Ninemile Recreational Retreat, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches, Cabin, Recreational, Timber Land
Activities & Amenities
A slice of recreational heaven is for sale in the Ninemile Valley! This property consists of 90 acres in the Ninemile Area and the Lolo National Forest. Build your dream home, hunting cabin, or vacation retreat as there is phone and power to the parcel. Pasture, timber, and sub-irrigated grasslands cover most of the land. Nestled in this scenic valley, the property gives the resident elk herd a nightly place to wander! Wildlife that can be seen here include wolves, deer, elk, moose, mountain lion, black and grizzly bears, and wild turkeys. This parcel is in close proximity to Ninemile Creek, a major tributary of the Clark Fork River. There are opportunities to fish the creek for trout and take advantage of the large game that are attracted to its hydrating fresh waters. 15+/- acres of hay grasslands are sub-irrigated, and there are 4 to 5 springs throughout. Enjoy the beauty and shade from the pine, fir, and larch trees, and watch them radiate intense fall shades in autumn. Access is superb to this piece of Montana environment in Hunting District 201. Big city amenities are only 20 miles away in Missoula. Escape to the tranquility! Hunters and anglers or anyone with a genuine love for nature will feel at home on this picturesque property.
Huson, MT is situated between Missoula and Alberton along Interstate 90 following the flow of the scenic Clark Fork River. The community of Huson provides access to the coveted Ninemile area rich with hiking and biking trails, campground, picnic areas, and wildlife viewing opportunities. Recreational opportunities are abundant in this area with whitewater rafting nearby at the famous Alberton Gorge.
Things to Do and See
The Clark Fork River
The Clark Fork River is one of the longest rivers in Montana meandering more than 280 miles paralleling I-90. There are many access points, and its diverse terrain makes certain that no two trips down its waters are the same. It originates in the Silver Bow Mountains with many tributaries contributing to its reputation as one of the most popular destinations for fly fishing in the United States. The river offers recreation such as floating, rafting, kayaking, river surfing in addition to its epic fishing. The best fishing waters are found between the origin and the confluence with the Flathead River near the Paradise-Plains area. Fish caught in these waters range in size but some can be from 14-20 inches. Northern Pike can be 40 inches or more! Species thriving here include the Clark Fork native Westslope Cutthroat and world class brown and rainbow trout as well as small mouth bass.
The Ninemile Valley is home to beautiful scenes and wildlife aplenty. The area is 20 miles west of Missoula in west central Montana. The valley bottom consists of mostly private property, but the upper portions are part of the Lolo National Forest. Ninemile Creek runs through this valley and is a major tributary of the Clark Fork River, Montana’s longest river. Lolo National Forest is more than 2 million acres of pristine, undisturbed Montana wilderness. Enjoy the many opportunities to hike, OHV ride, camp, rent cabins, ski, snowmobile, visit the 2 visitor centers or simply explore the many wonders!
National Historic Site
The Ninemile Historic Remount Depot introduces the public to the historic and working ranger station. The visitor center describes how firefighters sought to find a solution to putting out damaging fires deep in the backcountry in the 1920s and 1940s. Pack animals such as mules were utilized and the Ninemile property was set up to supply pack stock and to train packers. In 1980, the Ranger Station and Depot were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Presently, the horses and mules continue to ply the mountain trails transporting people and equipment necessary for managing our wilderness and backcountry resources. The depot was modeled after those used by the US Army that supplied troops with fresh horses in the Old West.
“Ride the Hiawatha”
In just over an hour’s drive, bike or hike this trail named one of the most scenic stretches of railroad in the US. The Hiawatha mountain bike trail is 15 miles in length with 10 train tunnels and 7 sky-high trestles along the way. The trail takes you through the famous Taft Tunnel and follows along the crest of the Bitterroot Mountains near the Lookout Ski Area.
Test your skill at one of the several surrounding golf courses. Swing away in Frenchtown at the King Ranch course or in St. Regis at Trestle Creek. Missoula golf courses include Missoula Country Club, the Larchmont, The Ranch Club, and Canyon Creek.