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Teton View Ranch on Conant Creek

$2,225,000 Teton Valley, ID 200± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

The Teton View Ranch on Conant Creek is a unique, end-of-the-road ranch representing what so many of today's buyers are looking for. Lush rolling meadows framed by the majestic Teton Mountain Range create the ideal blank canvas for an incoming owner to design their own private wilderness retreat. These 200± deeded acres offer a great amount of diversity with healthy, dark timber throughout, including large old-growth aspen groves, which eventually slope down from open meadows to the meandering riparian corridor of Conant Creek. With just under three-quarters of a mile of both sides of the creek, this private wade fishing stream offers exciting angling opportunities for the native Yellowstone cutthroat, rainbows and brook trout that inhabit its waters. The adjacent Caribou-Targhee National Forest offers direct out the back gate access to millions of acres of additional wild habitat and recreation such as horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and ATV adventures. The national forest serves as a connectivity route to Yellowstone National Park, which is located just over nine miles from the ranch as the crow flies. Due to its location and proximity to Yellowstone, the Teton View Ranch on Conant Creek is essentially an extension of the park and its abundant wildlife. Some of the species most commonly seen on the ranch are elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, and moose. Both black and grizzly bears have been seen on the ranch, as well as wolves. The ranch is located just an easy 30-minute drive from Driggs, Idaho and Grand Targhee Summer and Ski Resort and 75 minutes to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and commercial air service.

Just the Facts

  • 200± deeded acres
  • Private fishing on nearly three-quarter-mile of both sides of Conant Creek as it exits the national forest with healthy numbers of Yellowstone cutthroat trout, rainbow and brook trout.
  • A wildlife haven for elk, moose, mule deer and whitetail deer. Black bear, grizzly bear and wolves can also be found on the ranch.
  • Expansive full range view of the majestic Teton Mountain Range overlooking the ranch’s rolling meadows.
  • Half-mile boundary with Caribou-Targhee National Forest provides direct out the back gate access to millions of acres of public lands and additional recreation, including horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, ATV riding, and snowmobiling.  
  • Yellowstone National Park is located just nine miles from the ranch as the crow flies, accessible through the adjacent national forest.
  • A blank canvas, power and phone have been buried to some of the choice home sites overlooking the meadows with full range Teton views.
  • Approximately 35 acres of tillable, quality dry farm ground currently in native grasses.
  • Elevation ranges from 5,780 feet to 6,170 feet.
  • Annual property taxes are approximately $545 per year.
  • Access via county maintained road, limited access in winter months.

Broker's Comments

A truly unique recreational property, the Teton View Ranch on Conant Creek has something to offer everyone in a wild, pristine blank canvas package. This ranch is guaranteed to provide endless outdoor recreational adventures from its scenic surroundings and adjacent national forest, majestic Teton views, dense and healthy timber, to its great on-site fishing and hunting.

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Location

The Teton View Ranch on Conant Creek is located in Fremont County, Idaho, on the west side of the Teton Mountain Range. The ranch is located a short 30-minute drive from Driggs, Idaho, and home to Grand Targhee Summer & Ski Resort. It is 75 minutes from the heart of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, one of the West’s most sought-after resort destinations. This area is perhaps best known for its classic, yet rustic, western culture, as well as its endless recreational opportunities throughout all the seasons. Just a short 25-minute drive from the ranch is the agricultural community of Ashton, Idaho. Here you will find all the essentials such as groceries, restaurants, fly shops, shopping, and fuel. The closest large city is Idaho Falls, Idaho, which is located about an hour away from the ranch. Idaho Falls offers all of the typical larger town conveniences, including commercial airline services. Driggs, Idaho, offers a state-of-the-art private airport, and other commercial airport services are just an hour and a half away in Jackson, Wyoming.  

The ranch’s location couldn’t be better for the outdoors enthusiast. Be it hunting and fishing on the property itself or stepping right outside your back door into the seemingly endless miles of Targhee National Forest, the recreational opportunities could not be more opportune. Right down the road in Ashton you have the tailwaters section of the Henry’s Fork River providing year-round fishing. The Henry’s Fork is perhaps one of the most publicized trophy trout streams in the Rocky Mountain West, and for good reason. Other famous fisheries, all within an hour drive from the ranch, include the South Fork of the Snake, the Snake River, the Teton River, and Montana’s Madison River. With the eastern boundary of the ranch bordering Targhee National Forest, one would have the freedom of exploring miles of public land to enjoy some of the most scenic hiking, biking and horseback riding trails in Teton Valley. For the fall and winter months, the national forest access offers plenty of options for big game hunting and snowmobiling. Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort, perhaps best known for its pristine, deep-powder skiing and multi-day music festivals, is located 45 minutes southeast of the property.

The Teton Mountain Range is quite possibly the most distinguishable range in the Rocky Mountain West. From the open meadows of the ranch, one can enjoy full range mountain views including the four main peaks, the tallest of which rises to 13,770 feet above sea level.  

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

The Teton View Ranch’s topography is quite diverse. It boasts a highly sought-after blend of rolling open meadow acreage with big mountain views, dense timbered hillsides and draws, and a lush riparian stream corridor along both sides of Conant Creek as it exits the national forest.  

The meadow portion of the ranch is comprised of approximately 35 acres of rolling terrain. These lands provide a number of breathtaking home sites, all of which benefit from the big mountain views of the Teton range. The owners have buried power and phone to this portion of the ranch.  

Until recently, the meadow portion of the ranch has been enrolled in a native grass and sharp-tailed grouse focused Conservation Reserve Program with the USDA-Farm Service Agency. An incoming owner may choose to renew the contract for another ten years and receive the yearly income, or they may decide to put this acreage back into crop production, pasture for horses or livestock, or big game food plots.

Deeded Acres: 200±
Total Acres: 200±

Additional Information

Conservation Easement

Due to the eco-sensitive nature of this property with its riparian corridor, diverse wildlife habitat, and connectivity with the national forest, the ranch is essentially an extension of Yellowstone National Park. For these reasons, the Teton View Ranch on Conant Creek could provide substantial tax benefits to an incoming owner who places a conservation easement on the property. Please contact the Teton Regional Land Trust located in Driggs, Idaho for more information www.tetonlandtrust.org  

Improvements

Although there are no livable improvements currently on the Teton View Ranch, it does have an old hunting cabin down by the creek. This cabin is very rustic and has no power or water. The year-round spring flowing next to it once provided running water through the use of a water wheel and well, but it is not intended for use as a primary water source for a modern residence. In addition to the old cabin, there are a number of old wooden sheds and barns down by the creek.  

There are numerous choice home sites throughout the ranch. From a true timbered cabin setting in the woods to a home by the creek or a family lodge set on the gentle rolling meadows looking towards the Teton Mountain Range. The ranch represents a blank canvas for an incoming owner to choose his or her ideal setting. There is buried power and phone to the meadow portion of the Teton View Ranch.

Water Resources

Conant Creek runs through the property for approximately .7 miles. Rainbow trout, Yellowstone cutthroat and brook trout inhabit this healthy little fishery. Count on fish ranging from 6 to 12 inches on the average, with the occasional larger trout from time to time. The creek is in great condition as there has been no grazing on the ranch for many years. This also presents an opportunity for the next owner to do some instream habitat enhancement to make it more conducive to hold the larger trout on a year-round basis that migrate up to spawn from the Fall River each year. Providing more structure and creating deeper holes will give these larger migratory trout more reason to stay. Conant Creek is a tributary to the Fall River, one of the areas healthiest trout fisheries.  The Fall River is unique in the sense that it receives much less fishing pressure than most of the fisheries of its caliber. This is due to the fact that Fall River is one of the few rivers that does not allow commercial guiding. 

In addition to Conant Creek flowing through the ranch, there is a year-round spring that originates onsite in a picturesque canyon draw, which then cascades its way down to the creek. Historically, this spring was used to provide water to the old homestead cabin down by the creek. However, due to its consistent year-round flow, this additional water resource could create more recreational opportunities in the way of stocked trout ponds or oxbow ponds, which would then tie into the creek before it exits the ranch.  

Other well-known fisheries in the immediate vicinity consist of the Henry’s Fork, Teton River and the Fall River, while the famed waters of Idaho’s South Fork of the Snake and the Madison River in Montana are both within an hour’s drive. The Henry’s Fork River is a classic wild trout fishery, world-renowned for its rainbows and browns, some of which can reach the mid-twenty inches in length and up to eight pounds or more. This fishery is constantly changing due to seasonal hatches, providing a variety of fantastic and nearly year-round floating opportunities. From its inception near Island Park, the river takes on a spring creek and tailwater quality through the famous Railroad Ranch section, transitioning into freestone canyon habitat and back into a freestone meadow river above the Ashton Reservoir. Some fly fishermen favor the Teton River where fish average 10 to 15 inches, while the Fall River is a healthy fishery that in the past has received less fishing pressure than many of the area fisheries. Exciting experiences floating the South Fork of the Snake abound, while wade fishing or floating the shallower stretches of the Madison River present endless opportunities for the lunker browns and rainbows that this river is famous for.  

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Wildlife Resources

Wildlife on the Teton View Ranch is indeed one of the more appealing components of this unique property. The densely timbered acreage transitioning from the meadow bench down to the lush riparian creek corridor provides great cover, food, and shelter for the area’s diverse wildlife and big game species. Big game hunters will appreciate the ample opportunities for stalking elk, mule deer, moose, and whitetail deer on site, not to mention the endless miles of Targhee National Forest which border the property. With the eastern boundary of the ranch being just over nine miles from Yellowstone National Park, one can count on plenty of big game on the ranch in addition to wolves, fox, grizzly bears, black bears, mountain lions, and plenty of other critters native to the area.  

For the wing shooting enthusiasts there are Hungarian partridge, ruffed and sharp-tailed grouse, all of which can be seen on the ranch and its surrounding areas. The vast expanse of barley, wheat and alfalfa fields in the area provide excellent habitat and feed for these upland species. Although the waterfowl hunting is not as prevalent on the property, the nearby flyways of the Henry’s Fork, South Fork of the Snake, and Teton River offer great public access and excellent duck hunting in the fall and winter months.  

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