Few mountain ranches offer so much private fly fishing.





Water, River, and Recreation

The property is only few miles away from Painted Rocks Lake. This large freshwater reservoir offers endless fishing, boating, and recreation opportunities.  The Upper West Fork and Main West Fork offer world-class trout fishing for waders and floaters alike. Book a guide for a day or discover it one cast at a time.

The Big Sky experience is available right from the ranch!



The Stagecoach, Parcel D has 2 domestic wells in addition to irrigation water rights dating back to the early 1900's.  One of the wells is located near the Homestead Cabin and the other is actually located inside the Homestead Cabin. Domestic water is sanitized with an ultra violet system installed in the well house to insure potable water. The Alta Meadow Home Owners Association collectively has water rights for irrigation of the meadows.

The West Fork of the Bitterroot River runs along the east boundary of the parcel offering fly fishing
and wildlife habitat. Access to the river is available to all parcel owners as part of the Common
Area features. Chicken Creek runs along the south boundary of the parcel.

The live water on the ranch is the upper West Fork of the Bitterroot River - an unmatched stretch of great trout fly fishing water which is easy to wade and offers fantastic casting opportunities for large trout. The West Fork offers fishing from both banks as it flows through the extensive deeded land. The flow of the river offers long runs and deep pools with many bends and good trout habitat in structures created by large boulders, grassy undercuts, and tree roots.

Recreation includes hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding, fishing on the Bitterroot River or many high mountain lakes, or  boating on two nearby reservoirs. Bicycling is popular, thanks to a new trail paralleling Highway 93 between Missoula and Hamilton. Downhill and cross country skiing at Lost Trail Pass is some of the best in Montana! Lake Como, south of Hamilton, is a popular destination for residents and vacationers as are the many U.S. Forest Service campgrounds throughout the area. There are thousands of acres ready to be explored.

The Bitterroot Valley is surrounded on the west by the spectacular Bitterroot Mountains featuring multiple canyons with streams that join the Bitterroot River. Every canyon has a trail to the west that enters either the Selway Bitterroot or the Frank W. Church wilderness areas. These two areas combine to total 3,714,471 acres. The highest peak in the Bitterroot Range is Trapper Peak at 10,157 feet. The Sapphire Range to the east side of the Valley also has protected areas with the highest peak in this range being Kent Peak with an elevation of 8,999 feet. The Historic Alta Ranch is located at the furthest tip of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, making it very close to the Idaho border.

Bitterroot Valley equestrians enjoy easy access to the mountains, rodeos, and training events throughout western Montana. There is a County Rodeo in Hamilton and a larger event in Missoula every year. Darby has a Bull Riding competition and senior events that bring high quality riders for large purses annually. The Saddle Tramps offers new comers a chance to meet other trail riders every week to explore various trails throughout the Valley. This all gal club has been in the Valley for over 30 years. Back Country Horseman plan overnight and weekly events throughout the region. If you love horses, the Bitterroot Valley is your kind of place.






Water, Location and Recreation

Just Minutes From Painted Rocks Lake

Phone: 406-369-4313
Email: jan.king@ranchmt.com


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Berkshire Hathaway Montana Properties
120 S. Fifth St. Ste 201
Hamilton, MT 59840

Phone: 406-369-0320
Email: rod@bitterroothorseproperty.com