The Checkpoint Ranch is undoubtedly one of the finest ranches in the coveted Ninemile Valley and a significantly large holding for the area, spanning roughly 1,101± acres. With unobstructed 360-degree mountain, meadow, and lake views at every turn, it would be difficult to find a more picturesque ranch anywhere, let alone this close to Missoula.

In addition to its scenic beauty, the rolling nature of the topography, a blend of creeks, ponds, lakes, grasslands, and heavy timber inside the property lines, create a haven for wildlife. The lands provide crucial undeveloped wildlife passage between the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area and Missions to the northeast and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness to the southwest. Frequent sightings of elk, whitetail deer, turkey, eagles, waterfowl, and songbirds, and occasional visits from moose and grizzly bears, are a testament to the ranch’s habitat productivity.

No detail was overlooked in the remodel of the custom home, which features timbered accents, the use of reclaimed barnwood, and high-end finishes. It’s situated on a bluff overlooking two mountain lakes totaling nearly 35± acres and provides a spectacular panoramic perspective with a complete sense of privacy.

Additional improvements on the ranch include the historic homestead area, complete with an equipment shop and heated tack room, as well as other various outbuildings, pens, and a corral system. There are two custom hay barns in separate locations, and the ranch is cross and perimeter-fenced and includes roughly 70± acres under pivot irrigation.

The ranch is well-maintained and is easy to own and operate. The current owners have offset costs with cattle grazing and have managed the ranch with an emphasis on wildlife productivity while maintaining the natural beauty of the landscape. Pride of ownership is evident throughout the ranch, and the property shares state land boundaries for additional recreation opportunities.

Rarely do we see trophy-caliber ranches like this come to market. The Check Point Ranch has all the desirable features, with unmatched privacy and scenic beauty combined with remarkable conservation and wildlife values. These features and a location only 20 minutes from the Garden City of Missoula make the Checkpoint Ranch a standout property in the current ranch market.


  • 1,101± deeded acres - adjoins 320± acres of State of Montana lands
  • Spectacular ranch in the coveted Ninemile Valley
  • Remodeled custom home, two hay barns, equipment shop, and outbuildings
  • 3 large lakes with approximate sizes of 25± acres, 9.5± acres, and 2.5± acres
  • Two smaller ponds and Sixmile Creek frontage along eastern boundary
  • 70± acres under pivot irrigation
  • Premier wildlife habitat for elk, deer, and migratory birds
  • Tremendous on site hunting opportunites
  • Just minutes from USFS access in all directions
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation conservation easement in place
  • Excellent internal road system and easy access via county roads
  • Only 20 minutes from Missoula International Airport
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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