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bill­for­amazing­views.­It’s­only­a­few­miles­north­of­Sundance­and­is just­east­of­the­Inyan­Kara­Creek­exit. Elk,­deer­and­turkey­hunting­are­popular­in­this­area­and­Pat­prom- ises­incredible­creek­valley­views­throughout­the­property. The­last­Sundance­property­is­“for­the­buyer­who­has­been­search- ing­for­a­piece­of­‘Wyoming­Heaven’­and­does­not­want­restrictions­or covenants­but­would­like­to­be­near­city­amenities,”­says­Donahue.­It’s only­eight­minutes­from­city­limits­and­has­360-degree­views,­county road­access,­newly-constructed­private­drive,­is­close­to­USFS,­has wooded­draws­and­“top-notch­hunting,”­Pat­says.­You’ll­have­to­visit this­one­for­yourself. If­you’re­unfamiliar­with­Sundance­but­might­consider­relocating there­so­you­can­call­one­of­these­properties­home,­I’ll­point­you­to some­bits­Dana­Kizzier,­former­writer­for­Down Country Roads,­wrote about­Sundance­in­an­early­issue­of­the­magazine.­There­are­myriad benefits­and­amenities­and­these­are­but­a­sampling. “Sundance­sits­on­the­south­edge­of­the­Bearlodge­Mountains­in­the Black­Hills­National­Forest­with­250­square­miles­of­National­Forest and­nearly­50­miles­of­single-track­trails­that­make­up­the­non-motor- ized­Sundance­Trail­System.­You­can­easily­access­these­mountain­trails at­four­convenient­trailheads,­including­the­Reuter­Trailhead­and­the Sundance­Trailhead.­And­you­can­continue­the­adventure­just­a­short drive­away­on­the­Ogden­Ridge,­Tent­Canyon­Ridge,­Edge­and­Sheep- nose­trails­found­in­the­Cole­Canyon­area. “One­of­the­advantages­of­living­in­Wyoming­is­its­favorable­tax structure.­It­boasts­extremely­low­real­estate­taxes,­no­state­income­tax and­no­death­tax.­Plus,­sales­taxes­in­Crook­County­is­only­six­percent.” Kizzier­went­on­to­say,­“And­though­it­seems­like­it­might­be­diffi- cult­to­make­a­living­in­a­town­this­size,­there­are­over­200,000­living and­working­in­the­Black­Hills­of­Western­South­Dakota­within­a­70- mile­radius­of­Sundance.­And­Gillette,­with­its­massive­energy­deposits, Above, scenes from the Derringer Trail 110-acre is­less­than­an­hour­away. property. Both the view and the shop apartment “Sand­Creek,­only­17­miles­east­of­Sundance,­pro- are ready and waiting. vides­premier­rainbow­and­brown­trout­fishing.­You­can also­find­excellent­trout­fishing­at­Cook­Lake­with­its serene­setting­just­to­the­north­of­Sundance. “Hunting­in­the­Bearlodge­District­of­the­Black­Hills is­very­popular­in­the­fall­for­big­game­such­as­elk­and deer.­And­in­the­spring,­turkey­hunters­enjoy­great­op- portunities­to­bag­a­gobbler.­In­addition­to­the­National Forest­lands,­there­are­more­than­19,000­acres­of­private land­that­have­been­designated­as­public­walk-in­hunting areas.­Wyoming­Game­and­Fish­Department­has­leased rights­for­public­hunting­of­turkey,­rabbit,­antelope,­deer and­elk­in­these­areas.­ “Probably­ the­ landmark­ most­ associated­ with­ the More amazing views, which must be what Pat and his team Sundance­area­is­Devils­Tower­National­Monument,­28 specialize in, and guest quarters are seen in the photos above. miles­west­of­Sundance.­In­fact,­Sundance­is­often­called These are part of the 115-acre property. Below, the reservoir “Gateway­to­Devils­Tower.”­President­Theodore­Roo- and shop on the 171-acre listing. sevelt­established­Devils­Tower­as­America’s­first­Na- tional­Monument­in­1906.­Devils­Tower­is­considered­a premier­climb­in­the­Black­Hills,­with­more­than­80­sep- arate­routes.­The­National­Park­Service­states­that­every year­since­1977,­more­than­3,000­climbers­have­scaled Devils­Tower.­It­is­also­a­popular­hiking­area.­The­1.3- mile­Tower­Trail­circles­the­base­of­the­monument,­al- lowing­ visitors­ to­ experience­ the­ forest,­ wildlife­ and dramatic­views­of­the­tower­along­with­several­other trails­that­thread­through­the­national­monument­area.­­ “Vore­Buffalo­Jump,­12­miles­east­of­Sundance­im- mediately­adjacent­to­I-90,­is­considered­one­of­the­most DOWN COUNTRY ROADS 61