Lot 400 Lightning Ridge, Three Forks, MT | MLS#:374664 - Bozeman Real Estate Group

Lot 400 Lightning Ridge Trail | Three Forks, MT

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About Lot 400 Lightning Ridge Trail
STATUS: Active
TOPOGRAPHY: Mountainous
LISTING DATE: Jul 23, 2022
VIEW: Farmland, Meadow, Mountains, Rural, River, Southern Exposure, Creek Stream, Valley, Trees Woods
TYPE: UnimprovedLand
MLS ID: 374664

10-acre Lot 400 has breathtaking views from its SW corner & from a natural clearing adjacent to that with flat building sites providing incomparable seclusion, ideal for building that getaway cabin. Elevation of 5500’ means access would be seasonal via ATV-4x4-snowmobile using Lightning Ridge Trail. Cool summer breezes, bountiful wildlife (pictured) make this a most desirable property at about one hundredth of price per acre compared to nearby Gallatin Valley & Bozeman. Retired FWP biologist says 750 head of elk reside in the area, not counting migrants. Seller prefers cash but will consider seller financing with $25,000 down, 7% interest, & payoff within 5 years of other terms are acceptable. Electricity is via solar, wind, propane, generator or a combo. Rainwater collection system off of a cabin roof would be a least expensive way to go. PUBLIC LANDS lie 1.5 mi NE and SW; PUBLIC RIVER LANDS are 8 mi drive where entire river can be fished legally, or where one may watch migratory waterfowl or upland game birds being chased by eagles. Montana has a little known regulation called “non-qualified Ag land” such that if connected acreages add up to 20+ acres with the same owner of record, property tax per 20 acres is about the same as for 10 acres; accordingly, as of June 2023 Lot 398-399 with a well is for sale searching Realtor.com with #378991 & Lot 396 is for sale searching with #379009; see last picture here for configuration. As of June 2023 access to upper southwest corner via Skyline Road is marginally possible in a 4x4 due to very deep, washed out ruts so alternate route of Pole Gulch Rd, to Spring Valley Rd, to Skyline Rd, to Lightning Ridge Trail is recommended. To generally navigate there, Buyer/Realtor may buy a 3’x4’ black & white map of Ponderosa Pines for about $8 at Selby’s Bozeman, UPS Store Belgrade, or Main St Office Three Forks if reminded that they were given a digital file of it by this listing Broker/Surveyor-Mapper. The latter recovered & flagged the SW & SE property corner monuments, & observed GPS coordinates on them, to be viewed amongst pictures. Conifer timber cover has been burnt by a wildfire covering this 10 acres, State forester estimates 10 years for regeneration Distance to I-90 is 40 min, to international airport is about 60 min away in good weather. Google Earth the SW corner – near best cabin build site - at 46.03111,-111.32027

Listing courtesy of: M.A.P.S., P.L.L.C.

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