The 10,540± acre Choteau Mountain Ranch includes 5,060± deeded acres and adjoining State and Federal leases. The Teton River passes through on the south with the bulk of the ranch situated to the north of the river running up to the Lewis and Clark National Forest boundary. The national forest almost immediately transitions into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area on what is known locally as the “Rocky Mountain Front”. The ranch has water rights to irrigate over 250 acres on the east end of the ranch. It is extensively and thoughtfully improved with an attractive owner's home, guest cabins, an indoor arena, a full shop, livestock facilities and many miles of new fencing. Access to the ranch from the town of Choteau is a short 17 mile drive on paved roads. Of greater importance is the fact that the Choteau Mountain Ranch represents a “linchpin property” within one of the most ecologically diverse and intact ecosystems in North America. This is an overthrust region where giant slabs of granite broke free as plates collided, creating rock escarpments extending thousands of feet in the air overshadowing a vast expanse of prairie that extends to the east all the way to the Mississippi River. Within this transitional corridor, mountain goats and antelope virtually live together along with a wide variety of ungulates and predators. One can also observe giant migrations of birds that follow the Front Range to their destinations. The setting is indescribably wild and beautiful and for these reasons there has been a great amount of effort implemented by state and federal agencies along with the private landowners and land trusts to insure that this treasured landscape remains perpetually protected. The Choteau Mountain Ranch is a “linchpin” because it is one of the few properties along this mountain front that have not been protected from development. In addition to the wilderness complex to the west, there are multiple dedicated game ranges to the north and to the south and The Nature Conservancy has protected extensive lands immediately to the south where they have multiple conservation easements and their flagship Pine Butte Preserve.
Just the Facts
- Exceptional views of the Rocky Mountain Front
- 10,540± acres - 5,060± deeded, 5,480± state and federal lease allotments
- Direct access into forest and then wilderness
- Productive working ranch
- 5,300± square foot main residence
- 2 rustic log guest cabins
- Indoor riding arena, shop, barn etc.
- Frontage on the Teton River
- 15 miles from Teton Pass Ski Resort
- 250± acres irrigated hay ground
- 1,350± acres of irrigated farmland offered separately by request
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