Soldier Creek Ranch is located 20 minutes from the eclectic town of Price and is situated in the Book Cliffs of the Wasatch Plateau in Central Utah.
As the ranch climbs from 6,000 to 9,000 feet in elevation, the land transitions through a notable change in topography and vegetation. The flat to rolling topography on the lower portion of the ranch is predominantly populated with pinion, juniper, oak, sage and native grasses that support a healthy mule deer and pronghorn population. There are modest headquarters with corrals and two reservoirs located on this portion of the ranch.
As you transition upward on the ranch you enter a beautiful, secluded 7,300-acre piece of prime wildlife habitat with over 25 miles of roads and commanding majestic views of the surrounding area. The topography on this portion of the ranch is a nice mix of rolling hillsides with rock outcroppings bisected by a series of creek drainages. This section is over 50% tree covered in a mix of aspen, spruce, oak, and conifer and boasts multiple springs and ponds. Elk, mule deer, black bear, mountain lion, turkey and grouse thrive on this portion of the ranch.
Price is in an arid climate and features cold winters and relatively moderate summers. The average high in January is 37°F and it rises to 90°F in July. The low in January averages just 13°F, and even in summer, the dry climate keeps the nights cool, with an average of just 58°F. Price lies in the rain shadow of central Utah’s Wasatch Mountains so that precipitation averages only 9.24 inches annually. Late summer and early fall are the wettest times of year due to the Gulf of California monsoon that brings scattered thunderstorms to the region. The city also sees frequent snow during winter and early spring.
Price is an up and coming town of about 8,500 people located on US Highway 191 and is bisected by the Price River. It boasts great restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, hospital and the Carbon County Airport, which accommodates large corporate aircraft.
Price is located within short distances of both Nine Mile Canyon and the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Promoted as “the world’s longest art gallery” Nine Mile Canyon is forty miles in length and is a destination for archaeologists and tourists alike to view the extensive rock art created by the Fremont Culture and Ute People. The 1.2 million-acre Manti-La Sal National Forest is approximately 30 minutes away with its renowned trail system and unlimited recreational opportunities.