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Indian Gulch Hunting Retreat , Idaho
Property Types: Ranches for Sale, Cabin, Recreational
$1,200,000 / 72.10 Acres / Available
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Rare opportunity to own an original homestead that has never been on the market before! This off-grid property is behind a locked gate set in a secluded location surrounded by Salmon-Challis National Forest land. The unspoiled acreage serves as the perfect recreational and hunting retreat with Musgrove Creek meandering through the entire length of the property. The creek along with the 70+ acres of wooded meadow and the natural salt licks on the property attract area wildlife such as deer and trophy elk. There is also potential to create a landing pad so one can access the property via helicopter.
There are 2 residences on the property which include the original 1940s log cabin and a separate 2 story living quarters. The single-level log cabin has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. The other home was built in 1996 with 1,283 sq ft of living space. It highlights two main level bedrooms, a bathroom, a cozy living room with a wood stove, a second-floor loft with a balcony overlooking the creek, and an enclosed porch.
Perhaps one of the greatest points of interest near Indian Gulch Hunting Retreat is The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area. This almost 2.4 million acre protected landmass features some of the most beautiful untouched wilderness in the country including the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and the Bighorn Crags. The Bighorn Crags is a group of granite peaks and alpine lakes that offers a variety of opportunities for those that love mountaineering and rock climbing. The unspoiled wilderness for Frank Church also highlights Ship Island Lake, which many hikers and backpackers like to visit while exploring the backtrails of the Crags Campground trailhead.
The property is just 4 miles from McDonald Flat Campground and 12 miles from Deep Creek Campground. Other outdoor activities at your fingertips include hunting, fishing, swimming, camping, or soaking in the area’s natural hot springs.
This private haven lies just 42 miles from the community of Salmon, Idaho. Things to do in the community of Salmon and the surrounding area include enjoying breathtaking landscapes along the Salmon River Scenic Byway, the Sacajawea Historic Byway, or the Lewis & Clark Back Country Byway. Winter activities comprise of skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, alpine skiing, or snowboarding at Lost Trail Powder Mountain. In the summer one can enjoy camping in the area’s abundant campgrounds, soaking in natural hot springs, hiking or mountain biking along the many nature trails, river rafting, or fishing along the banks of the Salmon River. The historic town has evolved over the years but still retains its small-town old West charm as witnessed by its downtown art galleries and custom local shops.
Salmon has a deep history rooted in the lumber, mining, and ranching industries. Before it became a hub for these trades it was part of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition. Vacationers can learn more about this epic adventure by visiting the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center which is located just 2 miles from downtown. Besides visiting the center, residents and visitors also enjoy local events such as the Lemhi County Fair & Rodeo, the Lemhi County Farmer’s Market, or the Annual Outdoor Beef Cook Off.