Cedar Mountain – Parcel C (C-27059-C)

What are trust lands?

Trust lands are parcels of land granted by Congress to Utah at statehood to support specific beneficiaries, including public schools, universities, hospitals, and reservoirs.  Trust lands are not public lands, but are generally open for public use, when possible.  Trust lands were allocated specifically to generate revenue to support our beneficiaries.  SITLA currently manages 3.4 million surface acres on behalf of our beneficiaries.


Bid Start Time for this Parcel: 9:20am MST on November 9, 2022
Bid End Time for this Parcel: 10:20am MST on November 15, 2022

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Closing Costs:

The closing costs are in addition to the 10% down payment.  The cultural resources survey costs may be financed, upon approval.  All other closing costs are due from the prevailing bidder at the auction and cannot be financed.  

Appraisal Costs: $960.00
Cultural Resources Survey: $354.00
Legal Advertising Cost: $200.00
Sale Processing Charge: $500.00
Application Fee: $250.00


The net proceeds from the sale of this property will be deposited into the permanent fund for the beneficiaries of Public Schools.

Legal Description:

Township 4 South, Range 8 West, UBM
Section 1:  SE¼SW¼
40.00 acres, more or less


The property is located in west central Duchesne County, about 6.5 miles southwest of Fruitland and about 17 miles west of Duchesne.  Duchesne County is about 100 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah.


From the US 40 and Highway 208 junction, the parcel is located about 2.5 miles south.  Roads leading to Parcel B are well-maintained.

A 40-foot access easement will be reserved on Parcel B, along the southern boundary, from the road, west to Parcel C.  The road is not yet built to provide this access.  The purchaser of Parcel C will be responsible for constructing the road.

Additional Information:

The terrain of the property ranges from flat to very steep.  The vegetation is cedar trees, junipers, sage, and native grasses.  Two other adjacent SITLA properties will also be sold at this same auction.


40.00 acres, more or less

Water Rights:

No water rights are included as part of the sale of this parcel.


There are no utilities to the site.  Power is located 1 to 2 miles to the north.


A-10 (Agricultural)


Financing will be offered for this parcel at a variable interest rate of prime plus 2.5% or 7.5%, whichever is greater.  A down payment of 10% and closing costs will be due at the auction.  The remaining balance can be financed for up to a 20 year term.

Mineral Leases:

  1. Mineral Lease No. 53591, issued to Bro Energy, LLC with a primary term expiration date of February 28, 2023 (actual expiration date will be based upon production)

Surface Leases:

  1. Easement No. 2511, will be issued to Blackdog Ranches, LLC for an access road for a 30 year term
  2. A 40-foot access easement will be reserved on Parcel B, along the southern boundary, from the road, west to Parcel C (see attached map for a depiction of this reservation).  The purchaser of Parcel C will be responsible for constructing the road.

Cultural Resource Covenant:

A cultural resource survey was conducted on this parcel.  No significant historical or cultural sites were identified.  The property will be sold without any historical or cultural reservations.


  1. Please see the disclosure summary and the certificate of sale template document posted at the bottom of this page for general disclosures which apply to all parcels being offered for sale at this auction.
  2. All mineral rights will be reserved.
  3. The sand and gravel on the parcel will be subject to a royalty provision if sold commercially.
  4. The Utah Geological Survey has commented:  “Potential geologic hazards in the area that could affect the parcel include flash flooding/debris flow, problem soils and/or bedrock including shrink/swell and/or collapsible, shallow bedrock, landslide-prone geologic units, and indoor radon potential. Prospective buyers should be aware of the potential hazards so they can be addressed in a manner appropriate to the intended use of the property. UGS has general geologic hazard information available at our offices and online at http://geology.utah.gov/utahgeo/hazards/index.htm”
  5. The property will be conveyed subject to all valid existing rights.

Diane Lund
Assistant Managing Director, Surface; Land Sales Coordinator
Tyson Todd
NE Area Manager

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