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Sold: Bitch Creek Canyon Ranch

Ashton, Idaho Ashton

320 Acres$795,000

Features

  • Excellent Teton Range views
  • Wild trout fishing on Bitch Creek on adjacent BLM land
  • 288 acres of tillable farmland
  • Producing net income of $20,000 per year
  • 25-minute drive to Driggs
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Within close driving distance to some of Idaho’s most prestigious fisheries, Bitch Creek Canyon Ranch is an ideal retreat for the avid angler. Comprised of 320 acres and defined by its rolling topography, the ranch profits from incredible Teton Mountain and canyon views, and the fact that it is unimproved creates a blank canvas for tailored lodgings. The Henry’s Fork, South Fork of the Snake River, Fall River and Teton River are all within a 30-minute drive, offering excellent wade and float fishing opportunities while the well-known namesake fishery is located on adjacent BLM lands. The treasured Yellowstone National Park is 25 minutes from the property while other recreational opportunities abound in the nearby Targhee National Forest. Due to the proximity of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, there is a good population of upland birds including Hungarian partridge, ruffed grouse and sharp-tailed grouse.  Bitch Creek Canyon Ranch and the surrounding areas provide vital wintering range for the area’s mule deer and elk populations.

Location: Bitch Creek Canyon Ranch is located in Fremont County, Idaho, a 20‐minute drive from the ski destination of Driggs and an hour from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Commercial air service is an hour away in both Jackson Hole and Idaho Falls, and a 7,300-foot runway is located at the nearby Driggs Reed Memorial Airport, which accommodates large private jets. Driggs offers all the services one needs including restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, golf and access to downhill skiing at Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort. Grand Targhee, 45 minutes from the property, is an excellent escape for hiking, biking, and alpine and Nordic skiing. It touts some of the finest powder skiing in North America. The resort town of Jackson Hole is an hour to the east and offers commercial air service, all‐season recreation and countless cultural amenities. Idaho Falls, the closest large city, is an hour’s drive from the ranch and has all major conveniences including a larger commercial airport. This region of eastern Idaho and western Wyoming offer incredible diversity for alpine skiing with snowfalls occasionally exceeding 600˝ in good years, and averaging 400˝ annually. For the avid angler, numerous possibilities abound with reasonable access to blue‐ribbon streams in Idaho, and a short distance away in southwestern Montana. One could spend a day on the nearby Henry’s Fork River in Idaho, or take a trip to the Madison River, a two‐hour drive north.

AcreageBitch Creek Canyon Ranch is comprised of two 160‐acre parcels and is defined by gently rolling alluvial hills with drainages that slope gradually toward Bitch Creek. The landscape is covered with annual dry land crops of barley interspersed with stands of aspen, chokecherry, rose and snowberry, and views are highlighted by the grandeur of the Teton Mountains. Bitch Creek Canyon borders the ranch on its southern boundary and is located primarily on Bureau of Land Management lands. Currently the property is being leased on a year‐to‐year basis by a neighboring rancher who plants dry barley on approximately 288 tillable acres. Adjacent and nearby larger ranches provide open landscapes and seclusion while accessible amenities offer conveniences for an incoming owner. There are currently no improvements on Bitch Creek Canyon Ranch, creating a blank canvas for tailored lodgings and amenities.

Live Water: Bitch Creek originates along the western slopes of the Teton Mountain Range of Wyoming, and it flows through the Jedediah Smith Wilderness before entering Idaho. From there, it continues its journey through the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and private lands before converging with the Teton River. The largest of that river’s tributaries, Bitch Creek descends rapidly from the high mountain terrain of the Tetons along its 15‐mile journey to the Teton River. There are a few poorly marked, rugged access points on the creek used by some area anglers in search of a reprieve from the overcrowded fisheries nearby. However, this exceptional fishery is often overlooked as most anglers visiting the area head to the larger well‐known waters of the Henry’s Fork and South Fork of the Snake River. With direct private access to Bitch Creek from the property, the lack of pressure from other anglers and average size cutthroat and rainbow trout in the 14˝‐18˝ range, make this a uniquely private place for Idaho angling.

Summary: Bitch Creek Canyon Ranch is defined by its rolling topography, incredible Teton views and its proximity to some of Idaho’s most prestigious fisheries and storied wild areas. The opportunity to own a property as diverse and with such a great location as the Bitch Creek Canyon Ranch is quickly dwindling in the Northern Rockies. With onsite fishing, hunting and unequaled natural beauty all within 20 minutes from one of the country’s most desirable small towns and 30 minutes from America’s first national park, Bitch Creek Ranch is a one‐of‐a kind offering.

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Idaho ranches for sale offer a variety of opportunities for water and wildlife recreation against the backdrop of the majestic Teton Range. Breathtaking hunting properties and Idaho cattle ranches can be found throughout the state in such rising resort communities as Teton Valley, ID, while fly fishing ranches sit on the banks of the Snake River, the Warm, the Fall, and the Teton, to name a few. Only moments away from world class recreation opportunities such as powder skiing and upland bird hunting, contact Live Water Properties for more information on purchasing Idaho ranch real estate in Idaho.

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