The 4,743± acre Little Lost River Valley Ranch is located in east central Idaho’s upper Little Lost River Valley surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Lemhi and Lost River ranges. With wide open views and no residential structures visible, the majesty of this “Old West” landscape is breathtaking. Summit Creek, a year-round spring creek that originates on adjoining federal lands, meanders through stands of alder and willow for more than three miles through the ranch and is home to robust populations of spirited rainbow and brook trout.
Bordered by lands managed by the Salmon/Challis National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and State of Idaho, the ranch’s views and natural setting are almost entirely protected from the intrusion of development. A conservation easement covering 1,950± acres of the property enhances this effect by protecting habitat for elk, deer, pronghorn, sage grouse, raptors, wading birds, and waterfowl.
A custom-designed 600± square foot log cabin constructed in 2008 is perched above Summit Creek overlooking the creek and nearby wetlands. Every window of the cabin frames an extraordinary view, and the porch is the perfect spot to relax and watch the day begin and end. The cabin and its remarkable setting were featured on the cover of Mountain Living magazine in August 2012 and in Country Living in the fall of 2013.
The ranch is accessible all year and situated midway between Sun Valley, Idaho and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, within easy reach from either community. Idaho Falls, Idaho and its commercial airport lie approximately two hours southeast of the property, while Salt Lake City, Utah is located just over four hours to the south.