The Calamity Jane Horse Cache, a 1,716± acre deeded ranch consisting of deep grassy canyons, ponderosa pines, and majestic rock bluffs, is being offered for sale. Situated just 12± miles west of Billings, Montana and 10± miles north of the quaint town of Laurel, Montana, the ranch is one of the largest contiguous blocks of land remaining in the area and a prime spot for solitude, recreation, and investment.

Steeped in western lore, the ranch has a rich history dating back to the 1800s when Martha Jane Canary, aka “Calamity Jane,” watered her horses at the ranch’s Canyon Creek before driving them up to the infamous plateau titled the Calamity Jane Horse Cache on USGS maps. According to local legend, Calamity was first introduced to the property at the Battle at Canyon Creek, a bloody showdown on the ranch during which Chief Joseph and the Nez Pierce Indians locked horns with Colonel Sturgis and the U.S. Cavalry. Though the Nez Piece prevailed in the battle, they lost over 400 horses, and this defeat ultimately prevented them from reaching the Canadian border and joining waiting Sioux Chief Sitting Bull. Following the battle, Calamity Jane acted as a nurse, ferrying wounded soldiers down the Yellowstone River and establishing herself as a local humanitarian, thus building the reputation that wherever there was a calamity Jane would be there to help. Thoroughly captivated by the grandeur of the ranch, Calamity remained in the area, purchased land, and lived on the ranch in a small cabin.

Today the ranch is home to an abundance of wildlife including Mule and Whitetail deer, antelope, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, raccoon, badger, pheasant, Bald and Golden eagle, Red-tailed hawk, Great Horned owls, wild turkey, pigeon, Canadian geese, ducks, Great Blue herons, Sharp-tailed grouse, and Hungarian partridge. Listed on the Audubon bird trail, the .5± miles of Canyon Creek flowing through the property sees a variety of heritage and local birds every year. In addition to the draw of abundant wildlife, step outside your front door to enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-riding, four-wheeling, and camping.

PROPERTY FACTS:

  • $3,595,000
  • 1,716± Deeded Acres being offered in its entirety
  • Spectacular cabin with corral
  • .5± Miles of Canyon Creek meandering through the property
  • 80% naturally fenced ranch by Rim Rock Cliffs
  • Outstanding Horseback Riding or 4-Wheeler Property
  • Water rights, Mineral rights
  • A spectacularly beautiful property that attracts, supports and produces trophy mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, and also offers excellent bird hunting for Upland Birds.
  • Less than 20 Minutes from Montana’s largest city, Billings, MT.

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