Halligan Hills on the Red Rock

TBD Lima Dam Road, Lima, MT


3,003 +/- acres

Property Description

Halligan Hills on the Red Rock consists of  3,003+/- acres and serves as a monument to the northeast entry into the famed Centennial Valley. Of those 3,003+/- acres there are 2,132+/- deeded acres, a 547+/- acre state lease, and a 324+/- acre BLM lease. This area is known for hardy grass, heavy calves and excellent recreation. Located in many of the draws and ravines are mountain springs, making this area very inviting to wildlife and a cow’s walk to water short. This acreage makes up the majority of the property and allows the operator a very easy to use and highly productive summer range. The river portion of the property consists of 240 +/- acres astride the Red Rock River. With both sides of the river for 3/4 +/- miles and located just below the spillway of Lima Reservoir, this unique scene couldn’t be more perfectly set. Flood irrigated grassy meadows and hillsides choked with beautiful Aspen trees as the river meanders downstream.


Property Facts


The ranch is situated approximately 10 miles to the east of the small town of Lima, Montana. The ranch is located on Lima Dam Road, which provides scenic beauty with the Red Rock River winding throughout the drive to the ranch. Being downstream of the Lima Reservoir Dam, the ranch provides open river water throughout the deeded ground with an abundance of wildlife using it as a corridor. Winter months attract a variety of waterfowl and migrating elk populations.


The ranch encompasses 3,003+/- acres which varies from native range ground to riparian acreage around the Red Rock River. The acreage breakdown is as follows:

  •  2,132+/- Deeded Acres
  • 547+/- Acre State Lease
  • 324+/- Acre BLM Lease.


The State of Montana Grazing Lease #2433 and the BLM Grazing Lease #3036 Red Rock M shall transfer upon a successful closing, subject to agency approval.

The 240+/- acres astride the Red Rock River are protected by a conservation easement. A copy of this easement is available in the due diligence package.


All mineral rights owned by the seller will transfer to the new buyer at closing, subject to agency approval.  A Mineral Report is available in the due diligence package. Seller and listing office make no warranty or representation of mineral ownership.


The annual average rainfall is 10.95 inches. This is predominately from winter snowpack, which allows for lush spring and summer pasture along with ample irrigation reserves. The area on average receives 51.7+/- inches of snowfall annually. The cool climate allows for nice summer days and cool evenings. The average high temperature in July is 81 degrees. The average low in January is 6 degrees. The property is located at 6,270 ft. The ranch sees an average of 177 sunny days annually.


The Halligan Hills on the Red Rock affords an excellent opportunity to supplement summer grazing to an existing operation or as a stand-alone yearling operation. Easy access from the county road would lend itself to operational convenience. Several water tanks have been developed on the ranch from both springs and a well, making short walk to water for livestock.


The Red Rock River is becoming one of Southwest Montana’s best kept secrets. With more consistent flows from Lima Reservoir, this fishery is poised to do nothing but improve. The surrounding fisheries, such as Clark Canyon Reservoir and the Beaverhead River, are right down the road and provide some of the best trout fishing in the US.

If you are into horseback riding or hiking, the thousands of acres of surrounding public lands are home to hundreds of pristine mountain lakes and streams.

The hunting on the ranch is excellent throughout the fall and into winter. The many aspen-choked draws located throughout the hills provide cover and water for the many elk and deer which reside on the property. The ranch is located in a general draw area (MT Deer, Elk & Antelope 325 & 327) which means tags are available over-the-counter for residents, and most years, left-over tags are available to non-residents. Many antelope run the property and it is common to see black bear, moose, coyotes and sage grouse. Hunting in the surrounding public areas can be epic. Beaverhead County is known for extraordinary elk hunting, most being concentrated in the Centennial Valley and the Lima Peaks, both of which are right out the front door. In addition, the waterfowl hunting on the river portion is exceptional.


The Halligan Hills on the Red Rock was made for low maintenance, high production cattle operation with an excellent recreational component. Come see why people love Montana.


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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