Pass Creek Ranch has served as both a dude ranch and as a working cattle ranch for generations. Its best known as a festive gathering place for cowboys, dudes, families, neighbors and friends. This unique offering personifies the heart and soul of the northern foothills of the Bighorn Mountain range.
Pass Creek Ranch was a dude ranch until 1948. It has since been well preserved and remains an undiscovered sanctuary for abundant wildlife. While some of the log cabins were moved to other homes, the original lodge, cookhouse and barn all still stand and are in good condition. It also offers a swimming pool for more domesticated enjoyment. An inspired owner could take this turnkey setup and create a fabulous guest ranch.
We cannot take entire credit for the pleasure of your vacation at Pass Creek for Nature had a generous hand in fixing the setting for our ranch. She used the Big Horn Mountains for her backdrop, placed the foothills where their rolling reaches were most effective, then, in the foreground arranged a picture-like valley with cool sparkling creeks and rich-green fragrant pinesthe result: truly one of the most beautiful spots in the west!
Pass Creek Ranch will support a small year-round herd of cattle (80-110 AUs). It lays claim to both large and small game; black bear, mountain lion, mule deer and many upland bird species. It is also home to a resident elk herd (Elk Hunt Area 38). This ranch is sure to impress any hunter or wildlife enthusiast.
Four generations have proudly stewarded this incredible property and are ready to pass this legacy on to the next discriminating buyer; someone who appreciates all its breathtaking beauty and realizes the bounty of priceless memories it is prepared to offer.
In addition to the deeded land, the ranch has a State land lease bordering the southern end of the ranch where it also joins the Bighorn National Forest and the beautiful mountains and canyons. This lease allows for 175 AUMs for additional grazing.
Dont miss your chance to call Pass Creek Ranch home. Its one of our finest offerings.
History In recent years the ranch has been owned and enjoyed by an extended family, especially for reunions, weddings and large family gatherings where people enjoy each other in the peace and quiet of the wild end of the Bighorns. Its a great place to unplug and get outside.
In earlier years however, Pass Creek Ranch was a dude ranch and hosted many people as they sought refuge from city life in the beauty on the Bighorn Mountain Foothills. With a large, rustic log lodge and also a dance hall across the creek, the improvements have seen some fun in their heyday. The historic barns also tell a story of a simpler time in the West. Furthermore, the main lodge also has a swimming pool. Neighbors from miles around all have their fond memories from fun experiences at Pass Creek Ranch.
The ranch has a long history of being a working castle ranch, even during the dude ranch era.The current owners use the ranch for cattle production and runs a small herd here. With the State of Wyoming lease, Pass Creek Ranch can comfortably carry 80-110 pairs year-round.
Hunting and Fishing
The hunting is excellent for many species.The ranch has resident elk and is in Elk Hunt Area 38, which is limited draw and highly desirable. Furthermore, mule deer hunting is very good and the current outfitter claims this area has the biggest and most black bears in the Bighorn Mountains.
Fishing from the lake at the lodge is excellent, with many very large cutthroat and brook trout. East Pass Creek has good fishing and with some management could become excellent.
The outdoor recreation at Pass Creek Ranch is limited only by your imagination. Theres plenty of room for horseback riding, ATV adventures, hiking, or whatever your heart desires. Help yourself; youll immediately feel right at home here and everything will be right. With the Bighorn National Forest bordering the ranch and right out your back door, you can travel as far as you want and satisfy your adventuresome side in this incredible back yard.
Pass Creek Ranch has roughly 900 acres in a conservation easement with the Nature Conservancy to protect the unique foothills ecosystem in perpetuity. Rest assured that this amazing ranch remain tomorrow as it is today and as it was years ago. The wild ecosystem is waiting for you to enjoy it.