The Upper Racetrack Retreat is situated in the rolling foothills of the Flint Creek Range along the western edge of the Deer Lodge Valley. This valley is the main thoroughfare between the booming towns of Bozeman and Missoula. The Deer Lodge Valley offers a rural landscape, a slower pace of life, fewer crowds, and more room to roam than many of the more popular areas of Western Montana.
The property itself consists of approximately 121± deeded acres, and it is situated adjacent to the remote, lightly used Racetrack Creek public campground. Thousands of acres of United States Forest Service lands encase the property boundaries, and the land is bisected by the braided riparian area created by Racetrack Creek. The upper portions of this creek flow year-round, and it has a population of resident brown, brook, rainbow, and cutthroat trout.
The property has easy proximity to some of the best fly-fishing waters in the country, including Rock Creek, Flint Creek, and Georgetown Lake.
A United States Forest Service Road provides access to the property. This road goes through the property and continues past the campground, where private ownership transitions into public lands with seemingly endless 4×4 and snowmobile roads meandering through the mountains. These roads/trails can take you to high alpine lakes and even connect you to the charming town of Philipsburg, Montana.
This property would make an exceptional seasonal getaway. Solar and wind are both viable power options. If someone wishes to build a permanent residence, power could be brought in as it’s approximately 3.5 miles away, down Bowman Road.
Racetrack Creek braids through the property, creating a large riparian area that draws both resident and transient wildlife. The building site overlooks the wetland areas; it has wonderful mountain views and nice privacy along the south side of the creek. This canvas is ready for your vision.