Privately owned for nearly 50 years, the Rocky Mountain Irrigated Farm operates as a working cattle ranch with the robust Rocky Mountain Front towering in the background. The area is characterized by views of rugged mountain peaks and alpine rivers and streams soaking the fertile grass-covered land. The meticulously cared-for property displays sturdy fences and well-managed pastures. Pivots and wheel-lined irrigators deluge 271 acres of cropland rotated between alfalfa and barley hay. The acreage consists of creek bottoms and rolling hills with a covering of lush native grasses. Badger Creek and Piegan Canal flow through the property in addition to multiple natural springs supplying the crops and livestock with adequate water! Coveted water rights accompany this property. The sellers own majority shares in the Piegan Water Supply Company whom holds the water rights for the Piegan Canal. Ample hay is produced from sufficient water shares to supply feed for winter. Calves will pack on the pounds from the nutrient-dense grasses. This fantastic farm allows Montana’s rich legacy of farming and ranching to thrive while being located in a diverse ecosystem. Natural and authentic, this Montana farm encompasses all lifestyles and traditions of Montana.
Improvements on the farm are well-maintained and functional. There is a 2,240 square foot home that was built in 1964. The home has two bedrooms and a full unfinished basement. The property has three cattle barns, a 32’ x 30’ shop, two storage sheds, and a tack shed.
The Rocky Mountain Front provides the ideal habitat for wildlife such as mule and white-tailed deer, antelope, beaver, grizzly bear, coyotes, and many different species of birds. Lake Frances is nearby for excellent fishing and water sports. The outdoor amenities of Montana are abundant. Hunt, fish, hike, camp, and adventure in the virtually untouched Bob Marshall Wilderness.
The span of the acreage is located 106 miles from the nearest International Airport in Great Falls, Montana. Take a mere thirty-minute drive to experience one of the most beautiful places on earth, the “Crown of the Continent” Glacier National Park.