Piva Rafter P West Ranch

790 Acres - 24950 Highway 93, Challis, Idaho 83226

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790-acre working ranch on the Salmon River in the mountain community of Challis, Idaho with over 1618 acres of water rights and shares. Piva Rafter P Ranch handles 400 head and offers 2 homes, ample water rights, water shares, multiple creeks, ponds, irrigated pasture, a full-span indoor arena, a horse barn, and several outbuildings making it a turn-key cattle operation.


The ranch consists of 790 acres of level topography with many natural amenities. The acreage highlights multiple ponds and creeks.

The pastures are currently planted in alfalfa and hay. Nearly the entire property is irrigated through the water rights from the State of Idaho and the 1,242 acres of water shares through the Gini Ditch Company. The irrigation system consists of a combination of pivots, wheel lines, and flood irrigation through ditches. Additional pivots could be installed if one wished to expand the system. The ranch is fully fenced and cross-fenced.

798.77 Total Acres
376.50 acres of Water Rights
1,242 acres of Water Shares
Level Topography
Irrigated Pasture
Livestock Fencing
Pivots & Wheel Lines
Public Road Access
Suitable for Livestock or Horses


The ranch has been improved with several outbuildings with power and equipment for raising livestock. One of these outbuildings is the impressive full-span indoor arena. Another is the horse barn which has power, stalls, and a tack room. These outbuildings provide plenty of space throughout the ranch to store hay, equipment, or recreational vehicles.

Calving Barn with Power 30ft x 80ft
Cattle Chutes
Cinder Block Shop with Power 20ft x 75ft
Covered Livestock Stalls
Elk Fenced Hay Corrals
Horse Barn with Power, Stalls, & Tack Room 40ft x 80ft
Indoor Arena with Power 100ft x 150ft Full Span
Vintage Log Barn with Power 30ft x 30ft

There is a beautiful home in the center of the ranch that was built in 1999. It is in the perfect location to enjoy 360-degree views. This main home has 3,892 sq ft of living space with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an attached 3-car garage. The inviting interior showcases a great room with vaulted ceilings and a river rock fireplace. The spacious adjoining kitchen has an island, a built-in oven, a breakfast bar, and a pantry. The home also features hardwood floors, an office, a reading loft, and a main-level master suite with a jetted tub and a walk-in closet. The guest bedrooms each have a vanity sink and adjoining bathroom. The open deck with the hot tub is the perfect place to relax and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

There is a second residence on the ranch that would be ideal for rental income. It is a 2,400 sq ft home with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms that was built in 1940.

Main Home 3,892 sq ft

3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
3 Car Attached Garage
Great Room with Fireplace
Kitchen Island
Hardwood Floors
Hot Tub
Vaulted Ceilings

Second Home 2,400 sq ft


Custer County contains a large portion of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, so the recreational opportunities available at your fingertips are plenty. Residents and visitors enjoy mountaineering, hiking, camping, hunting, mountain biking, or horseback riding. The Salmon River offers activities such as swimming, jet-boating, river rafting, fishing, and kayaking.

0 miles from Salmon River
5 miles from Land of Yankee Fork State Park
9 miles from Salmon-Challis National Forest
11 miles from Challis Hot Springs
60 miles from Stanley, Idaho
60 miles from Borah Peak
67.5 miles from Redfish Lake
80 miles from Sun Valley, Idaho

Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources

The ranch has ample water for irrigation with nearly the entire ranch being irrigated. The irrigation water comes from a combination of priority water rights through the State of Idaho and water shares through the Gini Ditch Water Company. The water rights have priority dates going as far back as 3/22/1879. In addition to irrigation rights, there are water rights for wildlife storage, stock water, and domestic usage.

1,242 Water Shares Through Gini Ditch Water Company
2021 Assessment for Gini Ditch= $919.40
376.50 Acres of Water Rights through Idaho Department of Water Resources

Please note these are estimates The seller will be keeping some of the water rights and shares for the portion of the ranch that the seller is retaining.


The ranch is located in a peaceful rural setting only 3.5 miles from the town of Challis along the Salmon River Scenic Byway. The byway is a stretch of road following the Salmon River within a mountain corridor flanked on both sides by BLM land and the Salmon-Challis National Forest. This roadway follows a portion of the Lewis Clark Trail.
Challis, Idaho is a small town that serves as the county seat for Custer County. The area is known for its mining history, hot springs, and recreation along the Salmon River.

Basic Details
Property Type : Farm
Listing Type : For Sale
Listing ID : 7656602
Price : $8,000,000
Year Built : 0
Acres : 790 Acres
Address Map
Country : US
State : ID
County : Custer County
City : Challis
Zipcode : 83226
Street Address : 24950 Highway 93
Longitude : W115° 47' 12.5''
Latitude : N44° 32' 34.9''
Farm For Sale
  • Listing ID : 7656602
  • Acres : 790 Acres
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Hayden Outdoors Real Estate
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