The Monolith Ranch is an 11,000 acre tract of land that was purchased by the City of Laramie in 1981. In purchasing the ranch, the city gained access to the valuable Dowlin Water rights. In combination with the city-owned Bath Ranch, this makes up 99 percent of water rights along the Dowlin Ditch. The 1868 Dowlin Ditch water right is the number one priority long the Laramie River system. The Monolith ranch is currently being leased to Baer Livestock, which utilizes the land for their commercial cattle operation.