Located just one mile from the charming town of Fishtail, Beartooth Overlook offers breathtaking views of one of Montana’s most spectacular and untamed landscapes while providing meaningful agricultural production and recreational opportunities. The ranch comprises diverse topography, including native stream bottom and rolling bluffs overlooking the West Rosebud River drainage and the Beartooth Range beyond.

Water is plentiful on this well-rounded ranch, with nearly a half mile of Fishtail Creek fishery flowing through mature cottonwood galleries and an extensive ditch system meandering through the center of the property. Additionally, a nearly 1± acre spring-fed trout pond frames the building site of a future lodge or fishing cabin.

With approximately 250± acres of flood-irrigated hay fields and the balance of the acreage in native upland and riparian pastures, the ranch consistently supports in excess of 100± cow/calf pairs year-round. A convenient ranch compound consisting of two modest ranch homes, a shop, and corrals supports ranch operations in a bucolic homestead setting. Opportunities exist to enhance agricultural operations with expanding stock water developments and modernizing irrigation or continuing the traditional operations of this low-overhead ranch.

A thoughtful conservation easement with Montana Land Reliance is in place on the ranch, allowing the construction of an additional main residence on one of the most spectacular building sites along the Beartooth front. Additionally, the easement allows up to a 10-person guest lodge to be built alongside the spring-fed trout pond and flanked by meandering Fishtail Creek— allowing a new owner to develop hospitality operations, including outfitting, guest ranching, and bed and breakfast.


  • 678± acres comprised of productive flood-irrigated hay fields, native upland pastures, and riparian creek bottom
  • Currently supports 100± cow-calf pairs year-round
  • Beautiful backdrop views of the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountain Range, providing the highest peaks in Montana and excellent access to National Forest Wilderness
  • 0.85± acre private spring-fed trout pond on the property
  • 0.44± miles of Fishtail Creek fishery on the north section of the property
  • Extensive ditch system flows through the center of the ranch
  • Two modest ranch homes are already in place
  • Montana Land Reliance conservation easement allows 3 building envelopes, an additional primary residence, and guest lodge accommodating up to 10 guests
  • Less than 1 mile away from the small town of Fishtail, Montana
  • A 40-minute drive north of Red Lodge, Montana, and Red Lodge Ski Resort
  • 1-hour drive to Billings, Montana
  • 2-hour drive to Bozeman, Montana
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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