Listing # 59-1750

Bordering National Forest
Building Site In Place
Near The Big Hole River

Listing # 59-1750 $59,750

Montana Property for sale bordering National Forest. It's right out in the middle of the Beaverhead Deer Lodge National Forest, not just along the edge of it. The property is ready to camp and enjoy the mountain views and the fresh, high mountain air. This property has fantastic mountain views and wildlife galore near Trapper Lake and the famed Big Hole River. It’s an affordable Montana mountain property! The property sits in a high alpine basin under Lion, Sheriff, and Cleve Mountains. You’ll see bighorn sheep and mountain goats right from the property and mule deer, elk, and moose. The property borders the National Forest, and a level camping site overlooks the Trapper Creek Valley, which looks right up at the mountain tops. Because it’s so high and right next to the mountains, it’s not a place for a cabin as the area is prone to avalanches in the winter. Still, tent camping or pulling a small camper up for the summer and fall months puts you in one of the most extraordinary settings. And what a place to call your own and get away and enjoy. There are jeep and ATV trails that will take you right on to the National Forest and up near the tops of some of these mountains in the area where you’ll have a chance of seeing more mountain goats and bighorn sheep as well as elk, deer, and moose. It’s high country at its finest, and it’s all close by, so you can access it 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 out onto the National Forest and take off from there. There are 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 extra cow tags you can draw for a second elk 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 1/2 miles from the property. It’s teaming with high mountain cutthroat trout in it for all kinds of fun. Trapper Creek and Sappington Creek both have cutthroat trout as well. The Pioneer Mountains have many 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. This is high-elevation, snowy country of 8600 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 entire drainage is rich in mining history. 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. It’s hard to imagine all the miners and the activity the property and the Trapper Creek drainage used to have. You can still see some of the old mining apparatus in the basin and up on the headwall the miners used to scale and tunnel into. Some of the old cables can still be seen as well. It’s a fantastic setting and a unique opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind property. It’s a must-see to believe and experience. The road is rough in places, too. From Melrose, Montana, there are about 8 miles of relatively good gravel road. From there, it’s another approximately 8 miles of rough, unmaintained county road. You might consider bringing in a pickup box camper or pulling a small camper in, but you’d have to take it slow, which would be rough. Building a cabin on the property is not recommended because of the risk of avalanches in the winter. About 15 miles away, Melrose has fuel and a place to eat. It’s about 47 miles to Dillon and about 50 miles to Butte for more amenities and an airport there in Butte. This is an extremely rare find up in the alpine country bordering the National Forest, along with all the hunting, fishing, and recreating opportunities at your fingertips, along with the history and wildlife in the area. It’s that excellent piece of Montana mountain heaven that could be all yours to own. All your friends will be jealous for sure. Don’t let this one slip away at such a great price. Call Scott Joyner any time at 406-223-6039 to learn more and visit about purchasing this great Montana property. Priced at $59,750.


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