Welcome to Bear Trap Canyon Fishing Ranch, located in Montana’s legendary Madison River Valley. Due to its unmatched insect hatches, the Madison River is known as one of the greatest wild trout fisheries in the U.S. and has some of the best dry fly fishing in the country. In the Angler’s Guide to Montana, the Madison is described as “in many people’s opinion, Montana’s river of superlatives, with a list including highest trout density, most consistent action, best dry fly fishing, and most spectacular scenery.” The ranch is 101± acres and boasts Madison River frontage, enabling many days of excellent fishing out the back door. Outstanding views of the river, mountains, prairie habitat, and the historic Bear Trap Canyon provide a beautiful setting and an exquisite piece of Montana.


  • Frontage and private fishing access on the Madison River
  • Bordered by thousands of acres of BLM and State land on 3 sides
  • Accessible year-round
  • Magnificent views of the Tobacco Root Mountain Range
  • Large varieties of wildlife migrate through or visit this property’s river corridor, including elk, deer, antelope, black bears, wolves, bald and golden eagles, hawks and various raptors
  • Numerous lakes and rivers located within a short distance, providing excellent fishing and recrea-tional opportunities
  • 1 hour 40± minutes from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park
  • 30± mile drive from a commercial airport in Bozeman, MT and within a 25± minute drive of the classic, western town of Ennis and Big Sky Airport
  • Fiber optic cable in ground parallel to MT Hwy 84

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Special properties deserve an exceptional land brokerage company like Fay Ranches. Our team has the knowledge, proven record of success, and a deep appreciation for the land and its traditions. We know how to market your unique property to the right audience. We invite you to learn more about our approach. Please call us at 800-238-8616 or click on the link below for more information.

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