Chief Mountain Ranch is an incredibly wild and scenic property with stunning 180 degree mountain peak panoramas of the eastern edge of Glacier National Park. The ranch encompasses 400 acres and an impressive diversity of land features that offer endless recreation and exploration. Chief Mountain Ranch is a rare inholding of the million+ acre Blackfeet Indian Reservation. It is private (deeded) land that has long been in family ownership since the 1920s.
The ranch’s namesake, Chief Mountain, is a 9,000-foot landmark peak known for its tribal significance and dominates the western facing view. Behind Chief Mountain is the endless playground and breathtaking vistas of the Lewis & Clark Mountain Range, Continental Divide and Glacier National Park. Hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and many other sporting pursuits abound on the property, not to mention immediate access to countless trails, lakes and streams in the surrounding area.
On top of the incredible recreational considerations, the property itself represents a significant conservation and habitat protection opportunity as it provides vital sanctuary to a multitude of wildlife including threatened species like bull trout and grizzly bears. Otatso and Kennedy Creeks flow west to east off Glacier Park’s mountain flanks and merge at the property boundary. Their combined waters meander for more than a mile through a canyon-cut that provides excellent fishing and habitat. Fisheries biologists who have studied the area indicate that these two year-round creeks are among the most important streams for the endangered bull trout, while also supporting populations of rainbow and brook trout. Elk, moose, deer, wolves, and a countless bird species all thrive on the ranch and throughout the region. In this age of rapidly diminishing wild landscapes, here exists an opportunity to own and steward a prized piece of land in a setting so wild and beautiful it’s hard to comprehend.