Productive Teton County Farmland, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
The smell of freshly turned black top-soil dense with nutrients begins the growing season. There is nothing more satisfying than trudging through thick, jade colored winter wheat and watching the heads fill with protein-rich grain. The late summer months ripen the wheat to a beautiful gold that resembles waves of amber. These 400 acres of farm ground are 10 miles from Dutton, Montana and lie in the sacred Golden Triangle that stretches from Conrad to Havre and anchors in Great Falls. This region produces more wheat than most other regions in the entire country. Weather conditions, soil type, and soil nutrients all combine to form the ideal growing conditions for wheat, barley and other small grain crops. The property is in close proximity to grain elevators. The 100% base acres on the farm ground typically yield 76+ bushels per acre of winter wheat. Conservation remains an utmost priority and is demonstrated by the seller’s diligent dozer work to eradicate erosion. Power stretches alongside the county road on the eastern border of the property. Springs producing water on the west side of the property could potentially be developed for cattle or livestock. Agriculture represents much of the viability; however, a gravel pit on the property extends further opportunity to generate income. The land sprawls out in Teton County where farming and ranching are main industries along the Rocky Mountain Front. Hunting and fishing abounds in this region. The property is in Hunting District 404 and serves as a wintering range for large herds of mule deer. The vegetation and grain provides cover and food for upland game birds, particularly sharp-tail grouse. Access is convenient off 4thLane NE.
Dutton, Montana is part of Teton County and was incorporated in 1935. As an agriculturally based community, Dutton is surrounded by some of the best wheat growing land in the state. The small town has two parks and a pool!
Choteau, Montana is located in Montana’s heartland at the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front. This charming destination has remarkable recreational opportunities such as camping, swimming, hiking, skiing, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, shopping, golf and dinosaur digging! The area around Choteau was used by dinosaurs as a breeding ground millions of years ago! Egg Mountain is 12 miles west of Choteau. The mountain has supplied more information about the biology of dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period than any other paleontology dig in the world!
Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge
This shallow basin was left as a result of the last glacier in the area. It covers over 5000 acres and is a bird haven. The refuge supports a variety of wildlife and migratory waterfowl.
Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area
The Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area is located between Fairfield and Choteau and is known for the massive snow geese and tundra swan migrations that take place in the spring and fall.
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
This buffalo jump is considered to be the largest bison cliff jump in the United States. The native people utilized the jump for at least two thousand years before Lewis and Clark ventured through on their expedition through Montana. The park has an interpretive trail, picnic tables, and a protected black tailed prairie dog town.
Teton Pass Ski Area
Located on the edge of the magnificent Rocky Mountain Front, the Teton Pass Ski Area has stunning scenery, diverse terrain and the most untouched snow of any ski hill around! Just east of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area and west of Choteau, the ski area covers 400 acres and has 43 downhill runs with access to backcountry skiing and snowmobiling trails. Enjoy the lack of lift lines and the friendly staff while being accommodated by a large day lodge, a restaurant/bar, ski school and rental shop.
Starting east of the Rocky Mountain Front and flowing for more than 195 miles, the Teton River has a mixture of moderate and slow current. The river flows through the countryside giving life to ranch and farmlands. Once the river reaches Choteau, it becomes a warm water fishery and continues on to the Marias River. The best place to catch a Brown Trout is near Choteau and as the water gets warmer further down, Pike, Catfish and other bottom fish are frequently caught. This stretch of the Teton offers up as much solitude and peace for a float or fishing trip.
Wildlife viewing sites throughout Teton County allow opportunities for viewing mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, white-tailed and mule deer. Hikers can find solitude while taking on Antelope Butte, Castle Reef, Ear Mountain, Choteau Mountain, Mount Drouillard, Mount Frazier, Mount Patrick Gass, Mount Werner, Mount Wright, Old Baldy, Old Man of the Hills, Teton Peak and more. Fishing including fly fishing, bait fishing and ice fishing can be found at Bynum and Eureka Reservoirs, Gibson Dam, the Sun River, Teton River, Arod Lake and Pishkun Reservoir.