The ranch’s location is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether hunting and fishing the property itself or exploring the thousands of acres of National Forest land that surround the Teton Basin, the recreational opportunities could not be more abundant. Fishing adventures are literally out the front door on Squirrel Creek.
The Squirrel Creek Canyon Ranch is 320 deeded acres, which are comprised of approximately 80 acres of the impressive Squirrel Creek Canyon and approximately 240 acres of rolling agricultural land. This fertile dry cropland yielded 760 tons of hay during the summer of 2008. The original turn-of-the-century homestead is positioned along the north rim with fantastic views looking across the canyon and beyond to Grand Teton National Park. This property also benefits from incredible Teton Mountain views.
This property is well suited for a future conservation easement with its close proximity to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, live water onsite and abundant wildlife. The ranch is currently not encumbered and therefore could provide considerable conservation value for the incoming land owner.
Squirrel Creek is a fine private small stream fishery with healthy populations of trout including rainbow and brook and the occasional cutthroat and brown trout that have moved up through the system. With almost a half-mile of water onsite, the largest fish in the creek are typically rainbows, which move up from the Fall River in the spring. Eighteen inchers can be found in this water during that time although 8-12 inch fish are more typical during the summer months. The water on the ranch is characterized by pocket water, pools and long runs. This riparian corridor is very healthy with native vegetation lining the stream bank and bottom. The creek is ripe for enhancement and could become an even better fishery with the addition of more holding water.
A quaint refurbished farmhouse, large red barn and several outbuildings are located half a mile north of the homestead. This farmhouse, originally built in 1930, received a major update and facelift around 2001.
The southwestern backcountry entrance to legendary Yellowstone National Park is minutes from the ranch. Grand Teton National Park and Caribou-Targhee National Forest are also easily accessed from this area and the recreational opportunities are abundant.
Whether for wildlife viewing or hunting purposes, one can expect to see upland birds such as Hungarian partridge and Sharptailed grouse in the meadows. Mule and Whitetail deer are readily seen on the property and elk, bear and moose use the corridor at select times.
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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.