Picture Gallery Ranch
Includes a comfortable main residence, a spectacular lodge with guest accommodations, as well as a 4- bedroom hunter’s cabin.
- The ranch contains 843 deeded acres and is surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of public land, all accessible for backcountry horseback riding and ATV’ing.
- Previously the premium land holding of the neighboring Mountain Island Ranches.
- The guest lodge is ideal for accommodating clients or family and includes a catering kitchen with a butler pantry, wood burning fireplace, and 2 wood-burning stoves.
- Picture Gallery Ranch is accessible year-round and at 6,100 ft, living at the ranch provides a break from harsh northern Utah & Colorado winters and hot summers.
- 90 acres on the ranch can be irrigated – irrigation and stock watering rights associated with Picture Gallery ranch will transfer to a new owner.
- Hunting for deer and elk on the ranch is available through Limited Entry and General Season tags through the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Direct access is available to the adjacent Colorado Unit 40 trophy elk unit
- 3/4 mile of Coates Creek winds through the southern portion of the ranch, where visitors can explore rock outcroppings adorned with petroglyphs.
- A conservation easement is in place which allows for agricultural, recreational, hunting, and tourism operations.
Situated in eastern Utah and bordering Colorado, the Picture Gallery Ranch offers a private sanctuary with 365-degree views of Utah’s iconic landscape, including the La Sal Mountain range to the south. The ranch compound sits at the southern end of a spectacular 100-acre meadow which is ideal for early morning and late evening wildlife viewing. Populations of elk & mule deer visit the ranch which is surrounded by vast stretches of public land. The ranch is a 5-hour drive from Salt Lake City and approximately 45 minutes from Grand Junction.
The Homes, Lodge & Barn
The tastefully designed homes, barn, and outbuildings make up the ranch’s main compound and all are easily accessible from the gated entrance.
- The 3,000 sq ft main home includes a huge master suite with a walkout patio, an oversized living area with a wood-burning fireplace plus a comfortable outdoor seating area.
- The charming hunter’s cabin boasts 4 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms, perfect for hosting additional family members or guests.
- A spectacular 2,600 sq ft lodge is ideal for large family gatherings and includes a 1 bedroom/1 bathroom accommodation for staff or guests.
All of the homes have been updated and equipped with internet and satellite TV. A custom-built horse barn evokes an old-world style and contains 6 horse stalls, a tack room, a game processing room, as well as plenty of additional storage for equipment and hay. Various corrals and working pens are included in the sale. A well-maintained 40’ x 60’ insulated garage, with workbenches, 220V electric plus a large equipment shed and various storage sheds offer plenty of room in which to store vehicles and farming equipment.
Picture Gallery Ranch is located in the La Sal- Dolores Triangle hunting unit where Limited Entry & General Season hunts are options for mule deer & elk (rifle, archery & muzzleloader). The La Sal Dolores Triangle is a designated wintering range for elk and mule deer that provides fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities on the ranch and surrounding Public Lands. Prospective Buyers should check with the local field office of the Division of Wildlife Resources to confirm the availability for mule deer hunts on the ranch based on seasonal herd populations. The current owners have harvested elk on the ranch and depredation tags for elk have also been made available. In addition, healthy turkey populations frequent the ranch. The ranch has great direct access to the adjacent Colorado Unit 40 trophy elk hunting unit which provides for additional hunting opportunities and revenue potential.
The ranch adjoins the Westwater Canyon Wilderness Study Area which spans the Westwater Canyon portion of the Colorado River. Major tributary canyons on the east side of the river include Little Dolores, Marble, and Star canyons. The ranch is a one-hour horseback ride through Marble Canyon to the river. A short box canyon, Little Hole, and a small secluded valley (Big Hole) are the main features northwest of the river. Pinyon-juniper woodlands, sagebrush, and black brush cover this region of Utah. Opportunities for whitewater boating and related camping and hiking in the area are outstanding.
Owners currently flood irrigate 90 acres on the ranch through a series of canals and diversion points. A mixture of grass hay is grown and baled by a neighboring contract farmer. Water associated with the ranch provides ample irrigation and stock watering and, if so desired, there is a potential for a new owner to improve grazing & hay production based on the existing irrigation infrastructure. The owners have added riding pens on the property and all corrals are in great condition.