With over 6,200 acres (5,200 deeded), the ranch has roughly six accessible miles of the Yellowstone River, providing some of the finest wild trout fishing in the world, as well as three lakes exceeding 30 acres and two are stocked yearly with trophy rainbow and brown trout.
To the north, the ranch is bordered by the 4,000-plus-acre Dome Mountain Wildlife Refuge and the 300-acre Daily Lake. To the east, the ranch is contiguous with the 932,00 Acre Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, which is adjacent to the Yellowstone National Park and extends south beyond Jackson, Wyoming. This land entity encompasses an estimated twenty million acres of some of the most beautiful and wild country in the world, known as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Because of the surrounding land preservation, Dome Mountain is home to one of the greatest natural elk migrations known to the world.
Dome Mountain Ranch is located at 2017 US-89, Emigrant, MT 59027, in the heart of Paradise Valley, MT. This iconic retreat is 20 miles north of Yellowstone National Park and 60 miles south of Bozeman, MT. Dome Mountain is the ideal location for your Montana visit due to its proximity to the park, as well as the natural amenities that the ranch provides.
“The ranch is unencumbered, and our goal is to pass on the experience to the public who hopefully have appreciation for the wildness that is Dome Mountain Ranch.”
— Fred Smith, Owner of Dome Mountain —
Dome Mountain Ranch is not only a special place for wildlife and conservation—it is home to some of the richest history in Paradise Valley. The ranch was originally homesteaded by Thelma Gray and family for 95 years. Thelma was a true western agriculturist whose family worked the land with cattle and sheep to provide dairy for the people of Paradise Valley. Dome Mountain was also home to the original schoolhouse for all of Paradise Valley, which is still standing to this day! There is a historic buffalo jump on the property, as well as many Native American artifacts such as arrowheads, fish traps, tipi rings and drive lines.
This property has sustained holding many different species of wildlife over the years such as elk, moose, antelope, wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, sheep, black bears, grizzly bears, badgers, fox, beavers, otters, and many different birds of prey. It also includes some amazing geology dating back to the ice ages. Dome Mountain Lodge has been operating as a hunting and fishing lodge for the past 65 years and has played a big role in conservation, education and relaxation for our guests over the years!
Aside from world-class trout fishing and the best elk hunting in the Rockies, Dome Mountain is home to more activities than one can accomplish in a week. Some additional activities include: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Sightseeing, Trail Rides, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Photography Expeditions, White-Water Rafting, Guided Gopher Hunts, and much more!