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$2,300,000  •  731 acres
Lost Peaks RanchThis rare inholding ranch is surrounded by public lands 35 miles northeast of Sun Valley over Trail Creek Pass. Consisting of 731+/- deeded acres, the property sits at the base of 10,000-foot Jerry Peak and offers panoramic views of the upper Lost River Valley and the massive Lost River Range, which encompasses the state's highest peaks. The ranch is completely private and provides direct access to some of the best big game hunting in the state. Given its size, the ranch qualifies for tags through the state's Landowner Appreciation Program to hunt deer, elk and antelope in the area. Top notch fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout is only minutes away on the Big Lost River and its tributaries, while good chukar populations ensure steady action in the foothills surrounding the ranch. Improvements include a 2-bedroom log hunting cabin with phone and power, metal barn, corrals, and 2 log bunkhouses. Irrigated pasture and an adjacent 114-head BLM summer grazing permit support a seasonal livestock operation.The Facts:731± deeded acres surrounded by public landsLocated 35 miles from Sun Valley and 22 miles from Mackay, IdahoCompletely private setting with panoramic mountain viewsSome of Idaho's best hunting and fishing is found in the surrounding area, and the ranch is eligible for Landowner Appreciation Program hunting tagsImprovements include a hunting cabin, barn and corralsWith irrigated and fenced pastures, the ranch is ideal for horses, while a contiguous BLM permit supports seasonal cattle grazing
$695,000  •  157.47 acres
Owned by the same family for four generations, Upper Antelope Creek Ranch consists of 157± deeded acres located in central Idaho’s Antelope Creek Valley approximately 35 miles southwest of Mackay, 90 miles east of the resort community of Ketchum/Sun Valley, and 95 miles northwest of the regional commercial center of Idaho Falls. The Antelope Valley is a secluded, sparsely populated area of immense natural beauty flanked by the 11,000-foot peaks of the Pioneer and White Knob mountain ranges. Primary access to the property is via a seasonal county road that crosses the property and links to US Highway 93 and the Lost River Valley, approximately 20 miles northeast of the ranch. The Antelope Valley is also accessed by air using a 3,450-foot public runway that is located four miles to the east. Antelope Creek meanders for over three-quarters of a mile through the property year-round and is home to a healthy population of wild rainbow and brook trout. Leadbelt Creek is a small, spring-fed stream that also flows onto the property and supports a maze of willows, wetlands, and beaver ponds. The Salmon-Challis National Forest borders the property on two sides and provides miles of hiking, horseback riding, big game hunting, ATV riding, and other backcountry recreation. Wildlife in the area is varied and abundant and features elk, mule deer, mountain goat, moose, antelope, and upland game birds. The ranch is undeveloped and offers excellent off-grid building sides with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and foothills.
$1,520,000  •  121 acres
This 121± acre mountain retreat is situated in a magnificent alpine setting surrounded by national forest lands 20 miles northeast of the small farming and ranching community of Mackay. The ranch is located between Sun Valley, Idaho and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, within easy reach of either community. Idaho Falls and its commercial airport lie less than two hours southeast of the property, while Salt Lake City is four hours to the south. Access to the property is from scenic Pass Creek Road, a seasonal gravel mountain road that links Mackay and the Big Lost Valley with the Little Lost Valley to the east. Originating in the 11,000-foot peaks of the Lost River Range, year-round Wet Creek meanders through the property for over a mile providing refuge for wild trout, including native bull trout, and other wildlife that take advantage of the stream’s lush bottomlands and riparian corridor. Wet Creek continues past the ranch on its way to the Little Lost River 15 miles downstream offering small stream trout fishing along its length and in its many associated beaver ponds. Hilts Creek is a small tributary that flows through a stand of Douglas fir on its way to joining Wet Creek just below the owner’s cabin. Representing remarkable vision and skilled craftsmanship, the two-story, cabin-style log home on Wet Creek Ranch is unparalleled among Idaho backcountry properties in terms of quality, comfort, and design. The home is perched above Wet Creek in a secluded setting toward the west end the ranch and offers amazing views of the surrounding peaks. It consists of 2,500± square feet of living area along with extensive decks and porches (the largest of which is screened and covered) and features three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, abundant living space, a large kitchen with Peruvian granite countertops, bar area, mud room with washer/dryer, and a large custom stone fireplace. An easy-to-operate, solar-powered electrical system with back-up generator provides reliable power, while a satellite internet system ensures ease of communication. Furnishings are included in the offering. The Salmon-Challis National Forest encompasses the property and provides miles of hiking, horseback riding, big game hunting, ATV riding, and other backcountry recreation activities. Wildlife in this part of central Idaho is varied and abundant and includes elk, mule deer, mountain goat, moose, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, raptors, and upland game birds. The Big Lost River near Mackay is only a short drive from the ranch and is a regional destination for those seeking blue ribbon trout fishing. The Facts ~ 121± acre retreat surrounded by the Salmon-Challis National Forest ~ Jaw-dropping views of the peaks of the Lost River and Lemhi Mountain Ranges ~ One of just a few private inholdings within the entire 80-mile length of the Lost River Range (Idaho's highest mountains) ~ Beautiful, furnished, three-bedroom log home with high-end finishes and reliable off-the-grid power and communications systems ~ Over a mile of Wet Creek plus Hilts Creek ~ Elevation is approximately 7,500 feet ~ Spectacular sunrises and sunsets ~ Miles of hiking and trail riding right from the property plus big game hunting and wildlife viewing ~ Abundant trout fishing opportunities in the area ~ Located in Idaho hunt unit 51 and the Lemhi elk zone ~ Annual property taxes are $2,140 ~ 75 miles from Ketchum/Sun Valley and 100 miles from Idaho Falls