Property For Sale That Borders Public Land

Property For Sale That Borders Public LandMontana Ranches For Sale with Public Land Adjacent are in high demand as discussed in our Montana Ranch Real Estate Market Report. Property For Sale That Borders Public Land includes land bordering or adjacent to BLM, National Parks, National Forests, State Lands & Parks. Without question, the spectacular public lands surrounding our community in Southwest Montana give the region a natural competitive advantage.

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  • 100 Big Indian Gulch Road, Montana City MT 59634

  • PRICE: $3,400,000
    Acres: 26.71   STATUS: Active   MLS#: 389885

    Nestled in the picturesque Boulder Mountain Range, this custom-built home is a testament to luxury living in the heart of Montana. With a unique style and location, this property goes beyond the ordinary, offering a lifestyle defined by exclusive amenities and breathtaking surroundings. Located at the end of the road near the top of the mountain, bordered by BLM and Forest Service land on three sides, you’ll enjoy your own private outdoor haven with thousands of acres to explore. Abundant wildlife of all kinds frequent the property and two resident herds of elk in the area. The builder built this well-appointed home, guest home, and shop for his family providing a perfect balance of luxury, efficiency, and detail, with a unique style of rustic Montana and modern finishes. Totaling 7700+/-sf, the home includes 4860+/-sf in the main living areas and a partially finished daylight basement with 2840+/-sf of additional space awaiting your custom design. The main level provides a well-appointed kitchen, dining room, living room with see-through fireplace, master suite, den, bathroom, laundry, mud room, and a large deck for entertaining. Granite countertops, solid coffee-stained oak floors, maple cabinets/built-ins, and straight grained fir trim provide a feeling of warmth and elegance throughout the home. The primary suite is a sanctuary of comfort, complete with his and her walk-in closets, oversized shower/spa room, jetted tub, and coffee bar. Enjoy the morning sunrise off the master suite’s private balcony overlooking the valley, with Elkhorn Mountain vistas in the distance. The second level provides a large seating/tv area overlooking the living room below, a bedroom with connected playroom and 3/4 bath, a full bath for guests, a seccond bedroom/office, craft room, and a 701sf bonus room. Finally, an oversized 3-car heated garage with heated outdoor concrete to melt the snow! Beyond the confines of the property the convenient location sets it apart. Just 15 minutes from the vibrant city of Helena, residents enjoy the convenience of urban amenities, the Helena airport, and for winter enthusiasts, the Great Divide Ski Area is 45 minutes away. The Lewis & Clark National Forest offers public access to thousands of acres for all season recreation. With skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hiking, hunting, and ATV riding, adventure seekers will find more from this luxury home than just a residence; it provides a lifestyle enriched by nature, adventure, and convenience. MLS# 389885
    Property Area: 7J - Jefferson County   Subdivision: Minor Subdivision   Nearest City: Montana City
    Acres: 26.71  
  • 864 Elk Springs Road, Belgrade MT 59714

  • PRICE: $4,800,000
    Acres: 40.76   STATUS: Active   MLS#: 389081

    The ultimate mountain modern home on over 40 acres set on the Western Frontier of the Bridger Mountain Range in the sought after Springhill Area. Epic panoramic views including iconic Ross Peak, all the surrounding mountain ranges and the twinkling lights of Gallatin Valley below. Completely set up as a horse heaven with a new 4-stall barn, rubber matting, auto-waters, tack room and hay storage. "Barnyard" includes multiple pipe-fence corrals, auto waters, shelters, and a 120' X 200' riding arena with professional footing. Multiple grazing paddocks and shelters dot the landscape below with a "paddock paradise" track that encourages horses to roam the property. Be totally inspired while working in the arena, riding the improved/maintained trails on your property, or just watching the horses graze. Fresh air, elbow room and calming mountain vistas envelope and mesmerize you as you escape to your exquisite mountain modern, Montana Retreat. Enjoy floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, wood floors, in-floor radiant heat in bathrooms + AC and quality finishes throughout. The chef will love the Pro Appliance package with double ovens, built-in espresso machine, bar area with beverage cooler and a large center island that seats 6 for entertaining. Experiencing the outdoor patios and deck will leave you absolutely breathless. This is one of the most striking homes and views ever to come available in our valley! In addition to the main house, the property is prepped for both a 1B modern tiny home and a 2B guest house. Both sites have septic approval, access roads, water lines in place, commanding mountain views and overlook Bear Creek Drainage. Bring your ideas and put your personal stamp on the future of this amazing equestrian compound. Fantastic location to explore 1000s of acres of public lands with multiple trail heads and Forest Service access within a few miles. This private "end-of-road" special offering in the desirable Springhill area with sparse development, large ranches, historic barns & farmhouses is ideal for easy 20 minute commutes (no stop-lights!) to the airport, Belgrade, Bozeman. There are multiple equestrian facilities in the area, swimming, golf & racquet sports down the road at the private River View Golf Course. Bridger Creek public golf course is also nearby for great cross-country skiing in the winter. MLS# 389081
    Property Area: 2N - Boz Area N of I90/City   Subdivision: Other   Nearest City: Belgrade
    Acres: 40.76  
  • 29 Moose Haven Loop, McLeod MT 59052

  • PRICE: $889,000
    Acres: 1.06   STATUS: Active   MLS#: 389716

    Unplug and relax in this beautiful, well-kept home in the prestigious Boulder Valley. With stunning views of Mount Contact and the sounds of the Boulder River just steps away, this is the perfect place to slow down and enjoy nature. A beautiful, well kept 3 bedroom 2 bath log home on one acre bordering the Forest Service. Cathedral ceilings in the main floor living room with floor to ceiling windows let you enjoy the view from the comfort of your couch. The family room downstairs could be used as an extra bedroom. The attached two car garage is oversized with cabinets for storage and a work bench for the handyman. You have access to the Boulder River at the end of the driveway. This is located in a recreational mecca. Fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling all right out your back door. Easy year round living or recreational getaway MLS# 389716
    Property Area: 6E - Liv Area - E of City S of I90   Subdivision: Other   Nearest City: McLeod
    Acres: 1.06  
  • 11 Majestic Ridge, Livingston MT 59047

  • PRICE: $595,000
    Acres: 20.10   STATUS: Pending   MLS#: 389595

    Beautiful 20 acres located in the heart of Paradise Valley at Mill Creek. This parcel has level build site, good year around access and views in all directions. Forest Service land is about six miles up the road offering great access into the nearly one million acres of the Absaroka-Bertooth Wilderness area, famous Chico Hot springs is about a 15 minute drive, Yellowstone National Park is about one half hour away to the south, Livingston is about the same distance to the north. The Yellowstone River is about one mile from this parcel. If you have a dream of building in Paradise Valley, you need to see this parcel. Call your agent for details. MLS# 389595
    Property Area: 6PVE - Liv Area - Paradise Valley E of 89S   Subdivision: Mill Creek Ridge - Paradise Valley   Nearest City: Livingston
    Acres: 20.10  
  • 33 E FORK SALMON FLY Road, Emigrant MT 59027

  • PRICE: $750,000
    Acres: 9.46   STATUS: Active   MLS#: 389625

    Here is a property that is a blank slate to go in any direction you want. Single family home, Family compound, Yellowstone base camp, development into short term rental property and wonderful horse property use your imagination. There are no known covenants very rare for Paradise valley. There is just under 10 acres of fully usable land that sits up on a bench overlooking the Yellowstone river with unobstructed outstanding views !! Located 20 min to Livingston MT, 30 min to Yellowstone Park, 5 min to Yellowstone rive access, and 10 Min to several trailheads and access to national forest service lands. The property consists of a 4 bed 3 bath custom home. Ground floor very nice master suite, master bath with jetted tub, tiled shower, indoor sauna, and a private patio. First floor also has kitchen, large mudroom, living room, laundry area, unique TV room with outrageous views, and an attached oversized 2 car garage. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms (2 with lofts)and 1 full bathroom. Outside is 9.4 acres of very usable land to add a variety of different buildings for whatever you might want to do. This is a property looking for someone who has a vision. Call today to set up a showing! MLS# 389625
    Property Area: 6PVW - Liv Area - Paradise Valley W of 89S   Subdivision: Other   Nearest City: Emigrant
    Acres: 9.46  
  • 1105 Clark Creek, Dillon MT 59746

  • PRICE: $1,400,000
    Acres: 12.34   STATUS: Active   MLS#: 389463

    Looking for a spacious cabin with mature trees and a year round creek, that also borders public lands? This 4,808 sf cabin has a main floor w/vaulted ceiling and large windows, a second floor/loft, and a fully finished walk-out basement w/high ceilings. Located on 12.34 acres, the property borders state lands which lie next to Forest Service lands that go on for miles. Clark Creek flows along the other side of the property and it is lined with willows and aspens. You can hear the sounds of the creek from the interior of the residence, as well as from the porches, decks and patios surrounding the home. The entrance has a covered porch, looking toward the mountains. The large deck on the main floor looks out over the valley and is an excellent place to view the stars, in the pristine skies of this mountain valley. The walk out basement has a patio and the upstairs office has French doors that open to a covered balcony. There are two bedrooms upstairs and the master bedroom is on the main floor. The main floor has an open concept living area, along with the main kitchen and dining area. A large river rock fireplace provides heat and adds to the rustic mountain ambiance. The downstairs has its own kitchen, an entertainment area w/wood stove, 2 bedrooms (without windows) and a full bath. The home is heated by radiant hot water/gas furnace and the 1000 gallon propane tank is buried. There is a 30 x 40 shop with an overhang, tucked in the aspens. The aspens, willows and meadow surrounding the home provide excellent habitat for the elk, moose, antelope and deer that wander throughout the area. High up on Sawtooth, you can find mountain goats. This area of southwest Montana is known for its excellent hunting and fishing, and there are high elevation lakes that have Arctic grayling. If you like winter outdoor recreation, there are ample opportunities for snowmobiling, skiing, and visiting the local hot springs, with Maverick Mountain Ski Area and Elkhorn Hot Springs just minutes away. This property is a hidden gem with end of the road privacy and access to miles and miles of public lands right outside your door. Call for a showing today! MLS# 389463
    Property Area: 7B - Beaverhead County   Subdivision: Other   Nearest City: Dillon
    Acres: 12.34  
  • NHN Jerry Creek Road, Wise River MT 59762

  • PRICE: $600,000
    Acres: 16.41   STATUS: Active   MLS#: 389282

    The recreational life you dreamed about, awaits! Bordering thousands of acres of Montana Forest Service land, this beautiful, undeveloped piece of property has endless opportunities! Jerry Creek runs through a portion and just along the border of the property! Breathtaking views, to say the least. Being towards the end of the valley, you have easy access to enjoy many outdoor recreational activities! Last, but not least, you are just a few miles away from a public access to the famed waters of the Big Hole River! MLS# 389282
    Property Area: 10BHV - Big Hole Valley   Subdivision: None   Nearest City: Wise River
    Acres: 16.41  
  • 5200 US Forest Service Road, Lima MT 59739

  • PRICE: $2,500,000
    Acres: 10   STATUS: Active   MLS#: 389168

    Looking for a real Montana opportunity? Look no further, nestled in Montana’s majestic Centennial Valley, the historic Elk Lake Resort is a one-of-a-kind property. Surrounded by public land and a neighboring 50,000+ acre untamed wildlife refuge, Elk Lake Resort is a year-round business that provides guests unrivaled access to Montana’s beauty. Located in the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest, Elk Lake is in a chain of lakes that enjoy unrivaled starry night skies, renowned fishing and an abundance of wildlife from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Elk Lake Resort is the only commercial lodging/bar/restaurant in the area that operates under a special use permit by the National Forest Service. Generations of families come back each year to create memories in front of the crackling campfire, to savor a delicious meal, and to enjoy high-quality accommodations. In addition to the historic 5,000 square foot main lodge, this property includes eight cozy guest cabins, a cold storage building, a shop space, a barn, boat shed, and docks MLS# 389168
    Property Area: 7B - Beaverhead County   Nearest City: Lima
    Acres: 10  
  • Parcel 1 Valley View Highlands II, Ennis MT 59729

  • PRICE: $595,000
    Acres: 41.35   STATUS: Active   MLS#: 389171

    CREEK - TREES (Aspens, Junipers, and Firs) - UNDERGROUND POWER - 14 gpm WELL and APPROVED SEPTIC PERMIT all on 41+ acres located in the heart of the Gravelly Mountains with good views of the Madison Mountains......what more could you ask for?? Multiple building sites (CCRs were amended to require a minimum of 600 SF on the main floor) bring your animals and come enjoy!! The property is protected by ranchy style covenants but there is no formal HOA or HOA dues. National Forest Service, BLM lands and Axolotl Lakes are just minutes down the road - perfect for an evening ride (horseback or your side by side). Want a longer jaunt? Go over the hill to Virginia City or head east and fish the Madison River from the Varney Bridge put in. Be sure to meet your new neighbors: moose, elk, deer, an occasional bear, and lots of smaller birds. If you are looking for a beautiful niche property in the heart of recreation then don't miss this one!! In Montana you don't just buy a property - you purchase a new lifestyle!! MLS# 389171
    Property Area: 7MM - Madison - Madison Vly   Subdivision: Other   Nearest City: Ennis
    Acres: 41.35  
  • TBD Middle Fork of Little Sheep Creek, Lima MT 59739

  • PRICE: $299,000
    Acres: 20.68   STATUS: Active   MLS#: 388947

    Unique opportunity to own a 20.68 acre parcel, bordered by Forest Service and located right below the majestic Lima Peaks. Little Sheep Creek flows seasonally through the property and the Middle fork trailhead provides access to thousands of acres of public land for the hunting, hiking or horseback riding opportunities in Montana. Elk, moose, deer and antelope are found throughout this pristine area, with its aspens, Douglas fir, willows and wide open spaces. The property is fenced on 2 sides. The parcel has a homestead entry survey from 1918. Located next to the town of Lima, Montana - you are about an hour from Dillon and also an easy 1.5 hours from Idaho Falls, which has a nice, medium sized airport. Don't miss this opportunity! MLS# 388947
    Property Area: 7B - Beaverhead County   Subdivision: Other   Nearest City: Lima
    Acres: 20.68  
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