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Hughes Family

Our History

Our Story

The Hughes Family has ranched south of Stanford since 1892 when William I. Hughes homesteaded 160 acres on Willow Creek. Since this time, land stewardship and sound animal husbandry have been a way of life. Hughes Mountain Ranch represents and promotes agriculture with similar innovative and conservation-minded efforts practiced by past generations.

We currently run a cow/calf operation on Hughes & Sons Cattle Co. and Hughes Mountain Ranch, both of which are managed to accommodate all native wildlife and preserve the natural landscapes of Judith Basin County.


Judith Basin County is located in the heart of central Montana, where mountains, rivers, and plains meet. The lodge is located near Stanford, about a 14 mile drive. Other towns nearby include Utica, Hobson, and Lewistown.  For information and events, visit Central Montana.  

Round Butte and Square Butte
Auto Tour Map
Utica, MT
Utica, MT
Stanford, MT
Stanford, MT
Running Wolf Road
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