PRICE REDUCED! Looking for pristine high mountain privacy? Searching for a large amount of creek front acreage? The ability to be self-sustaining on your own property in the forest? Isolated, but still able to be in a town in an hour? Year-around accessibility? A Retreat property? A property with intrigue and unusual history? This +/-270 acres in a proven gold production area provides all of the above and more!
On the Montana side of the ID/MT border of the Bitterroot Mountains, surrounded by Forest Service, and in an amazing corridor that elk, deer, and bear thrive in. At the very end of the road, this is the closest anyone can drive to one of the larger roadless areas in the lower 48 states- Allan Mountain Roadless Area, 256.25 square miles (164,000 acres) of roadless wilderness around Idahos 9,100 Allan Mountain. Approximately 4 miles of Hughes Creek runs through stands of old growth douglas fir, cedars, spruces, and pine on the property.
Most of this property appears to be completely native and untouched by humans. Several springs flow from the hillsides, which is where the current owner collects his water. Its the purest, coldest water you’ve ever tasted! In an area of proven gold production in past years, there has also recently been substantial amounts of gold found on the property. The current owner believes much more exists. An unfinished earth-sheltered home (modified bunker) complete with interior well and very secure iron locking door sits on one portion of the property waiting to be finished and to be used as an amazing root cellar or alternative living situation.
An historic property, not only because of the Hughes Creek gold history, but also because this (along with an 121 acre parcel nearby, also for sale) was owned by the religious sect Church Universal and Triumphant in the 1980s. Based in the Livingston, MT valley, and widely publicized for their leaders (Elizabeth Proffit) ability to attract wealthy individuals to the church, and the desire for autonomy from the government, members purchased this and the 121 acres as last stronghold positions to hide on. The trailer that the groups leader lived in for several years is still on the property. Rumors state that there are more buried shelters.
Whether its the unspoiled remote nature of this property, the completely private hunting and fishing, its potential natural resource development, or is unique history that draws your interest to this property, contact Theresa Mondale to discuss and arrange a visit to the property at 406-544-5970, t.mondale@UnitedCountryMissoula.com or contact your real estate professional. Welcome to Western Montana!
Adjoining 35 acre parcel available for $275,000. (MLS# 20155713)