The property is approximately 645 acres in size. The terrain is varied with steep canyon walls, gentler slopes, and semi level canyon bottom. Elevations range from 3,780 to 4,475 ft. A county road runs through the property.
Hiking and Fishing
You can enjoy hiking on Ranch A grounds and the adjacent Black Hills National Forest lands. There is no swimming pool or tennis court, but you can wade in the creek and enjoy horseshoes and volleyball. Sand Creek runs through the property. The creek sustains fish and other aquatic life, provides recreation and scenic value, and is a source of drinking water for wildlife and livestock.
You may encounter cows while you are enjoying the Ranch A facilities. They are part of the Hazard Reduction Fire Suppression Plan administered by the State of Wyoming. The cattle eat, and the grounds get groomed, reducing the potential fuel for fires. One of the photos above shows the view from horseback as the cows are grazing.
Eagles, turkey, deer, elk, antelope, mountain lions, and other wild critters may be seen on the property. There is no hunting allowed. Fishing is allowed with a valid Wyoming License. Sand Creek is considered a world class fly-fishing stream. The many joys of fishing this beautiful stream include sightings of bald eagles, blue herons, deer and other wildlife.
The rock outcrops and other geologic features provide excellent learning opportunities for students.