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SOLITUDE on the SMITHS FORK RIVER Two Scenic Ranches Straddling Private Trout Water Northeast of Cokeville, Wyoming The Brower Ranch encompasses about 318 acres of deeded land threaded by nearly a mile of trout-rich, walk-and-wade water on one of the West's productive and largely undiscovered fisheries. This gem is also frequented by mule deer, elk, moose and antelope. A nicely-perched and recently-updated home containing about 3,000 square feet and 5 bedrooms overlooks the River's sinuous bends. The lush meadows are complimented by a panoramic mountain backdrop. The Ranch enjoys good year 'round access and is only 2.50 hours from Salt Lake City and 3.00 hours from Jackson Hole. It is also served by electrical power. About 60 acres of attractive irrigated and sub-irrigated river bottom meadows are currently leased to a reputable neighboring rancher who harvests the grass hay and then pastures cattle in the Fall. This beautiful block of Wyoming land will become a magnetic legacy for family and friends or could be enjoyed as a full-time residence to benefit from the absence of personal state income or inheritance taxes in the Cowboy State. Here is an opportunity to own land in a bucolic Western ranching valley on wonderful live water at a reasonable investment level of $1,390,000 Cash. The Cottonwood Ranch contains about 240 acres of deeded land adjoining the south boundary of the Brower Ranch. It is also graced by almost a mile of the Smiths Fork River. Although smaller in size, this pristine stream is very reminiscent of The Madison. It harbors good populations of healthy, strong, native Bonneville cutthroat and brown trout ranging from 12 to 18 inches. The River winds through willow thickets, riparian grasses and some cottonwoods with plenty of terrestrial insects falling on sparkling water with long foam lines. The Ranch is a clean slate with no undesirable buildings. It is ensconced in a quiet authentic ranching valley with no A-frame cabins to mar pleasant views. This fine holding is ready for the next owner's tasteful imprimatur. Federal land borders two sides and provides easy access to four-season outdoor recreation. The rancher leasing the Brower Ranch has the same arrangement and utilizes about 45 acres of irrigated and sub-irrigated land. A detached 40-acre parcel situated on a small year 'round creek is nearby. The Cottonwood Ranch is a rare opportunity to own unsullied land on an attractive mid-sized freestone stream that is competitively offered at $670,000 Cash. For Complete Information on These Fine Recreational Ranches Please Call David Packer at 801-419-9932 or Patrick Bates at 801-560-4259

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