Featured | Pintlar Shadows Ranch

Pintlar Shadows Ranch Situated on the southeast side of the broad and beautiful Philipsburg Valley is the Pintlar Shadows Ranch. The ranch is saturated with panoramic vistas in every direction from the distant vistas of the Sapphire Mountains to the west, the overlooking views of Georgetown Lake, and broad valley views of the fertile stream strew ranches to the west. However the capitol view is the commanding Continental Divide along the Pintlar Range to the south featuring views of Fish Peak [10,160’], Rainbow Mountain, and Cutaway Pass. This 1,150 acre ranch has historically been a summer grazing area for cattle ranching but for the last 10 years it has ’rested’ from ranching activity. The property has an east west orientation with a moderate slope to the west while still allowing for vehicular access on the vast majority of the ranch. The property is a pleasing combination of open range vistas, draws that provide excellent wildlife holding sanctuaries, and forested stands of a variety of trees. Many of the forested areas have ideal sheltered Pintlar Shadows Ranchgrazing areas. The upper reaches of elk creek run through the lower section of the ranch and offer both stock and wildlife a water source.

The property has three and one-quarter miles of boundary that adjoin the United States Forest Service lands. You can see a full screen map here of the property. This map is fully interactive allowing for the exploration and discovery of information in the area and region.

This gentleman’s ranch offers numerous outstanding home sites on a recreationalist’s dream setting that affords the savvy investor the combination of a family enclave, an investment opportunity with the possibility of subdivision, or just a much-envied hunting compound. This area is rich with spectacular geographic attributes such as the Anaconda-Pintlar Wilderness just 3 miles to the south, the East Fork Reservoir, Georgetown Lake. The historic mining town of Philipsburg is only about 30 minutes as it the ski are Discovery Basin. This area is rich with history and the town still retains the charm of its early years. Hunting is considered excellent in the Granite County area and has a reputation for producing trophy elk. The features of this outstanding parcel of property offer wildlife migrating from the surrounding forest the first substantial grazing habitat along the ranches southern boundary.

Fishing is widely available in the area ranging from the nearby Pintlar Shadows RanchGeorgetown Lake which is one of Montana’s premier blue ribbon fisheries offering nearly year round angling for trophy rainbow and brook trout and kokanee salmon. With an average depth of 16 feet, the lake is relatively shallow and much of the lake bottom is weedy providing excellent cover for the fish and habitat for the insect larva, aquatic insects and the fresh water shrimp that make up a large part of the trout’s diet.

The famous blue-ribbon trout stream, Rock Creek nestled between the Sapphire Mountains to the west and the John Long Mountains to the east, Rock Creek MT is arguably the finest trout stream in Montana. This 52-mile blue-ribbon stream runs through Missoula and Granite Counties and is a tributary of the Clark Fork River. The river’s headwaters are found in Lolo National Forest near Philipsburg, Montana, and its confluence with the Clark Fork occurs in Clinton, MT. The heart of Rock Creek Montana fishing is a mere twenty-two miles east of Missoula. Rock Creek borders National Forest for much of its run. Along the way, it offers beautiful deep holding pools, shallow and extensive riffles, serene rock gardens, fast runs, and a moderately long whitewater section. Thanks to these water features, wildlife abounds along Rock Creek. Amid its rocky bluffs and the green pastures, it is not uncommon to see Bighorn sheep, moose, bears, and mountain lions. In and around its waters, ducks and geese make their homes, while bald eagles and hawks keep watch overhead.

Pintlar Shadows RanchThe nearby East Fork Reservoir where fishermen will find a variety of fish including brook trout, largemouth bass, walleye, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, catfish, bream, bluegill and northern pike here. Whether you’re spinning, fly fishing or bait casting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to East Fork Reservoir.

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