Elk Ridge Ranch has been revised to include deeded access from the west side of the Ranch off of Sixteen Mile Road. Elk Ridge Ranch is an extremely private mountain ranch with exceptional wildlife resources, incredible panoramic views, excellent summer grazing, and close proximity to all of the amenities in Bozeman, Livingston, and Yellowstone National Park. There are three resident herds of elk that utilize the Ranch, providing unparalleled elk hunting for big bulls during both archery and rifle seasons. The Ranch encompasses 10,667± deeded acres that are a mix of native mountain pastures, riparian creek bottoms, timbered slopes, valleys, and benches. The Ranch includes 1,280± State of Montana acres and 1,303±-acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for 2,583± very private leased acres making a 13,250±, total acre Ranch.
Under steady and very capable ownership for the last 50 years, this is the first time this ground has been on the market since the early 1970s. As a testament to the extraordinary elk hunting, the same local outfitter has leased the Ranch continuously for the last several decades. Elk Ridge Ranch is almost a blank canvas for the fortunate next owner but does have a modest cow camp cabin, extensive pasture fencing, and stock water network. There are several premier building locations that offer unparalleled privacy and some of the most majestic panoramic views you will find of the Crazy, Bridger, and Absaroka Beartooth mountain ranges.
The Ranch has historically been utilized as a summer grazing unit with leased big-game hunting. The pastures on this low-overhead ranch operation have all been professionally managed, and the grass is in exceptional condition and ready for livestock. (The Sellers would be interested in leasing back the pasture seasonally should the new Buyer be interested in generating some annual income.)
Gallatin County has led the State of Montana in growth and real-estate demand for many decades, and opportunities with the scale, privacy, and recreation amenities of Elk Ridge Ranch are truly far and few between. This Ranch will check all the boxes for buyers looking for privacy, mountain splendor, exceptional big game hunting, and all-season recreational pursuits all within an hour of the most vibrant communities in Montana.