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493 Roaring Lion Road,Hamilton, MT 59840

Hamilton MT, 59840

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Roaring Lion Creek Haven! Mountain Oasis in the Heart of the Bitterroot... Welcome to your private oasis in the Roaring Lion Canyon. 4 parcels make up this 23.46 acres of land featuring privacy, incredible mountain & canyon views, & irrigation rights. Bordering USFS with access to 4 trailheads, all within six miles of Hamilton, Montana. This is your opportunity to build a mountain haven & enjoy all the splendor the mountains & outdoors have to offer. These parcels offer several amazing building locations. The lower five-acre parcel offers meadows and Aspen trees & has irrigation rights offering the opportunity to grow crops or perfect for livestock or horses. The head gate is located a short distance behind the property on Roaring Lion Creek. You can hear the crystal-clear waters of the irrigation ditch, as well as the waters of Roaring Lion Creek. These lower parcels supported a healthy apple orchard at one time and lends itself beautifully to future agricultural pursuits. Other building locations are located on the upper parcels. On the 3+ acre parcel, you will find rock terraces and garden soils that were part of the original home site. This parcel offers outstanding views, power on site, a well and a septic system. From the 10-acre parcel, enjoy valley and mountain views that extend from Darby to Missoula. Several building locations are available offering privacy, abundant wildlife and USFS access. On the corner of one of the parcels and beyond to the USFS land was the staging area used to move supplies up Ward Mountain to build the Ward Mountain fire lookout tower in 1934. Very little of the lookout remains, but every now and then, little trinkets from this camp unearth and give a glimpse of the Bitterroot Valley's past. The Roaring Lion area was subject to a forest fire in recent years, and although vestiges of the fire remain, new growth can be seen everywhere. The fire opened up tremendous views of the Roaring Lion Canyon and the Bitterroot Valley and lowered the risk of future wildfires, providing a level of safety while still living next door to the National Forest. The current owners, true stewards of the land, planted native grasses and 1,000 Larch trees on the property - now over 3-5 feet tall. On the USFS, trees have reseeded themselves here as well with the pine and fir trees. Less than a minute up the road are the Ward Mountain, Sawtooth Creek and Goat Mountain Trailheads. Less than another mile, is the Roaring Lion Trailhead. This property is geologically significant because it straddles the highest watermark of glacial Lake Missoula. Where this high-water mark exists, so does beach sand. As you look around the property, you see several rock formations that lend an extra level of interest to the property. Wildlife is everywhere in this area. Deer, Elk, Mountain goats. Mountain goats can be seen on the cliff's above the Sawtooth Trailhead directly behind the property. Apex predators are known to roam this area as well. Stand anywhere on this 23+ acre haven and will will find something to delight your senses. The alpine views that extend into Roaring Lion Canyon are breathtaking. The sweeping views of the Bitterroot Valley, Bitterroot Mountains, including St. Mary's Peak feels close enough to touch the Sapphire Mountain Range and beyond to the mountains around Missoula - you are surrounded by best-in-class, top-of-the-world views.


Listing TypeFor Sale
Days On Site12
Listing Provided ByGlacier Sotheby's International Realty Hamilton | Sharon L Dedmon


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Listing Updated: May 17, 2024 at 2:24:27 PM PDT