of days gone by. The possibility of refurbishing the cabin may appeal to the new owner.
The small workshop provides space for miscellaneous tools and supplies.
The horse barn is in disrepair and would require significant work to bring back to functionality.
The wooden corrals provide a unique look while also providing function for handling livestock.
House furnishings and personal property located on the Ranch may be available and negotiated outside of the real estate transaction.
The 2019 real estate taxes were $1,354.47.