The name fits this property...Secret Gulch is seclusion at its finest. Located on the east face of Union Peak in the Garnet Range. The property stretches from high ridges down to Bear Gulch. This private getaway is perfect for that cabin hide-out in the mountains, yet amazingly close to Missoula. Perennial streams, dense stands of conifer trees and patches of aspen provide excellent habitat for the abundant moose, elk and deer that drift through the property. With public land bordering a large portion of the property, your playground seems to have no boundaries.
Legal: Sec. 8, 9, 17, 21 & 22, T 12 N, R 14 W
Zoning: None Known
Species: DF/WL, LPP, AF
Inventory: 3,961 MBF
Current Use: Timber
Location: Granite County, Montana
Legal Description: T12N, R14W, P.M.M., Granite County, Montana Section 8: W2W2, SE4SW4 (440 acres) Section 9: W2 (320 acres) Section 17: W2 (320 acres) Section 21: All (640 acres) Section 22: W2NW4, NW4SW4, Gvt. Lot 7 (153.91 acres)
Geocode: Section 8: 46-2099-08-1-01-01-0000 Section 9: 46-2099-09-2-01-01-0000 Section 17: 46-2099-17-1-01-01-0000 Section 21: 46-2099-21-1-01-01-0000 Section 22: 46-2099-22-2-02-01-0000
Estimated Annual 2016 Taxes: $2,000
Access: There are two approaches to access the property. Both provide legal access. Garnet Range Road – Turn south off Montana Highway 200 onto the Garnet Range Road at mile post 22. This road also leads to the Garnet Ghost Town. Follow the Garnet Range Road approximately 8 miles to the junction with the Union Peak Road (BLM Rd 4618). Turn right and follow the Union Peak road approximately 3 miles to a 3-way intersection. At this point, you are on the property in the NW4NW4 of Section 8 in the northern portion of the property. The Garnet Range Road is a seasonal road and not maintained during winter months for passenger vehicles. Access during this period will require a snow machine.
Bear Gulch Road - The Bear Gulch Road is accessed by taking the Bearmouth Exit (138) off Interstate 90 and following the north Frontage Road approximately 7 miles east to the Bear Gulch Road leading to the Garnet Ghost Town. The Bear Gulch Road is a maintained county road. During winter months, snow is plowed beyond the Secret Gulch access point in the southeast corner of the property.
Encumbering Easements: There are easements benefitting the State of Montana.
Electric Power: Grid-power is +/-5 miles away.
Water Rights: There is one seasonal water right with two diversions for livestock watering use. Use is from June-October. There are several small streams and springs throughout the property.
Mineral Rights: There are mineral reservations on portions of the ownership totaling 520 acres. These mineral rights are related to hard-rock rights and hydrocarbons and are not held by Stimson Lumber Company and are not part of the sale.
Terrain: The topography is varied across the ownership. Please review the topography map for a better understanding of the terrain features.
Covenants: There are no covenants or other restrictions on the use of the property. County building and property development regulations apply. Further subdivision may be subject to formal review at the County level.
Property Improvements: There are no approved well or septic sites. There is no fencing.
This is a significant contiguous tract of ownership that lends itself to, seasonal cattle grazing, hunting leases and long-term timber management. There is a local herd of mule deer that resides on the mountain and elk frequent the area as well. Mountain grouse congregate along the ridges during the fall, feeding on the abundance of huckleberry and snowberry. Black bears are common and regularly roam through. There is plenty of good habitat for game animals given the diversity of stand structure, forage types, water and privacy.
I hope you will consider Secret Gulch a fantastic opportunity to purchase a mountain property in Montana.
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