Elkhorn Timber Ranch is situated 12± miles northwest of Baker City, Oregon, in the Elkhorn Mountains. Rock Creek Butte is less than 2 miles from the property. At 9,106 feet, the summit is the highest point in the Elkhorn Mountains. Pine Creek Reservoir lays between the western border of the property and the butte’s summit. The natural glacial lake has a human-made dam, which increases its water capacity. Other alpine lakes near Rock Creek Butte include Rock Creek Lake, Goodrich Lake, and Trout Lake.
Elkhorn Timber Ranch is mostly timbered, with Pine Creek flowing through for about 2 1/2 miles and its rugged terrain has elevations ranging from 4,400 to 7,400 feet. This property is bordered on three sides by Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and other public lands. The 1569± acres surrounds two smaller private landholdings, which gain access by an easement.
A commercial thinning was performed recently on 150± acres to remove dead trees and maintain the forest. Also, many old logging roads weave their way around the acreage, providing limited access to the higher parts of the property for maintenance and recreation. The seller has improved some of these roads, allowing better access to the land.
While the ground has many steep slopes, there are several benches that would make great building sites for a cabin, that have privacy and incredible views overlooking the Baker Valley. Additionally, the seller may be willing to assist in clearing a building pad or improving access to a specific area to suit a buyer for this purpose, with heavy equipment at their disposal.
Elkhorn Timber Ranch is a great place to hunt or watch wildlife. Deer, elk, fox, wild turkey, cougars, bears, and mountain goats have all been seen around the property. The property is located in the Sumpter Hunting Unit 51. Additionally, this is a great place to ride horses or ATVs, hike, or snowmobile.
This area of Oregon is known for its dramatic beauty, and the Elkhorn Mountain Range is a popular recreation area. There are many summer activities that may include hiking or backpacking, horseback riding, fishing in the many alpine lakes, or water sports at Phillips Lake. In the winter, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are popular, as well as skiing and snowboarding at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort.