The Bitterroot Valley on the western Montana and Idaho border is a place of majesty, serenity, natural beauty and comfort in all four seasons. In spring, the meadows are alive with wildflowers and the air is fresh with new beginnings. In summer, the sun-filled days are perfect for horseback riding, fishing, scenic float trips, rafting and swimming.
The mountains dressed for fall are a dazzling sight with bright blue skies and aspen shimmering in the sun … followed by crisp, cool evenings. Our surprisingly mild winters are exhilarating with the beautiful silence of fresh powder mornings, the breathtaking grandeur of Bitterroot Mountain panoramas and the excitement of Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or horseback riding through unspoiled snow-covered wilderness.
Some guests never leave the property during their stay. But if you do venture out, the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana has much to offer. The mountains and rivers are a photographer's dream. The Bitterroot National Forest borders Triple Creek Ranch and is home to many of our popular hikes. Short drives away, the following trail heads await: Baker Lake, Boulder Falls, Stateline Trail, Trapper Peak and Lake Como.
For guests interested in the local history, the following places make a wonderful day drive from Triple Creek Ranch:
The elevation at Triple Creek Ranch is an invigorating 4,600 feet. Springtime temperatures range between 45° and 75° with crisp mornings and evenings. Summer days are warm and sunny, anywhere from 65° to 95° and may cool down to 45° at night. Fall tends to be a bit warmer than spring, with temperatures between 50° and 80° during the day, and dropping as low as 30° after sunset. Winter days are typically 25° to 45° with overnight temperatures in the low 20s.
Weather can be unpredictable. Storms can occur with little warning and temperatures can change quickly. In all seasons, it is best to be prepared for varying conditions by layering your clothing and carrying extra water. Because of the higher elevation, sunscreen and lip balm are highly recommended along with hats and a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt to protect you from the sun.
In addition to ranch horses grazing in the meadows, elk, deer, moose, turkeys and osprey make their home at Triple Creek Ranch and the surrounding areas. You may also spot bald eagles flying above the ranch or along the Bitterroot River so be sure to pack your camera. When you do come into contact with animals during your vacation, remember to respect their territory and keep your distance.
Montana Big Sky Country
Lost Trail Ski Area
Fly Fishing Always