Titica Boulder River Ranch | $7,200,000 | McLeod, MT
Located near McLeod, Montana, the Titica Boulder River Ranch is an incredible property that offers a variety of opportunities for ranching, hunting, and recreation. With one mile of the beautiful Boulder River as its western boundary, the ranch provides easy access along the entire river. Spanning 471 acres, the property includes 152 acres of irrigated land, supplied by a generous 12.5 cubic feet per second of water from the Boulder River. This abundant water supply is more than enough to irrigate the entire 152 acres, which is divided into 60-70 acres of productive hay ground and 80-90 acres of lush irrigated pasture. The present owner successfully runs 50 cows for eight months on the ranch. On the east side of the irrigated land, there is a treed mountain with deep draws, creating a unique habitat for elk to bed down and graze on the irrigated land before heading to the river. Hunting enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the ranch is in hunting district 525, which offers a general hunting season without any drawing for elk or deer tags. Elk sightings on the irrigated land or the mountain are virtually guaranteed, with deer hunting and upland bird hunting also available. Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate the ranch’s proximity to the famous Boulder River, renowned for its trout fishing. Additionally, the West Boulder River flows into the main Boulder River in the middle of the ranch, providing even more fishing opportunities for the new owner.
Pole frame 1 side open 16×40 1970 wood
Pole frame 1 side open 16 x 60 1950 wood
Quonset 1987 42×60
Pole frame 4 sides closed metal 1940 20×30
Pole 4 sides closed metal 1940 28×40
Standard barn 1940 18×20
Granary 1950 16×16
Shed 1900 14×24
Pole 4 sided closed wood 1900 16x18
Pole frame 4 sides closed metal 1970 36×96
pole 1 side open metal 1960 12×50
This ranch is located just a short drive to the north of the Beartooth Wilderness Area and south of Big Timber, MT that is known for Bule Ribbon Trout Fishing, and close to the Crazy Mountains and Bearthooth Wilderness.
The United States Congress designated the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in 1978 and it now has a total of 943,648 acres. Spanning the Montana-Wyoming border on the Shoshone, Gallatin, and Custer National Forests, the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness is the juncture of two mountain ranges (Beartooth and Absaroka) with differing geologic types. The extremely rugged and picturesque topography contains hundreds of lakes, high-rolling plateaus, and deep, glacier-carved valleys. Granite Peak, Montana’s highest point at 12,799 feet, is located near the Wyoming-Montana border. This area also is known for several grasshopper glaciers, glaciers containing millions of grasshoppers frozen in ice.
The Boulder River Backcountry Drive
This is a 47-mile Backcountry Drive that heads right into the Absaroka Mountains just to the south of the town. The route closely follows the Boulder River, a popular spot for some reportedly fantastic fishing as well as easy access. The first section of the route is paved for around 20 miles with the last stretch on gravel and it eventually ends up at a popular trailhead on the outer perimeter of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area. Highlights include the Natural Falls Bridge State Monument, the Boulder River, grasslands, and prairie fields south of Big Timber. Whether you are looking for camping, trout fishing, or just a nice drive, the Boulder River Backcountry Drive is a scenic route well worth taking.
Big Timber, MT
Ringed by mountains and crisscrossed by rivers and creeks, the incomparable town of Big Timber is overlooked far too often by tourists. With excellent dining, incredible access to natural spaces, and unique opportunities to see important wildlife, Big Timber is the perfect jumping-off point to explore South Central Montana. If it’s your first time visiting, it would be good to familiarize yourself with the offering of the area, as some of Big Timber’s best places to visit can be a little off the radar. We will look at the best things to do in Big Timber, and if you’re traveling on a budget, we have also included a list of free events. Initially founded in 1883 as a Northern Pacific Railway Station, Big Timber has grown into an important farming, ranching, and mining zone with several natural attractions for incoming tourists. Despite only having 1800 year-round residents, this gem of Sweet Grass County is a popular destination for summer holidays. The nearby fish-filled rivers are two of the premier spots in the state for blue-ribbon trout fishing and attract many keen wranglers to the area. But of course, the surrounding beauty of the region offers more than just a rich fishing experience. With the Crazy Mountains spanning the town’s northern horizon and the Absaroka Range filling the south, Big Timber provides a myriad of breathtaking hikes and awe-inspiring views. As the gateway to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the town is a fantastic destination for outdoor adventures and exploring the region’s history and transformation from a small railway station to an important ranching community. MLS 343138