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The Historic Crail Ranch Conservators have generated extensive documents about this area over the years.
View the Crail Ranch Stories below.


Homesteads to Huntley

This short feature film explores early meadow homesteaders and renowned NBC News anchor and Montana native Chet Huntley’s first vision for Big Sky Resort including rare photos and film footage. Visit the link above to view the film.

Independent Film Company Shoots at Crail Ranch

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Crail Ranch on the Big Screen –  Jennings Barmore of Slingshot Media House productions requested and received permission to use Historic Crail Ranch as a location for a western shoot. A primary purpose of the shoot was to test out a new camera, the CION, from AJA Video Systems which was recently released to the professional film-making  market. Slingshot has made a short video trailer from the shots they took at Crail Ranch in the first minute of  ‘The Reclamation’ on YouTube:


Historic Crail Ranch has an impressive library of images.
Inquire about uses and fees crailranch@bsco.org

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New Signage

New signage guides visitors to and around Crail Ranch. After the removal of our large gate signs...

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Guns of the Ranch

Murder/Suicide Weapon? When Frank W. Crail, grandson of the original homesteader, presented the...

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Emmett & Annie

Relative visits Crail Ranch Becky Frey Finnegan (right) is shown here chatting with Big Sky author...

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BSCO Public Trails

BSCO manages 23+ miles of trails that are all multi-use and multi-directional.

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The majority of BSCO trails are open year-round, barring any temporary seasonal hazard closures.

= Groomed or plowed during the winter.Note: Ungroomed / plowed trails are still open & get packed down by use.

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