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Montana Bale Trail



Utica, on the Judith River, was a hangout for cowboys, including one named Charles M. Russell, who later painted and sketched his memories of this area and its people. Besides cattle ranches and the Yogo sapphire mine, the area is rich in recreation opportunities such as the nearby Lewis and Clark National Forest and Ackley Lake State Park. The Judith River Wildlife Management Area, at the edge of the Little Belt Mountains, is a good place to view large elk herds in late fall and winter.


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Ackley Lake State Park

State Park
Hobson, MT

Big Sky Grocery

Specialty Store
Moore, MT

Bob's Bar, Dining & Motel

Neihart, MT

C.M. Russell Auto Tour

Scenic Highway
Stanford, MT

Circle Bar Ranch

Guest Ranch
Hobson, MT

Cottonwood Cabins

Lewistown, MT

Crystal Lake Cabin

National Forest Cabin

Crystal Lake Campground

National Forest Campground

Crystal Lake Snowmobile Trail

National Forest Trail