•     View pictures of some of the seasonal activities at Alta Ranch by clicking on the following links:  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

•     Beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife--moose, elk, deer, eagles, waterfowl, songbirds, and more--for viewing & photography; there's even a private duck blind on the ranch overlooking three ponds.

•     Over 1600 miles of hiking trails--easy to difficult--in the Bitterroot National Forest surrounding the ranch

•     Excellent trout fishing with no crowds on the ranch and throughout the area

•     Fishing float trips with local guides

•     Horseback trail riding with local guides

•     Scenic float or white-water rafting trips on the Salmon and Bitterroot rivers with local guides

•     Swimming, boating, water skiing, and jet skiing at Painted Rocks Lake, just 2 miles away

•     Mountain biking

•     Guided ATV riding

•     Canoeing and Rowboating

•     Winter activities such as downhill skiing at nearby Lost Trail Powder Mountain, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating on our private pond, or just relaxing by a warm fire in your cabin

•     Soaking in Horse Creek Hot Springs, a natural hot spring tucked away in the forest about 20 scenic miles from the ranch

•     Rock hounding--dig for sapphires, amethysts, and smoky quartz crystals.

•     Gold panning

•     Barbecuing

•     Hang out in a real tepee!

•     Roasting marshmallows over a campfire

•     Croquet, badminton, horseshoes, washers, board games

•     Reading--choose a book from the ranch's library.

•     Shopping for Montana souvenirs, cowboy hats, Native American and western artwork, antiques, collectibles, and much more in Darby. The selection will exceed your expectations.

•     Sightseeing:

     •     Magruder Corridor Road, a unique road that enables a traveler to drive between two wildernesses: the 2.3-million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return and the .2-million-acre Selway-Bitterroot. Together they form the largest contiguous wilderness area in the lower 48 states. View absolutely spectacular scenery in a vast unspoiled forest highland that has very few visitors due to its remote location.

     •     Breathtaking panoramic views from nearby forest service fire lookouts on Bare Cone and Lookout mountains

     •     Alta Ranger Station, the first forest ranger station in the entire United States

     •     Marcus Daly Mansion, built in the late 1880s as a summer home for one of the state's copper barons

     •     Big Hole National Battlefield, site of the dramatic struggle between the Nez Perce Indians and the U.S. Army in 1877

     •     Bannack State Park, one of the best preserved of Montana's ghost towns

     •     Glacier National Park , located a scenic 4 hours away by car

     •     Yellowstone National Park, located a scenic 6 hours away by car

To make a reservation, call us at 406-349-2142 or e-mail info@altaranch.com

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