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Hook and Horn is a fisherman's dream, located along the Madison River, between Raynolds Pass Bridge and Quake Lake.  It began as 20-acre parcels, but many have been split into 10 and 5-acre lots.  Some of the lots are on a bench overlooking the river.  Very few of these properties come on the market, but occasionally you can find one of these gems offered for sale.

Subdivision:   Hook & Horn
Approximate Miles From Ennis:  41-50
Direction From Ennis:  South


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Shining Mountains I & II are popular areas for year-around residents and vacationers, located in the foothills of the Gravelly Range.  Lots are 5 - 20 acres and covenants do not allow further subdivision less than 5 acres.  The covenants allow modular homes and horses.  Home owners dues are $100 per year.  All property owners have access to Shining Mountains III, at the top of the Gravelly Range, behind locked gates, where owners can enjoy stocked mountain lakes and access to BLM land and National Forest.  A great recreational area.  A Building impact fee of $2,500 will be imposed by Shining Mountains HOA upon construction.  Visit their website at:  

Subdivision:   Shining Mountains I
Approximate Miles From Ennis:  6-10
Direction From Ennis:  South

Shining Mountains I, Lot 119

Lot 119 is a great 6.5 acre lot with great views, phone on the lot and power at the SE corner of the property. at the road, in a great location.  There is a nice draw along the western boundary that adds character to the property.

Google Earth Coordinates: 45°14'16.69"N 111°48'02.10'W Elevation: 5,593'
$149,000     Terms: Cash; new financing
SW MT MLS #: 360568 Taxes: $159.11

Shining Mountains II Lot 172

Lot 172 is a great, level, building lot in a great location - on a back road for more privacy, just .3 mile to common area pond.  Great views.  Close to Haypress Lakes gate up in the Gravelly Range.  wonderful recreational area.  Power across the road, fiber optic cable to lot.  Well across the road is 230' deep.  A special place.

Google Earth Coordinates: 45.214126°, -111.804769° Elevation: 5675'
$150,000     Terms: Cash; new financing
SW MT MLS #: 357895 Taxes: $142


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Sphinx Mountain Subdivision is located approximately 14 miles south of Ennis and offers 20-acre lots with direct access to the Madison River through BLM land.  Power is along the highway.  Fantastic 360° views with that real "Big Sky" feeling.  This is fairly remote property and ideal for avid fishermen or someone wanting seclusion but not too far from town.  Covenants allow 2 horses per lot, no further subdivision of lots, homes must be built with at least 1200 SF living space and no more than 7 acres can be fenced. The subdivision lies between the highway and the river on two levels.  The upper bench has better access and closer to power and phone, with 360 deg. views.  The lower bench is on the river level with closer access to the river but farther from power and limited winter access. There is something for everyone.  Power & phone are available at the highway, but several owners have used alternative power very successfully.

Subdivision:   Sphinx Mountain Tracts
Approximate Miles From Ennis:  11-20
Direction From Ennis:  South

Sphinx Mountain Subdivision Lot 22

Beautiful lot on the edge of the upper bench, with wide open 360 deg. views of the valley, the Madison River, Sphinx Mountain, the Madison Range and the Gravelly Range.  A short distance down the road to the lower level and across BLM to the Madison River. Power has been run down Bowman Lane and will be available at the road.  Estimaged cost is $25,000.  Fiber optic cable has been installed to every lot in Sphinx!  THE ONLY bench lot for sale in Sphinx!

Google Earth Coordinates: lat 45.153434° lon -111.687699° Elevation: 5,492'
$225,000     Terms: Cash; new financing
SW MT MLS #: 209276 Taxes: $40.97

Sphinx Mountain Subdivision Lot 70

Beautiful lot at the base of the bench, with wide open views to S, W, & N.  A short distance down the road and across BLM to the Madison River.  Several neighbors use alternative power.

Google Earth Coordinates: lat 45.152260° lon -111.692766° Elevation: 5,350'
$114     Terms: Cash; new financing
SW MT MLS #: 350375 Taxes: $40.97

Sphinx Mountain, Lot 1

Lot 1 is a premium view lot, with the Madison Range to the E, Gravelly Range to the W & the Madison River running through the valley below.  This lot has end-of-the-road privacy, with its own entrance off the highway.  28 acres starting on the upper bench with spectacular elevated views, dropping off the bench in a steep bank down to the lower level which flattens out in a long expanse, bordering BLM public land.  Buildable area above is limited, but plenty room for building a home with a view.  There is access thru BLM to the lower level.  This is a unique property with many attractive features. Photos do not do it justice with our smoky skies this summer.

$70,000     Terms: Cash; new financing
SW MT MLS #: 360925 Taxes: $57.


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Sportsman's Paradise is appropriately named for this area of the Madison Valley.  This development is made up of 20 acre parcels, surrounded by 3 mountain ranges, bordering National Forest, with spectacular views, abundant wildlife, close to great fishing in several lakes and the Madison River.  It is a great area for winter sports, hunting, hiking, and just 30 minutes from Yellowstone National Park.  This a great vacation area with season access except by snowmobile.

Subdivision:   Sportsman's Paradise
Approximate Miles From Ennis:  41-50
Direction From Ennis:  South

Sportsman's Paradise, Lot A-54

This is great recreational property near the Sheep Creek Trail head into the National Forest.  Sheep Creek ditch runs through this 20.1-acre lot.  Great views and end-of-the-road privacy.  The property borders National Forest Service land.  The adjoining lot A-55 is also for sale.

Google Earth Coordinates: 45.798401°, -111.439244° Elevation: 6,557'
$245,000     Terms: Cash or possible owner financing
SW MT MLS #: 198924 Taxes: $40.44

Sportsman's Paradise, Lot A-55

This is great recreational property near the Sheep Creek Trail head into the National Forest.  Sheep Creek ditch runs through this 20.238-acre lot.  Great views and end-of-the-road privacy.  A corner of the property touches the Forest Service land.  Great place for an off-the-grid cabin!  The adjoining lot 54A is also for sale.

Google Earth Coordinates: 44.796263°, -111.441165° Elevation: 6,571'
$217     Terms: Cash or possible owner financing
SW MT MLS #: 198927 Taxes: $40.68


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Sun West Ranch is a 2,000 acre ranch development that encompasses a variety of terrain, from gradually elevating benches to timberred mountains and alpine meadows.  Originally a working cattle ranch in the 1800's, the ranch still retains its charming, back-in-time feeling, including some of the original homestead buildings.  Each homesite was carefully chosen using criteria to optimize views and maintain privacy and each homesite is surrounded by common area to separate it from other lots.  The property is protected by strong covenants and conservation easements.  Approximately 1,600 acres of the 2,000 acre ranch is common area for the private use of all SWR owners, with several miles of Madison River frontage for their use.  The ranch amenities include an equestrian center, onsite ranch managers, wells, underground power, phone and privacy. Feel like you own a ranch, but without all the work!

Subdivision:   Sun West Ranch
Approximate Miles From Ennis:  21-30
Direction From Ennis:  South

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Sun West Ranch Lot 46 A-1

SWR Lot 46 A-1 is a premier lot in a premier, gated subdivision in the most beautiful part of the Madison Valley, with spectacular views & great building site, trees, meadow, surrounded by common area and bordering large common-area pond. The lot is conveniently located for privacy and easy access to all the amenities.  Includes topographic & geotech surveys plus house plans.

Google Earth Coordinates: Lat .44.947093° Lon. -111.633132° Elevation: 6003'
$505,000     Terms: Cash; new financing
SW MT MLS #: 361704 Taxes: $1051

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