Guide Rock, Ltd. is a Wyoming limited partnership formed in 1985 for the purpose of owning, utilizing, and further developing a private recreation ranch (the Flying X Ranch). Located in the Laramie Mountains of southeastern Wyoming, the existing structure allows about 300 partners a superb, private recreation opportunity including almost 24,000 acres. There will only ever be a maximxum of 311 partnerships.
Location and Contact Information
The ranch is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Wheatland, Wyoming, via Highway 34. Highway 34 is a scenic drive through the irrigated farm and ranch lands of the Sybille Creek Valley. Halleck Canyon Road, leading to the ranch house, is 84 miles from Cheyenne and only 184 miles (3 hours) from Denver. The ranch is accessible year round via well-maintained roads and has excellent on-site dirt tracks and trails. Wheatland and Laramie are the closest towns providing medical, shopping, and other needs. Denver, Cheyenne, and Casper offer commercial air service.
Address: 799 Halleck Canyon Rd, Wheatland, WY 82201
History of the Flying X Ranch
The Flying X Ranch was originally part of the McGill Ranch, homesteaded in the 19th century. Several old homestead sites and the ruins of a one room school are still visible, and a number of Native American tipi rings (estimated at 10,000 years old) mark the campsites of earlier inhabitants. The US Cavalry frequently crossed the original ranch, using historic Guide Rock as a landmark. The Flying X Ranch was purchased from the McGill family in the 1970s by developers who established a membership ranch and private wilderness preserve. When the development fell on hard times, membership dwindled (at one point the ranch supported over 900 member families) and progress was halted. A group of forward-thinking individuals pooled their resources, bought the facility, and restructured it to its current status. Proper management, conservative financial controls, and long range planning have allowed the partnership to grow and ensure long term stability.