A Unique Collection, An Extraordinary Offering
On Oct. 4 and 5, Colorado real estate firm LIV Sotheby’s International Realty (LIV SIR) welcomed leading-edge farm and ranch broker professionals from around the world to experience West Creek Ranch, an approximately 7,000-acre land and estate property noted as one of the finest in the American West. Located in Gateway, Colorado, this extraordinary ranch, owned by Discovery Channel Founder John Hendricks, consists of four unique land parcels, a 22,000-square-foot luxury residence, an airplane hangar, astronomical observatory, significant water rights, premium hunting access and much more. West Creek Ranch is currently listed for sale at $149,000,000.
“One of the world’s most stunning landscapes, it would take none other than the founder of The Discovery Channel, John Hendricks, to create a home among the red rock canyon country of Gateway,” said LIV Sotheby’s International Realty listing broker Kerry Endsley. “This is a place where the planet truly opens up to tell its epic geologic story, and we are honored to have had the industry’s leading farm and ranch brokers join us in Gateway to discover the truly unique offering West Creek Ranch represents.”
At the exclusive West Creek Ranch property preview event, attending brokers and guests were hosted at the luxurious Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa located adjacent to the ranch. Guests enjoyed aerial helicopter and land property tours, followed by an evening cocktail reception, dinner and presentation on the ranch to learn about the extraordinary offering.
Perhaps one of the most unique features of the sale is that West Creek Ranch includes four unique parcels. The first is the scenic and verdant Gill Meadows parcel, nestled within the soaring and majestic Precambrian rock cliff walls of Unaweep Canyon. Gill Meadows is home to the historic ruins of Driggs Mansion, once the residence of famed New York writer Laurence Driggs.
The second parcel is remote Blue Creek, noted for its bear and mountain lion habitat. The third parcel is the expansive high plateau country of the Sky Mesa parcel, which contains a stunning, three-bedroom log cabin retreat and helipad, with magnificent views of the La Sal Mountains of Utah.
The fourth parcel is the West Creek Ranch Headquarters, which encompasses a 22,000-square-foot main residence, irrigated horse and bison pastures, fishing ponds, grass airstrip and hangar, helipad, stables, astronomical observatory and trout stream.
These unique ranch properties offer their owner the ultimate private wilderness retreat — all within minutes of one of the finest resorts and spas in North America, Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa.
An ideal property for an aviator, West Creek Ranch also includes the Sky Adventures office building and airplane hangar located at Grand Junction Regional Airport, for buyers who may wish to have commercial rental property, a base of operations and the ability to hangar their private jet conveniently nearby to WestStar Aviation’s facility at Grand Junction airport.
West Creek Ranch is conveniently accessed by nearby Grand Junction Regional Airport and a quick helicopter trip or scenic 55-minute drive through majestic Unaweep Canyon. The ranch headquarters parcel also features a grass airstrip for use by small private aircraft.
West Creek Ranch holds significant water rights in western Mesa County, Colorado, and eastern Grand County, Utah, that are supplied from the Dolores River and various tributary streams including West Creek, Gill Creek, John Brown Creek, Blue Creek, Calamity Creek, and North and South Loba Creeks.
Additionally, West Creek Ranch offers a complete range of outdoor adventure and sporting activities. Dinosaur fossils and Native American rock art scattered throughout the property, as well as on surrounding public land, complete this offering of a unique and spectacular swath of the American West.
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty was asked to represent the extraordinary listing based on the firm’s reputation for excellence and delivering exceptional results to clients.
“Representing a listing of this magnitude is an honor and a privilege,” said LIV Sotheby’s International Realty President Scott Webber. “A monument to the American West, ownership of West Creek Ranch is a rare and special opportunity.”
For more information, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty listing broker Kerry Endsley at 303-570-0267, or visit WestCreekRanch.com. To buy or sell your home with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, please visit LIVSothebysRealty.com or call 303-893-3200.