Bevan Ranch

320 McHessor Creek Road, Twin Bridges, MT


862 ± acres

Property Description

Turn-key operation with 879.92 +/- deeded acres, 203 +/- acre State lease, and a Forest Service Permit for the Upper Ruby which allows 115 head of cattle.  62.6+/- acres under a BRAND NEW Valley pivot to be completed this spring, 24+/- acres under wheel-line, and  777 +/- acres of native range. McHessor Creek bisects the property providing seasonal stock water for livestock.  Gorgeous 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home constructed in 2012 with an attached garage is ready for its new occupants!  The home is complete with low maintenance siding, a finished basement, and a cozy wood stove! The historic log barn affords shelter for the livestock when needed and the spacious shop contains an exceptional tack room. Whether you are looking to add to an existing ranch or use as a stand-alone operation, the Bevan Ranch offers a serene setting for ranching. Set up as the ideal gentleman’s or purebred ranch. Excellent facilities and corrals have allowed this to be a manageable operation for a husband and wife team to run 120+/- pairs year-round. Check it out today!


Property Facts


The Bevan Ranch is located north of Dillon, MT off McHessor Creek Road (see location map). Commercial airport service is within 1 hour – in Butte or Bozeman, MT. Basic services can be found in Dillon, MT or Twin Bridges, MT. Located on a high plain at the toe of the Ruby Mountains. Privacy and convenience come together in a location that will keep you staring in all seasons.


Twin Bridges, Montana is a charismatic community located in the beautiful and scenic southwest Montana. Twin Bridges boasts a great K-12 school system with the average student/teacher ratio being 11 students to every 1 teacher. The population of Twin Bridges is estimated at about 448 people.

Dillon is just 20 miles away – population 4,342, according to the 2000 census. Dillon is the county seat of Beaverhead County and began as a shipping point for the surrounding mining camps to Utah, with the connection of the northern and Union Pacific Railroads.  Sheep and cattle were introduced to this agricultural community, and Dillon became the largest wool shipping point in Montana in the late 1860s.  Agriculture remains the predominant industry, supported by the area’s recreational tourism.

Dillon offers a considerable array of commercial, institutional, and social enterprises including grocery, banking, auto-dealers, movie theater, churches, restaurants, hotels, and taverns.  Barrett Memorial Hospital offers a large range of medical and specialist services to Dillon and surrounding area residents.  Two long-term elderly care facilities are also located in Dillon.  The education system includes two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.  The higher education system was established in 1892 with The Montana Normal College, now called University of Montana-Western.  Private aircraft service is available at the Dillon airport with a 6,500 ft paved strip.  Expanded international commercial air services are available in Butte and Bozeman.


The ranch consists of approximately 879.92 +/- deeded acres, a 203 +/- acre State lease and a Forest Service Permit for the Upper Ruby Grazing Allotment which allows 115 head of cattle.  McHessor Creek bisects the property providing seasonal stock water for livestock.

The topography of the acreage is as follows:

  • 777 +/- Acres of Native Range.
  • 62.6 +/-  Acres under BRAND NEW Valley Pivot
  • 24 +/- Acres under Wheel-Line Irrigation
  • 5+/- Acre Building Compound


Set up as the ideal gentleman’s or purebred ranch. The current operators can run between 100-120+/- pairs year-round, depending on rainfall. Excellent facilities and corrals have allowed this to be a manageable operation for a husband and wife team.


  • 203 +/- Acre State Lease
  • Forest Service Permit for the Upper Ruby Grazing Allotment allows 115 head of cattle.

*Lease and Permit transfers are subject to agency approval*


All mineral rights owned by the seller will transfer to the new buyer at closing.

*Seller and listing office make no warranty or representation of mineral ownership.*


Hunting and Fishing:

Elk, Deer, and Antelope can be viewed on the property allowing a general draw in this region for resident hunters. Fishing in the Beaverhead River is only 10 minutes away, along with the Jefferson, Madison, and Big Hole Rivers within an hour drive. For the mountaineer, several mountain ranges can be viewed from the property providing endless opportunities for exploration and recreation of all kinds!

Public Lands:

The subject property is adjacent to State lands and enjoys a “custodial fence” for purposes of grazing livestock. A copy of the lease is available in the property info file.


The current home was constructed in 2012 and enjoys 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The home is complete with an attached garage, low maintenance siding, wood stove and finished basement. A historic log barn affords shelter for livestock when needed.


Please contact Chance Bernall, Managing Broker, to schedule a showing. This is an exclusive listing with Beaverhead Home & Ranch Real Estate, and an associate must be present at all showings.  All showings must be scheduled with listing broker. 24-hour notice is appreciated.

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