For only the second time in more than a century, Montana’s LF Ranch is up for sale. Bozeman’s Swan Land Company announced the listing of the 42,400-acre ranch, offered at $52.5 million.
"This is the jewel in the Crown of the Continent," said Mike Swan, Broker/Owner of Swan Land Company. "With more than 37 miles of trophy trout fisheries, virtually every mammal known to the American Rockies, and stunning views—it is simply incomparable."
The Ranch borders the Bob Marshall Wilderness near Augusta, MT, 88 miles from Helena, the capital of Montana. The ranch rises 3,300 feet from lush prairie grasses through riparian zones, past the iconic Haystack Butte, and into the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
"The Rocky Mountain Front is the wildest place in America and the LF Ranch is arguably the wildest ranch on the Front," said Jaime Williams, President of The Wilderness Society. "Its beauty rivals any national park."
According to a statement from Swan Land Company, the ranch is home to elk, deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, moose, wolves, and mountain lions. The ranch also includes 37 miles of trophy fisheries with healthy populations of large rainbow and brown trout. Browns of more than 20 inches are common.
The Ranch is the largest block of non-conserved land on the Front, has a ranch-style, square-cut timber home, a variety of ranch homes and fishing cabins, and barns for horses and cows. The Ranch has consistently maintained profitability for its 1,300-head rated AU cattle operation.