Colorado Dream Homes: Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks selling Colorado ranch for $149M

Posted at 1:38 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 15:38:12-04

GATEWAY, Colo. – A sprawling ranch now on the market in western Colorado offers a unique opportunity to live among dinosaur fossils, historic ruins and some of the best views in the state.

Discovery Channel founder and former chairman John Hendricks is selling the property – dubbed West Creek Ranch – for $149 million.

The 6,919-acre property straddles the Colorado-Utah state line and comprises four separate parcels with incredible views, fascinating artifacts and great hunting:

Gill Meadows parcel:
This portion of the property contains the historic ruins of Driggs Mansion, located in Unaweep Canyon.

Blue Creek parcel:
The remote Blue Creek portion is known for its bear and mountain lion habitat.

Sky Mesa parcel:
More than 4,000 acres in the Sky Mesa parcel fall into the Cottonwood Canyon nature habitat and wilderness area, which has been set aside for protection, meaning no new roads or buildings can be built there.

West Creek Ranch Headquarters:
This portion of the ranch contains the main residence, a 22,000-square-foot, four-story home with eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Also included: An art studio, movie theater, game room and gym, staff quarters, pool and spa, library, five-car garage and helipad.

Did we mention the property also has its own astronomical observatory?

Separate from the ranch, the buyer also will take ownership of an office building and hangar at Grand Junction Regional Airport.

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