Montana Ranch for Sale
Nestled into the foothills of the incredible and highly sought after Highwood mountain range, lies this 5th generation bustling ranch just out of Geyser MT. The notable condition of the land is the product of years of meticulous stewardship from the Backa family who originally homesteaded it and the Vaskey/Backa family that still cares for it today. This 1,665 deeded acre, cattle ranch, is well rounded in productivity, boasting 214 acres of lush hay ground and the remaining 1,451 acres in well managed native grass. Located approximately ¼ mile off the well-maintained county road, electricity and a deep well supply this ranch with the opportunity for water by implementing a four mile/8 water tank system installed in 2018 spanning the property, 4 stock ponds round out the water system, keeping livestock and wildlife content.
The setting of this electric/well location would make a beautiful, secluded building site with Hay creek running through on a seasonal basis, feeding willow trees and scenic vegetation. Good fences make good neighbors and the fence on this property will keep you in good standing with all! Steeped in history, you will be able to enjoy remnants of days gone by with remnants of stagecoach crossings that helped bring travelers to the cowboy town of Geyser. You know you are in the heart of cowboy country when you have views of 2 mountain ranges and the iconic Square Butte. The famous C.M. Russell spent a lot of time in the Geyser area, painting the incredible views and the raw frontier way of life he witnessed and Square Butte was in many of them. Saddle up your horse and ride the trails that were made by cowboys when the west was really wild!
Located approximately 40 miles from Great Falls you are close to all conveniences but have a mecca of recreational opportunities at your doorstep. The Highwood mountains hold the key to Boone and Crockett trophy elk and deer and 1,618 acres gives you landowner preference opportunities to the exclusive tag draws for hunting the Highwoods. A perfect location for that awesome hunting cabin, outfitting business or the new construction home you have been dreaming of. This property could also be an ideal 1031 opportunity with a longstanding neighbor currently leasing for grazing. Whether it’s the cowboy way of life or the trophy hunting opportunities in the area that you seek, this beautiful, well cared for ranch will not disappoint!
The old town of Geyser, Montana was named for the bubbly mud geysers in the area. The present town location was moved where stagecoaches would rest for the night en route between Great Falls and Lewistown. Many generations continue to live in the same area that past immigrants who first settled in the area. Geyser is in Judith Basin County surrounded by four beautiful mountain ranges: Little Belt Mountains, Snowy’s, Highwood’s and the Judith’s. Agriculture dominates the area economy as demonstrated by the golden wheat fields, emerald green hayfields or rolling landscape speckled with thriving cattle herds. The stretch of Highway 87 between Lewistown and Great Falls is named for the legendary western artist Charlie Russell as the Charlie Russell Trail. His experiences as a cowboy in this area inspired many of his paintings.
For more on Judith Basin County, visit: Home – Judith Basin County – Montana (jbcounty.org)