0.65± Acres
Madison County Montana

Playground Full of Treasure

ID: 31507
External ID/MLS: 14768 / --
Status: Available
Price: $40,000
Acres: 0.65±
Type: Hunting Land, Recreational Land, Undeveloped Land, Horse Property
Address: Tbd Lots 7-12
City, State: Virginia City, Montana
County: Madison
ZIP Code: 59755


The Treasure State is full of possibilities for those seeking adventure and wonder! This property consisting of 6 city lots in Virginia City, Montana offers a recreational paradise among the dense forests of the Madison River Valley. Historically, this area once boomed with miners hoping to find gold and many did. The area is rich in wildlife, nature, and peacefulness. An adjacent property is also available for purchase. The 0.65 acres would make the perfect place to witness the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the wildlife that inhabits them. BLM acreage is nearby for opportunities to hunt, fish, horseback ride, hike, and explore. Virginia City offers a glimpse into the history and the old west with preserved buildings all aspiring to tell their stories. Take a short trip of 30 miles to Norris Hot Springs and experience the healing mineral waters in the hot pool. The Madison River encases an aquatic plethora of trout and fish for the angler. Come pan for gold and strike it rich with this property under the Big Sky of Montana!Local AreaVirginia City is "where Montana's history lives." Located along Alder Gulch, it depicts the original old west with largely restored buildings. With the discovery of gold in 1863, Virginia City was born. One mile down the road is Nevada City that offers more opportunities to experience the old west with modern amenities. Approximately 500,000 visitors come through annually to see the best-preserved example of the many placer mining camps that once flourished. Ennis, Montana was named for William Ennis who settled the area that is now the townsite. Lewis and Clark crossed through the Madison Valley in 1805, but Ennis wasn't shaped until the discovery of gold in 1863 in Alder Gulch. Ennis was incorporated in 1956. The primary source of the economy is cattle with rotating crops of hay and grains. Timber is also harvested from numerous acres of nearby forests. Gold mining is also making a comeback. Downtown Ennis has tackle shops and hunting equipment available for the outdoor enthusiast. The Madison River offers blue-ribbon trout fishing. Outdoor recreation can be found year-round! Area AttractionsEnnis Lake Ennis lake stretches for 2.6 miles and was formed by the construction of the Madison Dam. Camp, boat, fish, or white-water raft in the Bear Trap Canyon downstream of the dam. Anglers can fish for Brown and Rainbow Trout in this 4,800-acre lake. Norris Hot SpringsNamed the Water of the Gods, Norris Hot Springs is a unique oasis situated among hillsides offering views of wildlife from the pool. Naturally heated from the bubbling springs below the earth's surface, the pool's clean hot mineral waters are 120 degrees. Soak here to treat your body to the healing powers of the hot mineral waters and enjoy the atmosphere with live music, food, and a campground. Lewis and Clark Caverns State ParkThis unique and fascinating park was Montana's first state park and features one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest. The spectacular caves are lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. Red Rock Mine & Garnet GalleryExperience the same thrill of prospecting and screen for garnets, corundum, and rubies! Use your gems for jewelry. The Ringing RocksThe famous Ringing Rocks offer an unforgettable memory best described as a jumbled pile of boulders that when tapped with a hammer or wrench ring melodically. Although there is currently not a scientific explanation available, it is thought the chiming is caused by the combination of rock and the way the patterns have formed as the rocks have eroded. Mysteriously, if you remove a rock from the pile, it no longer rings!Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park is 125 miles for an easy day trip where you can catch a glimpse of the rarely seen grizzly and wolf at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Visit geysers and the historic Old Faithful for sights that you will never forget. Get a taste of the wild, see where the wildlife roams, and enjoy all the amenities of a national park!Blue-Ribbon FishingMadison RiverConsidered to be one of the prettiest and most popular rivers in Montana, the Madison River provides scenic floats, gorgeous canyons, and breathtaking views. Even if the fish are not biting, the land surrounding the river makes any day worth it. The Madison begins in Yellowstone National Park and flows for more than 140 miles before reaching the Missouri River near Three Forks, Montana. The mighty Madison River ranks as one of the top rivers for trout fishing and contains high numbers of quality-sized brown and rainbow trout. Whether you are a dry fly, nymph, or streamer fisherman, there is enough for all to enjoy success on these waters. Big Game Trophy Hunting in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National ForestThe Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest claims the title as the largest of all the national forests in Montana. It spans over 3.32 million acres and lies in eight of Montana's counties. The forest provides timber, minerals, and grazing land as well as a habitat for wildlife. The area displays fantastic mountain ranges climbing toward the sky. These ranges include the Anaconda, Bitterroot, Beaverhead, Flint Creek, Gravelly, Highland, Madison, Tobacco Root, and Sapphire Mountains. The snowpack of the mountains forms the Big Hole, Beaverhead, and Ruby rivers. These three rivers then join and flow as one in the Jefferson River. Bird watchers can find more than 260 species in the various habitats. The region provides a winter range for bighorn sheep and mountain goats and is home to grizzly and black bears, mule deer, mountain lions, elk, and moose. Skiing and Winter SportsBridger Bowl Ski & Snowboard ResortThe resort boasts four large bowls within its boundaries that offer a variety of landscapes and terrain for any individual's ability. Big Sky ResortStay at the resort and take part in all the splendid activities it has to offer. Go mountain biking on numerous trails and see the gorgeous scenery firsthand. Golf on the prestigious course and then relax at the spa. In the winter months enjoy skiing, snowshoe tours, and sleigh rides. In the warm months hike, zipline, and get out in the amazing Montana sunshine. Virginia City, MT - Airports nearbyBozeman Yellowstone International Airport (51.0 miles / 82.0 kilometers)Bert Mooney Airport (52.9 miles / 85.2 kilometers)Helena Regional Airport (90.8 miles / 146.2 kilometers)Idaho Falls Regional Airport (123.2 miles / 198.3 kilometers)

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