19 Acres Near Melrose, MT

Bordering National Forest

Building Site Already Installed

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Listing # 59-1662

Here’s 19.76 acres bordering national forest land with amazing views of the mountains, elk and deer in the forest all behind a private gate near Trapper Lake, Sappington Creek and the Big Hole River. Properties like this are super unique and hard to find. This high mountain property borders the Beaverhead Deer Lodge National Forest. And it’s right out in the middle of the Beaverhead Deer Lodge National Forest not just along the edge of it. Trapper Creek Road is a county road and then there’s a private gated driveway to a leveled camping or cabin site that sits right out where the views are spectacular. The property and camping site provide some of the most amazing views of Granite Mountain as well as Keokirk Mountain, Barbour Hill and more. You’re so close you can glass for mountain goats, sheep, and elk and deer. There are fantastic rock outcrops just above the property too that add to the uniqueness of the property and the property is completely forested as well. You’ll probably hear elk bugling from the property in the fall. And there’s mule deer, moose, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep in the area as well. You can hunt elk and deer right on your property or take off straight on to the tens of thousands of acres of National Forest that surround you. It’s in a general tag area for elk and deer along with additional second cow elk tags you can draw so there’s plenty of opportunity and plenty of country right out your back door to hunt. There’s jeep and ATV trails in the area as well that take you right up near the tops of some of the mountains, so you can access even more National Forest that way. And you can more easily experience the high alpine country around you. Hike to the top of the mountains or walk and explore the ridge lines and alpine basins all around. There’s fresh mountain spring water back down the road by the gate to haul back to the property to use, and Trapper Lake is only about 2 miles away as well. It’s a high mountain lake that’s full of cutthroat trout for all kinds of fishing fun that’s a short hike from the property. There’s lots of other high mountain lakes in the area too like Granite Lake, Cherry Lake, and Green Lake just to name a few. So, there are lots of lakes and mountains to explore and fish. The Big Hole River is back down at Melrose, Montana too if you want to take to the river for the day. Or head to the Beaverhead River which is only a bit further toward Dillon, Montana. This is high elevation snowy country at 8400 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. 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 to the property. You might consider bringing in a pickup box camper or pulling a small camper in or possibly even trailering some building materials in for a cabin, but you’d have to take it slow and work at it 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 property is one you have to experience to believe. It won’t last long either because it’s so rare and it’s priced to sell. Call Scott Joyner right away at 406-223-6039 to learn more about purchasing this great Montana property. Priced at $79,750.


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