High Divide Ranch is a 3,060+/- deeded acre summer cattle ranch located in a remote, ecologically important high mountain basin in southwest Montana. The High Divide is a place often referred to as the land in between two of the Wests iconic landscapes; the Greater Yellowstone and the Crown of the Continent marked by Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Straddling the Continental Divide, this area is the headwaters for the great Missouri and Columbia watersheds which flow to opposite oceans. Its a stronghold for wildlife and a centerpiece for connectivity for arguably the wildest unspoiled lands in the lower 48. Its also fantastic summer grazing and the ranch will support approximately 250 pairs seasonally, operating on a large tract of deeded land with adjacent federal leases. The ranch also serves well recreationally with outstanding hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding, both on the ranch and into a giant expanse of contiguous forest service lands that cross over the continental divide and into Idaho and its great wilderness. Four custom-built cabins create a comfortable place to stay while a recently renovated historic barn provides stalls for horses, storage for ATVs and working space. The basin is quiet, with only a small handful of private landowners as neighbors. The mountain scenery is simply spectacular, dominated by the towering Italian Peaks in a Wilderness Study Area and the second tallest mountain in Montana- Eighteen Mile Peak. High Divide Ranch is a solid summer livestock operation with outstanding recreational appeal and is ripe with opportunity for a conservation-minded buyer who values the ecology of this region.
~ 3,060+/- deeded acres, 3,123+/- BLM leased acres ~ Located in a remote hanging valley in SW Montana adjacent to the Idaho state line ~ Summer grazing for 250 cow/calf pairs on deeded and leased ground ~ Comfortable camp style living with a set of restack cabins and a large barn all recreated from historic buildings found on-site and crafted by one of the regions top custom builders ~ Trout pond ~ Multiple small streams erupt as springs throughout the property hosting pure strain indigenous trout and provide a water resource for livestock, wildlife and irrigation ~ Sweeping mountain views uninterrupted by the solitude of very few landowners in the valley ~ The basin is of great ecological importance tying three wilderness complexes and two national parks together Wide variety of local and migratory species of wildlife including elk, antelope and sage grouse ~ Idyllic summer retreat at 7,000-foot base elevation providing perfect summer temperatures and outstanding access into a large and unpopulated reach of the national forest ~ Variety of travel uses from foot, horse, mountain bike, 4wd vehicles and ATVs