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If you are looking for a place to build a recreation cabin off the grid, this is it. This 171 +/- acre property is a fantastic hunting property on top of the Big Horn Mountains above Shell Canyon which is one of the most scenic places in Wyoming. The property can be accessed from Shell Canyon on Highway 14 out of Greybull and Shell or from below on Trapper Creek via public access roads. Located in north-central Wyoming, the Bighorn Mountains are a sister range of the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently located halfway between Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park, the Bighorns are a great vacation destination in themselves. No region in Wyoming is provided with a more diverse landscape - from lush grasslands to alpine meadows, from crystal-clear lakes to glacially-carved valleys, from rolling hills to sheer mountain walls. Visit the Bighorn National Forest and enjoy the multiple reservoirs, 30 campgrounds, four group campgrounds, three scenic byways, 10 picnic areas, eight lodges, miles and miles of streams, 189,000 acres of wilderness, 1,500 miles of trails, and much more that provide a special recreation experience. The Bighorn National Forest is 80 miles long and 30 miles wide. The Forest covers 1,115,073 acres. Elevations range from 5,500 feet to a high of 13,175 feet at Cloud Peak. Black Tooth Mountain stands at 13,005 feet. The most common tree is lodgepole pine. The Forest has 32 campgrounds, 3 group campgrounds, 10 picnic areas, 2 visitor centers, 1 ski area, 8 lodges, 2 recreation lakes, 3 Scenic Byways, and over 1,500 miles (2419 Km) of trails. The Bighorn River, flowing along the west side of the Forest, was first named by American Indians due to the great herds of bighorn sheep at its mouth. Lewis and Clark transferred the name to the mountain range in the early 1800s. This property has been in the family for generations and is available for the first time. This is a great hunt area for elk and deer, and the property was historically renowned for it’s mossy agate deposits. The owner’s immediate family also own three unimproved lots on Trapper Creek which are also listed by Pfister Land Company, LLC (Acreage on Trapper Creek) which can be purchased together with this mountain property making the perfect foothills to mountain property ownership.