1300 N. Montana Ave. Suite 3B
Helena, MT 59601

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Borders National Forest On 3 Sides

2 Creeks On This Property

Near The Big Hole River

# 59-1685
$215,750

20.5 acres for sale bordering National Forest on three sides at the end of the road with two creeks, amazing mountain views, trees, elk, sheep, and deer all near Trapper Lake and the famed Big Hole River. You aren’t going to find this kind of property anytime, anywhere, EVER. This is the crown jewel of Trapper Creek. It’s one of the most unique Montana mountain properties I’ve ever seen. Pride Of The West was aptly named by the old timers because it sits up high in the alpine country in a cirque basin at the very end of the road. It’s the last private property on the road and from there you’re surrounded by National Forest on three sides. And its right out in the middle of the Beaverhead Deer Lodge National Forest not just along the edge of it. The road leads right to a camping site that’s already been leveled and that overlooks the headwaters of Sappington Creek which has a series of waterfalls that tumble across orange and whitish rocks making them almost glow and helps make this one of the most amazing opportunities I’ve ever seen to purchase a high mountain property. The creek and waterfalls are incredibly unique and are beautiful and pristine in this high basin of Trapper Creek. The views of the surrounding mountains are awe inspiring too. There’s Granite Mountain, Lion Mountain, Cleve Mountain, and Sheriff Mountain to name just a few. The mountains are above tree line and it’s got that great alpine look and feel. It’s a must see to believe and experience. There are jeep and ATV trails that take you right on to the National Forest from the property and up to near the tops of some of these nearby mountains where you’ll have a chance of seeing mountain goats and bighorn sheep as well as the elk, deer and moose in the area. The picture of the bighorn sheep ram was taken right here on the property. It’s high country at its finest and it’s all close by where you can access it right from the property. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination and ambition. You can also hunt your property for deer and elk or step right out on to the National Forest and take off from there. There’s thousands and thousands of acres and you’re right out in the middle of it all. You can hunt both elk and deer with a general tag and there’s extra cow tags you can draw for a second elk as well since the elk are so plentiful in Hunting District 331. There are vast amounts of country to find them in, so you can’t go wrong. Trapper Lake is a high mountain Lake that’s only about 2 miles from the property too. It has lots of high mountain cutthroat trout in it for lots and lots of fun. The Pioneer Mountains here have a multitude of high mountain lakes and streams to hike, explore, and fish. If that’s not enough the Big Hole River is back down Trapper Creek Road at Melrose, Montana and the Beaverhead River is nearby too. It’s a fisherman’s paradise. The area is rich in mining history as well. Some of the remains of the old towns of Hecla, Lion City, and Trapper City can still be found where the miners worked and lived in hopes of striking it rich on the silver, copper, and other metals these mountains hold. Some evidence of the past mining can still be seen, but most of the property is forested and looks primarily undisturbed. The property still has the ruminants of an old water system that came from Sappington Creek used to provide water to the miners who worked on claims and lived below. This is high elevation snowy country at 8800 feet, so don’t ask about living here year-round. It’s recreational property at its finest during the summer and fall, but not a place to live in the winter. In fact, most of the property is prone to avalanches during the winter since it’s so high and snowy. The road is rough in places too. From Melrose, Montana there’s about 8 miles of relatively good gravel road. From there it’s another approximately 7 miles of rough unmaintained county road and then about 1 more mile of private road to the property. You might consider bringing in a pickup box camper or pulling a small camper in, but you’d have to take it slow and it would be rough. Melrose which is about 15 miles away has fuel and a place to eat. It’s about 46 miles to Dillon and about 50 miles to Butte for more of the amenities and an airport there in Butte. This is an extremely rare find bordering the National Forest out at the end of the road and having all these hunting, fishing, and recreating opportunities at your fingertips along with the history and wildlife in the area. It’s that great piece of Montana mountain heaven that could be all yours to own. All your friends will be jealous for sure. Don’t let this once in a lifetime opportunity slip away. Call Scott Joyner today to get more information on this amazing property, 406-223-6039. Priced at $215,750.

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