Lower Cedar Creek Ranch



Knipe Land Company

Property Description

Lower Cedar Creek Ranch

Location: Settled on the north slope of the Lost River Range near Mackay in Custer County, Idaho. Just an hour east of Sun Valley in the summertime over Trail Creek Road and hour and a half northwest of Idaho Falls. Miners originally settled the area which has now transitioned into a small ranching and agricultural center. This “cow-town” charmer is situated in a stunning valley surrounded by Idaho’s tallest peaks, top rated ATV trails, world class flying fishing and big game hunting in the surrounding national forest.

Acreage & Water: This 1259± deeded acre ranch boasts 737± irrigated acres with the balance in dry land grazing. The irrigated fields include 14 pivots that are nearly all gravity fed, with two having pumps feeding water from a large pond.  All the water is provided from Lower Cedar Creek which springs from the mountain a mile up the creek bed from the diversion point. It is comprised of four large non-contiguous sections and includes irrigation equipment and water rights.

The Home Place

Contains all the buildings for the property including a large 2640± square foot single story log-sided home with a basement.  The house features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living and family rooms plus a work shop room in the  basement that has access to the outside.

Additional buildings include:

• 4 Stall Horse Barn 25×28

• Calving Shed – 50×100 w/ sliding door and cement stem wall

• Loafing Shed – 25×175 open front style

• Two 10K Bushel Silos and a small tack room building

There are also working corrals with automatic waterers, two wells and a high fence stackyard.

Irrigated field details:

⁃ 6 Tower 100% circle pivot planted in dairy hay

– 7 Tower ½ circle pivot planted in dairy hay

– 3 Tower 60% circle pivot grows volunteer grasses

– 3 Tower ½ circle pivot grows pasture mix

– 2 Tower ½ circle pivot and planted in corn

Bar Road Fields

• 10 Tower 100% circle pivot planted in barley & new seeding alfalfa

• 5 Tower ½ circle pivot planted in pasture mix

Grazing Ground

160± acres of dry grazing ground situated at the base of the mountain and surrounded on all sides by BLM land. Great potential for a future home building site.

There are two grazing permits running with the land:

• BLM Mackay Allotment provides for 205 cattle from May 6th through July 4th. Includes unfenced state and private lands.

• US Forest Service Lower Cedar Allotment provides for 40 pair from May 1st through June 30th.

Within Idaho Fish & Game Hunt Unit 50 which has licenses and tags available for big game, upland birds and fishing.

Loop Road Fields

Irrigated field details:

• 8 Tower 100% circle pivot planted in barley then grazed

• 2 Tower ½ circle pivot planted in grass                                

• 7 Tower 100% circle pivot planted in grass then grazed

• 4 Tower 1/4 circle pivot planted in grass

• 3 Tower 60% circle pivot planted in alfalfa

• 6 Tower 100% circle pivot planted in Timothy hay and hay grass mix

• 3 Tower 100% circle pivot planted in alfalfa

A large pond fed from the Lower Cedar Creek water includes two booster pumps, a 20HP and 5HP, to ensure full coverage.

An access easement comes off Loop Road on this section of the ranch and there is a set of holding pens. All planting and field coverage information reflect the 2023 growing season.  Additional documents on fields, irrigation and water rights can be provided upon request.


This part of Custer County lies within the Challis-Salmon National Forest and features Mt. Borah, the Mackay Reservoir, the most ATV trails in the state, world class ice and fly fishing, rock climbing and hounding.  Not to mention some of the best large game hunting especially for moose, pronghorn and elk.

Ranches like the Lower Cedar Creek Ranch are rarely on the market. The stunning location and the operational components, this property offers provide an opportunity that will exceed a buyers expectation off this Idaho gem.

Mike Seal
, Sales Associate

Ready to take the next step? Let’s talk!

Property Highlights:

  • Farming

  • Ranching

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