‘A Cowboy’s Dream’ ranch for sale in Montana

Black Tail Ranch


More than 1,000 cows summer their calves on this dream ranch. The Blacktail Mountain Ranch is 20,000 plus acres of willowed bottomland and mountains that extend above the tree line. The ranch is located in a secluded basin south of Dillon, Montana.

Agent Tim Murphy says the ranch remains almost completely intact without many human influences.

The ranch can be yours for the hefty price of $14.7 million and consists of more than 20,000 acres of native mountain landscape near the Montana Idaho border. There are dozens of flowing springs that converge to form the upper watershed of Sage Creek, to high alpine steppe environment to the north which is home to large pockets of conifer and aspen.

It is common to find elk, deer, antelope black bear, Sage Grouse, and some large antlered moose on the property


Two small “cowboy” cabins that were tastefully remodeled in recent years and the surrounding land ownership consists of the country’s most reputable and large-scale operations.

As a ranch, this is cowhand heaven being idyllic for daily operations to utilize horses to access all parts of this enormous landscape. Going beyond the ranch boundary is always an option as the public lands extend for thousands of acres and include the wilderness study area which will remain roadless.

In the winter, the land provides a perfect spot for Nordic skiing and snowmobiling among other winter activities.

This Montana ranch joins other historic ranches across the country for sale like the IX Ranch and Nevada’s historic 25 Ranch.