U.S. Sen. John Walsh and U.S. Congressman. Steve Daines each considered introducing legislation to protect the East Rosebud area under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. While the Friends of East Rosebud have tried for several years to get the designation, the most recent push began after a Bozeman company allowed its preliminary permit to build two small hydroelectric projects on East and West Rosebud creeks to expire.
Considered by many to be one of the most pristine and beautiful areas in Montana, the East Rosebud/Beartooth front is a stop off for many tourists and locals alike on their trek to Yellowstone Park. A recent study conducted by FM3 Research and Public Opinion Strategies concluded that two-thirds of Montanans have recreated on Montana’s rivers in the last year, so many feel their ultimate protection is paramount.
The 245± acre Aspen Meadows Ranch located 60 miles southwest of Billings, just south of Absarokee, lies along approximately one mile of the East Rosebud River and is accessed by a private bridge across the river, creating an exceptionally private ranch. Consisting primarily of riparian bottom lands and productive irrigated meadows with extraordinary views of the dramatic Beartooth front, it offers outstanding wildlife and first class angling.
Easy access to wilderness, multiple towns and Red Lodge – a complete year around alpine resort – combines with complete privacy for an unbeatable combination.