The 63 Ranch history dates from 1863 (hence its name). In 1982 it was the first dude ranch in Montana declared a National Historic Site. Our family has owned and operated The 63 continuously since 1929. We are Sandra and Bud Cahill, and their son Jeff. Sandra is daughter of the founders Paul and Jinnie Christensen. The ranch sits at 5600 feet altitude below Elephant Head Mtn., 50 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, 12 miles from Livingston, Montana.