Sixteen Mile Creek Ranch
Ringling, MT - 1,200 Acres - $3,500,000
Sixteen Mile Creek Ranch is a stunning end-of-the-road oasis in Meagher County, Montana. This unique recreational property centers on exceptional big game elk hunting and extraordinary dry fly fishing for brook, brown and rainbow trout. Few properties can match the privacy, majestic views, and serene nature of the Sixteen Mile Creek Ranch. Beginning at the creek bottom the property climbs up to timbered mountains, hillsides covered in wildflowers and 360-degree views of the surrounding area. Nestled between two large landowners and a state section to the south, Sixteen Mile Creek Ranch gives the feel of a large Montana ranch without the immense up-keep or expense.
Sixteen Mile Creek Ranch consists of 1,200 deeded acres, of the most diverse recreational properties in southwest Montana. The entrance to the property is located from the north crossing over Sixteen Mile Creek into the town of Sixteen. The northern boundary of the property runs along Sixteen Mile Creek for just over one mile. The ranch has exceptional roads and trail systems allowing for easy exploration of the entire 1,200 secluded acres. Heading south on the property the elevation changes from creek bottom and climbs to captivating forests of evergreen timber and grassy hillsides. The northern section of the property is bordered by state lands with 360-degree views of Montana’s finest high country. As far as the eye can see there are mountains, hillsides and grasslands. An exceptional feature from this vantage point is that roads, homes or any structures are not visible at all. The current landowner is quick to say that this portion of the ranch reminds her of the famous scene from the movie “The Sound of Music”.
The live water on the property can only be described as exceptional. It is very rare in Montana to find truly private trout water with Montana stream access laws. Fishing on Sixteen Mile Creek Ranch is virtually private water; anglers can fish this property all season and not see another person, let alone another angler. This is due to the large landowners that surround Sixteen Mile Creek Ranch and the limited access. Pick your favorite dry attractor or terrestrial pattern and head out for a day of some of the best top water action found anywhere. At about 25 feet wide, Sixteen Mile Creek is the classic fishery to wear your wading sandals and walk the creek casting 15 to 30 feet to eager trout. The fish do not pay attention to anglers, thus are quick to take any well-placed offering.
The recreational opportunities on Sixteen Mile Creek Ranch are endless from hiking, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing to general exploring. However, we see this property as one of the most unique fly fishing and elk hunting properties available. The elk hunting in the area is famous for big herds, large bulls and few hunters. Large ranch landowners surround the property with few hunters in this area due to limited access. During the fall hunting season, large herds of elk move through the property traveling from large ranch to large ranch. The elk hunter will recognize the advantages of owning these 1,200 acres that are surrounded by thousands of more of private property.