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$59,750 4.9 ac Property Borders Public Land, Wildlife, Views, Near Lake (Melrose)

Trapper Creek Road, Melrose, MT 59743

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Trapper Creek Road

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Bordering National Forest with amazing mountain views and wildlife all near Trapper Lake and the famed Big Hole River.

Here’s an affordable Montana mountain property that borders the Beaverhead/Deer Lodge National Forest. And its right out in the middle of the Beaverhead Deer Lodge National Forest not just along the edge of it. The property sits in a high alpine basin right under Lion, Sheriff, and Cleve Mountains. You’ll be able to see bighorn sheep and mountain goats right from the property as well as mule deer, elk and moose.

The property borders the National Forest and there are level camping sites overlooking the Trapper Creek Valley and looking right up at the mountain tops. This property is ready to camp and enjoy the mountain views and the fresh high mountain air. 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, but tent camping or pulling a small camper up for the summer and fall months puts you in the middle of one of the most awesome settings around.

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 in to. Some of the old cables can still be seen as well. It’s an amazing setting and an amazing opportunity to purchase a one of kind property. It’s a must see to believe and experience. And what a place to be able 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 the elk, deer and moose. 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 1/2 miles from the property too. 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. And the Pioneer Mountains here have lots 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.

This is high elevation snowy country at 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 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 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, and it would be rough. Building a cabin on the property is not recommended because of risk of avalanches in the winter. Melrose, which is about 15 miles away has fuel and a place to eat. It’s about 47 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 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 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 one slip away at such a great price.

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