Russell Point Ranch, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Waterfront, Recreational, Timber Land
Experience the majesty and the panoramic beauty of Big Sky Country and feel what once inspired legendary western artist Charles Russell on your own piece of breathtaking mountain property. Russell Point, which can be seen from this property, was named after this Montana legend. Just imagine the crackle of a campfire as you tell great stories and relive a day of exceptional hunting or hiking the Little Belt Mountains with this property gem. This 11 acre dream with the crystal clear waters of the south fork of the Judith River flowing softly through it is truly one of a kind! The abundant wildlife of the Little Belt Mountains and the surrounding area is just what the hunting enthusiast ordered. The property is just a stone’s throw away from thousands of acres of public land of the Lewis and Clark National Forest Service in several directions. This spectacular outdoor recreational jewel is situated only steps away from some of Montana’s most pristine National Forest Land complete with abundant trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, hiking, bicycling, and so much more. This unparalleled recreational property is the perfect place for your dream cabin or for a hunting camp in the fall. Purchase now before your one of a kind Big Sky western dream piece of property is gone!
Experience the serenity of what Montana mountains offer as well as the convenience that the small surrounding towns provide with quick access to all major amenities. The property is located approximately 20 miles SW of Utica, MT, the heart of the famous “What the Hay” competition. Lewistown is a short 55 miles to the east and Great Falls is approximately 95 miles to the NW. The county seat of Stanford is located approximately 40 miles to the north. The Little Belt Mountains, Highwood Mountains, Judith Mountains and Snowy Mountains form a rim around the area creating an actual drainage basin, which in part is how Judith Basin County got its name. Sapphire Village is only approximately 15 minutes from the property along the Judith River and gradually climbing into the foothills. Lot owners still hold the right in perpetuity to dig nearby for gemstones. Many years ago this area is where stagecoaches once rolled, bringing Englishmen in and taking canvas bags of Yogo Sapphires out. While the Royal American Sapphire is a part of the world of big business, high finance, national marketing and aggressive advertising, the same stone, in Central Montana, is and will always be known as the Yogo sapphire.
No need to have to trailer any equipment with the wide open trails conveniently located right outside the back door to some of Montana’s most breathtaking scenery. Enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snow-showing, hiking, biking, and more.
Anglers will find both still water (Ackley Lake State Park) and moving water in the Judith River, Lost Fork, Dry Fork, Yogo Creek and the Middle and South Forks of the Judith River. Ackley Lake also has camping and boating. Anglers willing to hike will find some hidden streams and lakes in the mountains worth the climb. The Judith River begins its life in the Little Belt Mountains, a small mountain range located to the southwest of Lewistown, Montana. The river flows for 125 miles to the confluence with the Missouri River. In the upper stretches, the Judith River flows through some wide, scenic agricultural valleys that are flanked by the scenic Little Belt Mountains. Following this, the Judith River flows through the broad and arid plains on its way to the Missouri River.
As fall approaches the county becomes a hunter’s mecca. Area habitat supports elk, White-Tailed Deer, Mule Deer, bear, moose and mountain lions. Deer and elk hunting districts are within 420 and 448 and the antelope hunting district is 430.
Lewistown is the county seat of Fergus County, Montana, and was also the site of a gold rush when gold was discovered in the nearby Judith Mountains in 1880. Where the Mountains meet the Plains - Lewistown, Montana embodies the great spirit of Montana's Big Sky. Located in the center of the state, Lewistown lives up to its name of the Heart of Montana. From big game and bird hunting to fishing, camping, biking, and hiking, outdoor recreation opportunities abound in and around the beautiful Judith Basin.
Surrounded by five stunning mountain ranges, Lewistown is steeped in the history of the Old West. The Snowies, the Judiths, the Moccasins, the Belts, and the Highwoods all boast magnificent views from which grand 100-mile vistas stretch out below. Picturesque landscapes, mountain terrain, and small quiet towns are typical of the area. Cattle ranching, wheat farming and hay production still provide the primary economic base. Coupled with the many manufacturing businesses and local entrepreneurs, Lewistown is a hub of activity. Aside from its traditional ‘western heritage’, musicians, artists and craftsmen contribute to the variety of weekly events and happenings. Lewistown is a busy place with a strong sense of community and plenty of activities to keep everyone involved and entertained.
C.M. Russell Museum
The Old West is still alive here at the Russell Museum. Charlie captured the spirit and the culture of the West during the late 1800s and early 1900s. His artwork is part entertainment, part history lesson. The museum hold hundreds of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and illustrations created from childhood through the end of Charlie’s life. His subjects were based on Western history and his own experience, including cowboys, Plains Indians, and wildlife.
Great Falls has alluring panoramic views of the Rocky, Highwood and Belt Mountain Ranges, Missouri River valley, buttes and grasslands that are pure high plains. Immerse yourself in outdoor adventures for every season. Hike, raft, paddle board, bike, cross country ski, snowshoe, ski, kayak, rock climb or fish within minutes and in solitude. Great Falls is home to cultural adventures with more museums per capita than any other city in the state. Great Falls is the central portion of Montana and is home to Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard. Additionally, the River’s Edge trail is 57 miles long and expanding and easily accessible from the heart of the city. Riverside Railyard is one of the top 5 Pacific Northwest skate parks. Great Falls is home to the Montana Veteran’s Memorial and Roe River, the world’s shortest river. It is home to the Great Falls Voyagers, the Chicago White Sox rookie affiliate. (Courtesy of Rebecca Engum, Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director)