Montana’s beautiful Clark Fork River Valley is now a quiet ranching community and home to the 8,200± acre Carten Creek Ranch. With its diverse and abundant wildlife population and rolling landscape, the Carten Creek Ranch is a unique offering in a desirable location. From the 50± miles of incredibly well-constructed mountain roads and trails to the evidence of highly effective weed management and improvements in immaculate condition, the ranch shines from the current owners’ pride in ownership and is the ultimate turn-key opportunity.

A beautiful 3,000± square-foot off-grid log home rests on an open ridge, maximizing views of the valley below. The home offers modern comfort in an idyllic mountain log home setting. Two well-kept shops provide shelter for your UTVs, snowmobiles, mountain bikes, and ranching equipment. New owners can enjoy the ranch in all four seasons. The property provides world-class elk and deer hunting, upland bird hunting for mountain grouse, horseback riding, miles of snowmobiling and nordic skiing trails, mountain biking, trail running, and driving UTVs.

Conveniently located, the ranch is less than an hour from Helena and Missoula, Montana, both of which offer commercial airports. In addition, Deer Lodge, only 20± miles from the ranch, offers small-town conveniences, and the Rock Creek Cattle Company, Golf Digests’ top-rated course in Montana and top 100 in the country, is only 20± miles from the ranch gate.


  • 8,200± acres
  • 6.5± miles of public land boundary
  • Small mountain streams and sizeable spring-fed pond in a forested setting
  • Excellent road and trail system covering 50± miles
  • Diverse and abundant wildlife population, including elk, moose, deer, bear, mountain lions, wolves, and mountain grouse
  • Tremendous big game and upland bird hunting with snowmobiling, winter sports, mountain biking, and hiking opportunities
  • Popular fisheries are minutes away
  • Under 1 hour to Missoula and Helena, Montana
  • 20± miles from Deer Lodge, Montana
  • Snow and water sports are less than 1 hour near Georgetown Lake, Montana
  • 20± miles to Golf Digests' top-rated course in Montana, Rock Creek Cattle Company

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Fay Ranches is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana with offices from coast to coast. For over two decades we have specialized in helping investors locate and acquire the finest land assets in the country, including farms, ranches, timberland, plantations, and vineyards.  When it comes time to sell your land, we use an extensive marketing platform and unrivaled reach to attract an exclusive pool of qualified investors.

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Contact Gregory W. Fay
Founder | Broker
Licensed in: MT

Buyer Represented by

Contact Ryan Bramlette, ALC
Ranch Sales
Licensed in: MT

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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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