The Montana Little Valley Ranch is a historic mountain ranch in western Montana. Located in the scenic Avon Valley, about 50± miles from Helena, the core of the ranch’s 11,100± deeded acres and 9,956± leased acres are comprised of mountain meadows and timbered hills along the west side of the valley. The acreage includes flood irrigated pastures, native grasslands, rolling hills, timbered ridgelines, private lakes, riparian corridors, and healthy, well-managed forests. The ranch’s elevation ranges from approximately 4,000’-6,800’. An outstanding road system makes the higher elevation deeded and leased lands easy to access and enjoy.

The majority of the ranch’s 9,956± leased acres reach higher elevations in the Garnet Range along the west side of the ranch. Strickland Creek and Davis Creek emerge in the Garnets, watering the ranch’s wildlife and livestock. With a resident elk herd that numbers several hundred during the fall season, Little Valley is a dream ranch for the sportsman. The ranch facilities are functional and updated, including a ranch residence, an original two-story ranch home, and a full set of barns and working facilities. Good stewardship is further demonstrated by the condition of the range and timber resources.

Montana Little Valley Ranch is currently operated as a cow/calf ranch. The owner currently runs about 300 pair (leases pasture to the neighboring ranch for an additional 300-350 pair) and rates the ranch at 500-700 pair with supplemental hay production. There are roughly 400-500± acres of irrigated hay meadows, most of which are currently hayed while the rest are grazed. Summer grazing is abundant on the ranch and much forage remains for the wildlife populations.


  • 11,100± deeded acres | 9,956± leased acres
  • Historic mountain ranch in the Avon Valley
  • Strong water amenities for recreation, wildlife and agricultural production
  • Resident elk herd provides excellent hunting opportunities throughout the fall season
  • Trout fishing in the ranch’s mountain lakes
  • Actively managed range and timber resources
  • Functional structural improvements with updated working facilities
  • 50 miles to Helena
  • 80 miles to Missoula
  • 20 miles to private air service
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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