The Dome Mountain Ranch is one of the most famous ranches in Montana, and deservedly so. The ranch is set beautifully amid the wild country of southern Paradise Valley, south of Livingston and just north of Yellowstone Park. The ranch comprises approximately 5,329 deeded acres (plus an additional 470 leased State acres and 508 leased BLM acres). Dome Mountain Ranch is bordered on one side by 4.5± miles of the Yellowstone River, providing some of the finest wild trout fishing in the world. The ranch borders public National Forest Service land, contiguous with the 932,000 acres Absaroka/Beartooth Wilderness. The Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness borders Yellowstone National Park. Known as the Great Yellowstone Ecosystem, this block of public land extends south beyond Jackson, Wyoming, encompassing an estimated twenty million acres of some of the world’s most beautiful and wild country.
The ranch is stunning, with views over the Yellowstone River Valley and the Gallatin Range to the West, south to the borders of Yellowstone National Park, north over the length of the Yellowstone River to Livingston, MT, and East to the peaks of the Absaroka Range. The land transitions through three ecosystems from the river bottom riparian area to the Absaroka Mountain Range’s forested mountains. There are also three lakes on Dome Mountain Ranch, the 25± acre Thelma Lake, the 6± acre Vanessa’s Lake, and a 6± acre alpine lake. The ranch is well improved with a beautiful log home and guest homes and the Dome Mountain Guest Ranch structures along the river.
Dome Mountain Ranch and its outfitting and guest ranch business have been featured on The Travel Channel, The Outdoor Network, “Reel Outdoors,” “Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World TV,” “Rocky Boots, “Elk Country Journal,” “Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures,” and other nationally televised programs; as well as been featured in Outdoor Life, Fly Fisher, Trout Magazine, Bugle Magazine (the official publication of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation) and others. See the ranches’ website: Dome Mountain Ranch
Dome Mountain Ranch is most famous for the prolific wildlife that roams its timbered draws and open parks and the amazing trout fishery flowing past in the waters of the Yellowstone River and the private lakes within the ranch. At times, the elk herd seems everywhere as trophy bulls, calves, and cows appear from every aspen grove as the late afternoon sun creates long shadows. The trout fishing can be as good as it gets with big rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout ready to inhale your dry fly.
The new owner may choose to discontinue the commercial aspect of the ranch and enjoy the privacy the ranch provides or continue the lodge and guest ranch endeavors. It is entirely up to the new owner and their goals and desires for the ranch.