ABOUT SPRINGHILL ROSS CREEK RANCH
In the foothills of the Bridger Mountains, lies Springhill Ross Creek Ranch. It delivers an impressive alpine setting, unparalleled views, live water, and end of the road privacy, all within a 20-minute drive of downtown Bozeman, MT. Comprised of 232± acres in 5 deeded parcels within the protective zoning of Springhill Special Zoning District, it has multiple level building sites, both low on the property and high up on the mountain, or if you prefer, an opportunity for excellent conservation easement potential. Private trails provide easy access to and around the Ranch’s Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Quaking Aspen, and wildflowers to the property’s 1.5 miles of National Forest Boundary into thousands of acres of the neighboring Bridger Mountains, which see little public use. Ross Creek makes it’s way, year-round, down through the land for over a mile with two strong springs, waiting to be developed into their full potential. With strong timber cover and plenty of water, wild animals such as elk, deer, raptors and grouse live and travel this land, allowing for amazing wildlife viewing. This is a rare private and still wild land ownership opportunity on the Western side of the Bridger Mountains, with improved roads connecting back to town making the drive deceptively easy and quick. Superlatives often are overused in ranch land descriptions. This property demands the use of them and we look forward to showing you why.
SPECIAL ZONING DISTRICT
The Springhill Special Zoning District was Established in 1992 to protect the agricultural integrity and open spaces of the Springhill area. In many places, you may still see what the valley looked like years ago as evidenced by these pictures taken in 1912 and 2004.
The Historic Springhill Estate Property consists of 232± acres in an of alpine and meadow setting, located at the base of Ross Peak overlooking the entire Gallatin Valley including the Springhill Pavilion.
Three mountain streams cross the property; one of those is Ross Creek. There may be additional opportunities to create ponds and wetlands utilizing these resources as well. All water rights that are appurtenant to the property are to convey at closing excluding those related to the hydropower generation. All equipment, structures or leases related to hydropower generation are not included in this offering.
This property boasts private Forest Service accesses via its east & north property boundaries in an area with otherwise limited public access. There is an abundance of wildlife that utilizes the property including mountain goats, elk, mule deer, mountain lion and bear. Hiking and horseback riding take on new meaning with access to thousands of acres of National Forest land. Fly fishing is a short drive to the East Gallatin River or the many opportunities listed below.
HUNTING REGION 3, DISTRICT 312
Elk B License Purchase starts August 6, 2018 (no drawing, OTC purchase only)
Private land hunt from August 15-31; Full season general hunt Sept 1-Feb 15
Deer B License Purchase starts August 6, 2018 (drawing available, apply by
June 1); Deer permit, drawing only, apply by March 15; Full season general hunt
Sept 1-Feb 15
2017 Deer B drawing 312-01 = 28% success
Deer Permit drawing 312-50 = 8% success