270 AcresLot Size
Welcome to 2175 Hughes Creek Road. Located close to beautiful Painted Rocks Lake, and the West Fork Bitterroot River’s world-famous trout fishing, the property was home to one of the earliest and most famous gold rushes in Montana history. Today it has more to offer than the large reserves of gold still on the land: it is an utterly private, end-of-the-road inholding in the middle of the 164,000-acre Allan Mountain Roadless Area. The mountains and streamside are covered with rich forests of Spruce, Fir, Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pine. Along the four miles of Hughes Creek that flows through the property are several ponds and numerous natural springs, bubbling with delicious ice-cold water. With Trout, Whitetail and Blacktail Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, Lynx, Grouse, Pheasant, Rabbits, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Reptiles and Amphibians, the land is also home to rare and exotic animals such as Wolves, Flying Squirrels, and Golden Eagles.
It’s just 30 minutes via your private plane or two hours by road from the city of Missoula, MT, with its University, thriving arts scene, and International airport.
This stunning private retreat comes with all mineral and timber rights, generous water rights perfect for a hydropower system, and its eight parcels boast plenty of spectacular building sites. With the friendly tourist town of Darby just an hour away, it’s the perfect mix of flowing water, completely private hunting and fishing, untapped mineral resources, colorful history, and unspoiled seclusion.