Chute Canyon West Ranch

TBD Chute Canyon West, Lima, MT


946 ± acres

Property Description

Chute Canyon West Ranch offers 946+/- acres with an assemblage of 6 pivots, home, and other ranch improvements.  This ranch is offered as a stand-alone ranch with an opportunity to be a part of a larger operation.  Conveniently located near two rivers and just minutes from public land, this ranch has endless fishing, hunting, and other recreational opportunities.


Property Facts


The ranch is located just 5 minutes from Lima, MT, which offers basic services and is easily accessed from Interstate 15 and is about an hour drive to Idaho Falls, ID. This offers all the shopping and commercial flights one could demand.


Lima, MT is a charming little community located in the beautiful, wild, and scenic southwest Montana. Lima boasts a great K-12 school system with the average student/teacher ratio being 9 students to every 1 teacher. The school also houses one of the only pools in the area. The population of Lima is estimated at about 231 people.

Dillon, MT is just 49 miles away and offers a considerable array of commercial, institutional, and social enterprises including grocery, banking, auto-dealers, movie theater, churches, restaurants, hotels, and taverns.

To the south of Lima, only 94 miles, is where the bustling town of Idaho Falls, ID sits. There is an estimated 52,716 people who call the city home. It is situated along the Snake River and has all the features of big city living while still embracing a small-town charm. Offering its own symphony, opera, chamber orchestra, community drama, performing arts groups, museums, zoos, golf courses, airport, shopping, higher education facilities and of course professional minor league baseball, it’s hard to imagine finding nothing to do in this town.


The Chute Canyon West Ranch consists of 946.1+/- acres with 6 pivots, a home, and several ranch improvements.

Approximately 720 acres are under sprinkler irrigation. There are another 160 acres that can be flood irrigated, depending on the water situation in a given year.


Current ownership of Chute Canyon Ranch has implemented a combination of pasture grazing and hay production on the irrigated lands. Typical production of the hay-only side is in the 3-4 ton-per-acre range. Investment has been made in some pivots with new seeding. All infrastructure is workable and 2 pivots are brand new!


Secondary only to Agriculture, Beaverhead County is well known for its recreation, particularly elk hunting and fishing. The ranch is conveniently located within a short drive from the Red Rock, Beaverhead River, and countless other lakes and streams providing Blue-Ribbon Trout fishing.

The ranch is located in Hunting District 300, which is a general draw for residents. Every fall the elk seek the safety of the irrigated lands as the population of hunters increase on the public lands. Several elk in the 300+ class have been harvested on the ranch.


  • Equipment Storage
  • Stock Pens
  • Calving barn
  • Processing Facility with Silencer Chute and Holding Pens
  • 2,918 SqFt Home with 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

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