Set at the foot of the majestic Zion National Park in southern Utah is the incomparable Trees Ranch with its brilliantly colored sandstone cliffs, towering monoliths and grand temples. Meticulously assembled over the years by visionary conservationist owners, the 2,066-acre ranch is steeped in history and abundant resources. It is a treasure trove of scenic beauty resting along the banks of the East Fork of the Virgin River, and surrounded by the National Park and recently designated wilderness areas. Yet it offers convenient access to the charming town of Springdale, commonly known as the gateway to the Park.
In addition to the stunning views and iconic landscapes, the property has abundant natural, agricultural, recreational, historical and cultural resources, and is an ecologically rich working ranch. With 1,856 acre feet of historic and valuable water rights, the ranch has ample water that is pumped through an elaborate underground system of pipes that irrigate over 300 acres on 22 fields that dot the desert landscape with lush irrigated grasses, organic fruit orchards and gardens. The East Fork and North Fork of the Virgin River, Shunes Creek and South Creek meander for over 6 miles through the ranch and the expansive 60 acre Loma Va Reservoir with its dock and boats provides a full range of recreational activities.
The property also exhibits inimitable and original architecture with four homes and ranch buildings reflecting the geology, history and vernacular of the area. Designed by renowned architect, William McDonough, the homes rest near the orchard, fields and rivers, and utilize pressed adobe-like block, rocks and timbers made from local materials. In addition, there are a cabin, bunkhouse, office, and other ranch structures as well as a packing barn and market for the orchard. With an attention to detail, red dirt roads were designed to follow the contours of the land and weave throughout the ranch with multiple bridges crossing the rivers and streams. To protect the views and maintain the character of the wilderness aesthetics, over 30 miles of power, phone and irrigation lines have been buried beneath the roads.
Located on the Colorado Plateau, and bordering the Great Basin and the Mojave Desert, the ranch’s unique geographic location and variety of life zones combine to create a diversity of habitat for a surprising array of plant and animal species. Mule deer and wild turkeys coexist and browse the canyons, fields and cottonwood and locust lined river corridors, while big horn sheep, peregrine falcons, condors and desert tortoise enjoy the solitude of the National Park’s protected environs. There are numerous cultural sites within the property including pre-historic Anasazi ruins and the pioneer settlement of Shunesburg explored by John Wesley Powell in 1872 as part of western surveys conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Experience solitude and explore your own national park setting complete with private canyons, mesa, buttes, parks, rivers, creeks and streams and discover the adjoining Zion National Park and Canaan Mountain Wilderness. Grow your own certified organic fruit and try your hand at your own vineyard with rich soils, abundant water and 300 days of sunshine. Or simply rest and enjoy the iconic nature of your surroundings, the architecture, and scenic beauty of this private sanctuary.
This property is offered by Mirr Ranch Group, LLC. All information provided by Mirr Ranch Group , LLC or their sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate and reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. Mirr Ranch Group, LLC recommends that every item of interest to the purchaser (i.e. water laws, mineral laws, zoning, land use regulations, state, federal and private permits) be independently verified by the purchaser's attorney.