Moose Creek Ranch sits in one of the most remarkable areas of Montana. The Big Hole Valley has the kind of scenery that will make you stop alongside the road and pause, the type of recreation that people travel thousands of miles to enjoy, and old-school western nostalgia-driven from its large generational ranches.
With no improvements on its 1,483± acres, the ranch is a blank canvas for its new owner. With the land being divided into several different parcels, it may also be a candidate for a conservation easement.
The land itself is a blend of a willow-covered creek bottom, grass, and sagebrush-covered hillsides providing feed for 180 cow/calf pairs on average for five months of the year. Moose Creek and Swamp Creek combine for 2± miles of live water on the ranch. The creeks flow with that famous Big Hole Valley tea color and are filled with aggressive trout. As you stalk trout along its grassy banks, Swamp Creek will remind you of a spring creek-like setting.
Not only does the riparian area offer a fishery, but elk use this part of the ranch as a sanctuary. While some of the elk in this part of the valley often head over the border to Idaho once winter approaches, the hunting can be productive during archery, and on Moose Creek Ranch, a ground blind set in the willows should offer an opportunity at a great bull.
In the winter, take advantage of the ranches’ proximity to some outstanding recreation. Only 20± miles away is the family-friendly Lost Trail Ski Area and the groomed Gibbonsville Snowmobile Trail starts just beyond the ranch gate.