The Black Bear Ranch is a premier recreational property that lies at the head of the Bitterroot Range within the Murphy Creek drainage of western Montana. The ranch has an excellent combination of irrigated meadows, rolling grasslands and forestland with unique rock outcroppings that extend into USFS lands. Murphy Creek meanders through the property and feeds a scenic pond that attracts a variety of wildlife throughout the year. There are two residences on the ranch: a cozy log home and a ranch manager’s residence. The area offers a multitude of recreational pursuits including fishing the Clark Fork River, hunting various game species, golfing, sightseeing, whitewater rafting in the Alberton Gorge, horseback riding or hiking on USFS lands, camping, bird watching and mountain biking on the Hiawatha Trail.


  • 545± deeded acres
  • 65± irrigated acres
  • 1,750 S.F. 3 bed 2.5 bath log home built in 2005
  • 1975 Managers residence remodeled in 2004
  • Murphy and Dry Creek provide seasonal water
  • Scenic pond
  • Underground utilities
  • Shares 3.5 miles of border with USFS lands
  • One hour to Missoula, Montana
  • Easy year round access

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