Situated in the heart of the spectacular Paradise Valley of southwest Montana, the Paradise Valley Ranch is one of the most notable and significant ranches for sale in Montana in recent years.
Consisting of 9,540 total acres of which 9,260 acres are deeded and 280 are BLM lease, the ranch offers significant recreational and agricultural components and is home to a varied wildlife community including mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, moose, bear, antelope, mountain lion, Hungarian partridge and both blue and ruffed grouse. In terms of the elk population, it is estimated that there are between 600 and 2,000 head frequenting ranch at any given time.
Lying mostly in a contiguous block, the ranch spans the majority of Antelope Butte on the west side of the Paradise Valley, and looking easterly to the rugged Absaroka Range, the ranch arguably enjoys some of the most dramatic and magnificent panoramic mountain views of any property located in the Rocky Mountain West. The often touted Big Sky Views commonly associated with Montana is an understatement in this case the big views from this property are absolutely incredible. In addition to abundant native range pasture, the ranch contains 1,700 acres of prime irrigated crop land, the majority of which is under pivot, and the ranch controls an abundance of senior water rights. A small portion of the ranch borders National Forest lands, and portions of Dry Creek and lower Trail Creek flow through the property. This Montana ranch also lies just a few miles from the trout-rich Yellowstone River and the world-renowned Armstrong and Nelson Spring Creek fisheries.
One compelling aspect of the ranch is that it is comprised of dozens of individual tracts of land suggesting strong conservation easement viability. While mostly unimproved, this Montana ranch offers a multitude of wonderful homesites, and a few individual tracts have private road access as well as buried utilities already in place.
The surrounding area is one of the most sporting-oriented locations in Montana, renowned for a number of legendary fisheries and world-class hunting options for upland birds, waterfowl and big game. The Paradise Valley Ranch is a beautifully vast and productive property and combined with a premier location, represents a truly unique and rare purchase opportunity.