The 304± acre Miller Ranch on the Ruby River is located just outside Alder, Montana in the famed Ruby River Valley, known for its breathtaking scenic beauty and its namesake, the Ruby River.  The ranch owns 1.5± miles of Ruby River frontage providing excellent angling on this incredible river. The Ruby is one of the finest wild trout fisheries in the United States. In an article in the Big Sky Journal written over 15 years ago the Ruby River is described as perhaps, “…pound for pound, the best fishing in the state”.  Since that article was written, the land use practices of the ranch owners along the Ruby has evolved. Several tributaries have been rehabilitated, grazing practices changed, and stream enhancement work done, the result is a river that has become even better over the past several years.

The semi-private nature of the Ruby River has catapulted the Ruby to the top of the chart in terms of recreational ranch locations.  The view from the 304± acres of five surrounding mountain ranges is incredible and the riparian area supports a strong population of whitetail deer with excellent waterfowl hunting as well.  The ranch is also very productive from an agricultural standpoint with two pivots producing high quality grass/alfalfa hay. The Miller Ranch is one of the few remaining ranches on the Ruby River that does not have an existing conservation easement. This provides a wonderful opportunity for the next owner to create a legacy of conservation by placing a conservation easement and potentially benefit from the significant tax advantages.

This is arguably the most desired address for those searching for the ultimate in trout fisheries and surrounding beauty in the western United States.


  • 304± acres
  • 1.5± miles of Ruby River frontage
  • 3 ponds providing great waterfowl habitat
  • There are no structures on the ranch
  • There is no existing conservation easement on the ranch
  • Excellent whitetail deer hunting on the ranch
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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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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