About 1 mile east of Belfry, MT which is south of Billings and east of Red Lodge, MT on the beautiful banks of the Clark Fork River sets “Ucross Ranch”. The Clark Fork River is known for its grrrrreat trout fishing and the ranch has about 1.5 miles of the river as an east boundary. The unique thing about the river is the easy, gradual access to the river along the whole boundary. 6 individual deeds make the possibility’s endless, for an eventual subdivision, that would allow all lots of excellent river frontage. At present the owner has 2 pivots, purchased in 2016, irrigating about 120 acres of, roundup ready alfalfa hay that produces 7 ton to the acre with 3 cuttings. 80 acres were seeded in 2019 and 40 acres in 2017. The pictures we have were taken on the last week of August a couple of days before he started his 3rd cutting an unbelievable stand of alfalfa. The pivots are supplied water from a ditch that is strictly for the ranch and has never come up short for water. The present owner would lease back the hay operation for a 50/50 split, approximately 30,000/ year. Taking up about 30 acres are the corrals and buildings. Corrals are in good shape, buildings not so great, making it a no brainer for building your new house.
Belfry has one of the richest school districts in Montana, providing free breakfast, free lunch, and free preschool. The school offers the Boost Program in which students can stay after school until 5:30 Monday through Thursday and the school takes the children home.
In summary, the ranch is one of the most unique in Montana, a small acreage that can make you money with a beautiful place to build a magnificent home and some of the easiest access to the best fishing in the state for rainbow and brown trout, at the “end of the road”. A small-town atmosphere with a great small-town school yet close to Billings, the largest city in Montana. Priced right at $1,250,000.