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NOW SELLER FINANCING: 50% down, 7% interest, monthly payment around $500, lump sum payoff within 5 years, split all closing costs, & buyer pays for escrow account to track payments: 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-4×4-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. 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 with #378991 & Lot 396 is for sale searching with #379009; see last picture here for configuration. Suggested route is Pole Gulch Rd, to Spring Valley Rd, to Skyline Rd, to Lightning Ridge Trail. 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


: Meadow, Valley, Farmland, Rural, River, Southern Exposure, Trees/woods, Mountain(s), Creek/stream
: Park

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Three Forks
ponderosa pines
Lot 400 Lightning Ridge Trail, Three Forks, Montan
W112° 40' 52''
N46° 1' 54.9''

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Ponderosa Pines
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Lot 400 Lightning Ridge Trail, Three Forks, Montana 59752

Lot 400 Lightning Ridge Trail, Three Forks, Montan, Three Forks, Montana 59752

10.02 Acre
Listing ID #374664

Basic Details

Property Type : Land
Listing Type : For Sale
Listing ID : 374664
Price : $79,900
Lot Area : 10.02 Acre
Status : Active
Property Sub Type : Unimproved Land

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