South Fork Road Ranch, Montana
Property Types: Farms, Ranches, Home, Recreational, Timber Land
Activities & Amenities
- Attached Garage
Luxurious features and outstanding views await on this 40-acre ranch near Hobson, Montana. Striking windows follow the pitched roof line that mimic the mountain peaks of the Little Belt Mountains jutting in the horizon. Elk and deer travel through the property looking to be replenished by the pristine Judith River. An expansive deck wraps around the home inviting relaxation in the sunshine. With comfort in mind, the home is suited to meet and exceed your needs. Radiant floor heat and a pellet stove complement the winter weather. Water is abundant with a well flowing at 35 gallons per minute and a spring that feeds hydrants throughout the acreage. Excess water flows to a pond behind the insulated shop. A seasonal creek trickles through the backside of the 40 acres. Additionally, there is a barn that can be customized to meet your specific needs. The home boasts 3,046 square feet with elements that bring nature in. For example, the laminate wood flooring and wood trim encompass the space. The custom built-in entertainment center displays the attention to detail. The fenced in property is ideal for horses or animals. The property epitomizes the ultimate Montana life: mountains and a river in the near distance, big blue sky overhead, and the tranquility that erupts echoes throughout a secluded valley.
The town of Hobson, Montana lies on Highway 87 in Judith Basin County. The close-knit community is among many recreational activities in the state of Montana. Stop into the Hobson Museum for a collection of old farming machinery and see how the pioneers lived in central Montana. Ackley Lake State Park is a great place to go fish, camp, and enjoy the water. The Little Belt Mountains sprawl out to the south and west.
Ackley Lake State Park
Nestled in the heart of Montana, Ackley Lake State Park offers 290 acres of park that includes mountain views and Ackley Lake. The lake provides fishing, boating, swimming, birdwatching, picnicking, and camping. It is stocked with Rainbow Trout and Tiger Muskie. The state park has camping sites and two boat launches. The lake is often good angling for 10-to-15-inch fish.
Little Belt Mountains
The Little Belt Mountains are a section of the rugged Rocky Mountains. They lie mostly in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. The unspoiled nature is used for logging and recreation. The mountains have been mined for silver since the 1880s and for sapphires since 1896. The famous Yogo sapphire is mined near Yogo Creek. The highest peak of the range is Big Baldy Mountain towering at 9,175 feet. Ponderosa pines and Douglas-firs predominantly fill the forest providing cover for black bear, elk, white-tailed and mule deer. Rifle and archery hunting is excellent, and during the fall, hunter’s orange can be spotted trekking up the trails. The hum of motorized vehicles can often be heard as it is a popular sport here as well.
Showdown Ski Area
Ski in the heart of Montana at Showdown Ski Area and the Silver Crest Nordic Trail System that consists of weekly groomed trails for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. The Kings Hill Snowmobiling System is considered to be one of the finest in Montana and has over 200 miles of marked and groomed trails.
Judith River Wildlife Management Area
These 9,408 acres seek to provide wintering elk and other wildlife with vegetation and to keep the elk numbers in balance. The Judith River Wildlife Management Area also offers public recreation opportunities through wildlife viewing, hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, and photography. Winter is an excellent time to catch a glimpse of elk and deer; however, the area is closed in the winter months due to snow accumulations and road conditions. In other seasons, be on the lookout for white-tailed deer, antelope, raptors, small mammals, and songbirds. Licensed hunters can wander the mountains for a chance to bag an elk, mule and white-tailed deer, antelope, and black bear. Rifle hunting for elk is by special permit. Archery season opens a general elk hunt and there are some opportunities for upland game bird hunting.
The Judith River is a tributary of the majestic Missouri River. Flowing for 127 miles, the river begins in the Little Belt Mountains where it eventually pours into the Missouri near Judith Landing. This area identified for its white cliffs and spectacular rock formations as well as its floating opportunities. Fish for Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout, Burbot, Channel Catfish, Mountain Whitefish, and Sauger.