Diamond Tail Ranch is an iconic Rocky Mountain ranch, spanning a secluded valley at the base of snow-capped peaks, with a trout-filled river flowing through lush meadows and pastures dotted with abundant wildlife grazing alongside ranch livestock.
The picturesque setting for this extraordinary ranch is the pristine upper Laramie River Valley in northern Colorado, an optimal locale where the river spills out of the high country into a broad valley ringed by mountains.
Spanning the entire five-mile width of the basin, Diamond Tail’s 17,656± deeded acres ascend up the surrounding mountain slopes to the wilderness, national forest and Bureau of Land Management boundaries. Incredible amounts of water flow onto the property from all sides, highlighted by over 27 miles of live water and outstanding private trout fishing. The Laramie River, an excellent wild brown fishery, flows through the heart of the ranch for over 11 miles.
Diamond Tail is well known for its commercial bison, operating successfully for over 30 years. The 750-head bison herd is complemented by a ranch cattle herd of 350 head plus another 450± head leased during the summer grazing season.
Well-maintained buildings range from historic barns to modern owner’s homes and authentic guest cabins. Unique structures such as a dining hall and hilltop chapel help accommodate large groups comfortably. The ranch is outfitted with on-site employee housing, operational support buildings, livestock handling facilities, and even a private airstrip.
Since 1979, Diamond Tail Ranch has been carefully stewarded by the Duncan family, owners of renowned Silver Oak Cellars. A functional array of quality improvements are utilized for the owner, guests, and operational usage.
Despite its secluded mountain valley locale, Diamond Tail is easily accessible 45 minutes from all services in Laramie, Wyoming, including the commercial airport, and only 2-3 hours from the Ft. Collins, Boulder and Denver metro areas.
The successful agriculture component that supports the ownership of the ranch, without interfering with its recreation.
This ranch is listed for $44.9 million with Brian Smith of Hall & Hall.
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