The Bold J Ranch is located 20 miles southwest of Lewistown along Crystal Lake Road North of the Big Snowy Mountains. Access is by 9 miles paved road and the 11 miles county gravel. The foothills of the Snowy Mountains are a high moisture area receiving around 21” of rain annually This allows the property to remain green for most of the summer. Bordering the ranch to the south is public land that leads into the Lewis and Clark National Forest. The forest is over 100,000 acres, with Miles of hiking trails and other outdoor activities. The Big Snowy Mountain elk herd has high numbers for the area and resides in the 411 and 511 hunting districts. Central Montana is highly regarded as some of the finest farm and ranch areas of Montana. The community thrives with successful Agricultural producers. The privacy and quality of life in this area is unsurpassed.
The Bold J Ranch contains 906 + deeded acres of diverse topography, ranging from rolling pine and aspen covered hills to open parks. Presently, the owners lease the ground for summer and fall grazing. The owner has been pasturing cattle from June until October
Big Snowy Mountains:
There are several smaller mountain ranges in Central Montana with a variety of recreation. The Big Snowy Mountains are just south of Lewistown that include 106,776 acres of Lewis and Clark National Forest. The most widely used access are from the following three roads: Red Hill Road, Cottonwood Creek Road, and Crystal Lake Road. The Big Snowy Mountain area is designated as a federal wilderness study area, leaving the area nearly untouched. The mountains are an excellent spot for exploring, hiking, or hunting within minutes from Lewistown.
Wildlife and Habitat:
This Bold J Ranch has a wide variety of wildlife. The ranch’s habitat is ideal for Elk, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Turkey, Mountain Lion, Black Bear, and some Moose. Along with many other Mountain wildlife. The meadows, brush, aspen, and scattered timber provides a good home for the animals.
Fortunately, this property lies within a climate zone that has over 21 inches of precipitation yearly and a 105 day growing season. Climate reports indicate that this area receives about 60 inches of snowy during the winter months. This property experiences the best of all four seasons Montana has to offer.
Situated on the north end of the property lies the headquarters of the Bold J Ranch. The Main residence has 2,605 square feet with 5 bedrooms 3.5 baths with attached garage built in 1996. On the main floor is flowing with hard wood floors with an open kitchen and dining room. Built-in cabinets in the living room and main floor bathroom. A walkout deck wraps the front of the house allowing for a great outside space. Upstairs lies the master bedroom and additional bedrooms. The basements if fully finished with living space and full bathroom. In addition to the main residence there is a guest home. The guest quarters includes 1 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen and garage with 1,050 square feet. The Property has two 1920 barns and an open sided lean-to for storage. All improvements at the Bold J Ranch were built with attention to detail and have a beautiful timeless look. It is shown that the buildings are very well maintained and have a pride of ownership. Outbuildings for the property are as follows: 40 X 24 Open Side Pole Building built in 1993, all metal with three bays. Building is great for easy storage. There are two barns in excellent conditions one is 34 X 34 and one is 70 X 32. Both barns were built in 1920 with metal roofs, newly painted exteriors, two stories and have been updated with electricity. The outbuildings on this property are great for storage and regular farm use.
Water on the Bold J Ranch includes Rock Creek which starts in the Big Snowy Mountains and flows throughout the north and south portions of the ranch. The northern portion of the ranch holds the headquarters and is were the creek pools and does create an opportunity for fishing of primarily Brook Trout. Water for the headquarters is provided by near by spring. Water tanks are spread throughout the property providing spring water for the cattle.
This ranch is especially well cared for with attention to detail. The combination of location, accessibility, and improvements is very desirable. The Bold J Ranch is a move in ready ranch, the buildings are beautiful and well maintained. The adjoining State and Federal lands located in the Big Snowy Mountains is often considered to be Montana’s more beautiful areas.