Mainstreet with shops set against mountain backdrop in the Bitterroot Valley Montana

The Bitterroot Valley is located south of Missoula and the University of Montana, surrounded by 10,000 square miles of easily accessible public lands including the Bitterroot National Forest. Known for its exceptional fly fishing along the Bitterroot River and the East and West Forks, plus its wildlife and coveted hunting districts, the valley is also home to Painted Rocks Lake and Lake Como, offering water sports and fishing.

Winter recreational opportunities include downhill skiing at Lost Trail Powder Mountain and snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing on trails found at Skalkaho Pass, Lolo Pass and Chief Joseph Pass.

Map of the Bitterroot Valley in Montana

The Bitterroot offers a more temperate climate than many other parts of Montana with early springs and late falls. There are eight small towns, plus best-in-class amenities. Copper King Marcus Daly created his countryside estate in the valley, and the Stock Farm Club is located here, along with Triple Creek Ranch, an all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux resort.

In addition to the Missoula International Airport, air service is available in the valley’s epicenter. The Ravalli County Airport in Hamilton is currently under a multi-million dollar expansion to extend its runway to 5,200 feet by this summer.

Western Ranch Brokers offers several ranch properties in the Bitterroot Valley – including the Bitterroot Hunting and Timber Retreat – Unit 1 and two more listings up Eight Mile Creek that are coming soon. In the last two weeks, the Rockin JN Ranch near Sula, Montana, went under contract, and we are expecting other Bitterroot properties to be listed in the next few weeks. Contact us for more information on what’s available.


Ravalli county airport sign

Bitterroot Hunting and Timber Retreat is located east of Florence, adjacent to the Sapphire Mountain range. Part of 10,806 acre holding, this 6,566+/- acre unit 1 has well-established stands of Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, Western larch and Lodgepole pine. The property offers excellent food and cover for wildlife species including elk, moose and deer, and the adjacent ranch is actively man

aged for elk habitat. The roads to the property are maintained by the county, and there is electrical power to the western boundary.


For more information about the Bitterroot Valley or if you are interested in selling your property, please contact:

Jim Toth (406) 539-2550,

Western Ranch Brokers contact information

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