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Miner Creek Ranch

$9,850,000 Livingston, MT 2,467± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Miner Creek Ranch is a 2,467± acre mountain foothill property ideally located 25 minutes east of downtown Bozeman and 15 minutes from downtown Livingston both offering a myriad of great restaurants, activities, comforts and necessities. The ranch is comprised of a balanced topography with rolling hillsides, lush meadows and creek bottoms. The old-growth Douglas fir and beautiful aspen groves provide varying topography and excellent cover for all the diverse wildlife that inhabit the ranch. There are sweeping views of the surrounding three mountain ranges including the Bridger, Absaroka and Crazy Mountains. The ranch is rich in wildlife, with strong populations of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, moose, bear, Hungarian partridge and mountain grouse along with a host of other birds and small game species. Miner Creek Ranch lies in a private valley, yet is conveniently located to all the amenities of nearby Bozeman and Livingston.

Just the Facts

  • 2,467± deeded acres
  • Beautiful mountain foothill ranch with lush meadows and creek bottoms
  • Expansive scenic vistas of the Bridger, Absaroka and Crazy Mountains
  • Healthy forest with large aspen groves
  • Excellent water with several tributaries of Miner Creek and a host of mountain springs 
  • 25 miles east of Bozeman and its International Airport
  • 15 miles from the vibrant town of Livingston and 1 hour from Yellowstone National Park  
  • Borders 640± acres of state land
  • Herd of resident elk 
  • Healthy populations of mule deer, whitetail deer, moose, black bear, and mountain lion 

General Description

The property is accessed off two miles of graveled county road climbing up and over into a secluded valley.  Old-growth Douglas fir and large aspen groves canvas the hillsides offering a canopy of cover for the abundance of diverse wildlife. The main fork, as well as several small tributaries of Miner Creek, run through the ranch offering good water and a lush riparian corridor. There is a good road system that allows for access throughout the property. The topography, as described, provides a greater level of privacy yet still allows big views of the mountains and the expansive valleys. The land is in several parcels and is unencumbered and if an owner elected to, could protect it with a conservation easement.

Broker's Comments

Miner Creek Ranch is a gorgeous mountain foothill acreage representing a rare offering in an ideal location having both privacy and proximity to a commercial airport and vibrant communities. The ranch offers stunning views, treed hillsides, and excellent water amidst tremendous wildlife. The beautiful landscape offers a new owner an exemplary canvas to create their own vision.

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Location

Miner Creek Ranch is located within a 25-minute drive north of Bozeman, and 15 minutes to Bozeman’s Gallatin Field airport at Belgrade which has recently been recognized as Montana’s busiest commercial airport. This has given Bozeman area residents and visitors non-stop access to many of the major airports in the U.S. including New York, Chicago and Atlanta, as well as Seattle and other West Coast airports. Additionally, the ranch is located just 15 minutes from Livingston and one hour from Yellowstone National Park. 

Locale

The Bozeman area has built a reputation as one of the most desirable communities to live in the U.S. It offers a vibrant and historic downtown area, an active business community with multiple high-tech businesses, Montana State University, and a large agricultural community. In addition, the town boasts a strong social and cultural scene which is enhanced by a population that has moved there to enjoy its beautiful, expansive, mountain valley setting that offers virtually every recreational amenity one could ask for in an inland location. Bozeman attracts outdoor enthusiasts and visitors such as skiers (both alpine and Nordic), hikers, climbers, explorers, big game hunters, bird hunters, anglers, floaters, kayakers, and Yellowstone National Park visitors, creating a truly diverse population. It has all the benefits of a resort community but very few of its detriments. Its diverse elements assure this.

Livingston, 15 minutes east of the ranch, offers a full complement of services including galleries, restaurants, specialty shops, book stores and of course world-renowned fly fishing shops such as Dan Bailey’s, George Anderson’s Yellowstone Angler and Sweetwater. Over the years Livingston and the valley have attracted artists, actors, and wealthy individuals and their families from the worlds of business and finance. This has given the area a more sophisticated ambiance which combines nicely with the many strong Montana ranching families that live a more traditional, agriculturally based life in the valley.

Climate

Miner Creek Ranch is in an area with annual precipitation estimated in the 16 to 20-inch range. The ranch has over 1,400 feet of elevation change ranging from 5,600 feet to over 7,000 feet.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

2,466± deeded acres

Deeded Acres: 2,467±
Total Acres: 2,467±

Water Resources

Copies of the water rights are available upon request. All water rights are subject to an ongoing statewide adjudication process by the Montana Department of Natural Resources.

  • 43B 195186-00 - 17 acres 1.88 CFS
  • 43B 195187-00 - 17 acres 1.88 CFS
  •  43B 39379-00  -  2 acres 5 GPM 

Taxes

Taxes for Miner Creek Ranch are estimated at $24,594.27 annually.

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Fishery Resources

Miner Creek Ranch is situated within a short drive of the Yellowstone River and multiple world-renowned spring creeks, giving it an enviable location for an avid fisherman. The legendary waters of Yellowstone Park are just 60 minutes to the south. The nearby forest service and wilderness offer a multitude of mountain lake fishing adventures.

Wildlife Resources

Miner Creek Ranch offers some of the best elk hunting in the area giving way to exceptional trophy bulls residing on the ranch during the archery season. The ranch contains all the things that elk need and love: food, cover, safety and water. The hunting pressure from outfitters in the area cause the elk to seek refuge on the property. Thus, with strategic hunting plans and designated sanctuaries, the elk are almost always on the ranch during hunting season.

In addition to elk, the property has good populations of other ungulates including moose, mule and whitetail deer. There are black bears, ruff and blue grouse, as well as Hungarian partridge. Opportunities for hunting are exceptional and it is hard to find such a populated wildlife corridor so close to the communities of Bozeman and Livingston.

Recreational Considerations

Not only does the area offer exceptional nearby skiing at Bridger Bowl, but there is always an abundance of outdoor entertainment nearby. Horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, backpacking, biking, wildlife viewing, camping, etc. all can be enjoyed on the ranch or within the nearby wilderness and national forest. 

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General Operations

Miner Creek Ranch is retreat-type ranch that has been historically used for grazing of horses. The ranch would make an excellent summer grazing operation and would be highly desirable ground for lease by many of the ranchers in the area.

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