Sheep Creek (C-26870)


Bid Start Time: Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 9:50am
Bid End Time:  Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 2:50pm

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Closing Costs:

These costs cannot be financed and are in addition to the 10% down payment.  All closing costs are due from the prevailing bidder at the auction.

Appraisal Costs: $2,400.00
Cultural Resources Survey: $1,517.00
Legal Advertising Cost: $550.00
Range Improvement Project Reimbursement: $1,000.00
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 beneficiary of Public Schools.

Legal Description:

Township 2 North, Range 19 East, SLB&M
Section 2: S½


The parcel is located 4 miles south of Manila, adjacent to the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and the Ashley National Forest.


Access to and through the parcel is via Sheep Creek Geological Loop (ROW 833).


Sheep Creek runs northwest-southeast through the parcel. The creek bottom is moderately sloping, and the remainder of the parcel rises sharply to the northeast and the southwest. Private and trust lands border the parcel to the north, with the Ashley National Forest to the south and west and the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area to the east.


320.00 Acres, More or Less


Water Right No. 41-2376, for stockwatering directly on Sheep Creek during the summer months, will be included with the property. Per the Utah Division of Water Rights, there is a limited ground-water resource available. Appropriations from isolated springs and underground water are generally limited to sufficient acre-foot amounts to serve the domestic needs of one family, irrigation of 1.0 acres, and a reasonable amount of livestock. Water is available for larger projects on a temporary or fixed-time basis, which are generally limited to five years. Interested parties should contact the Division of Water Rights for more information regarding the availability of water rights on this property.




A-20, Agricultural District, 20 acre minimum lot size


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

Mineral Leases:


Surface Leases:

  1. Easement No. 2350, issued to Daggett County, for temporary road construction, with an expiration date of December 31, 2025
  2. Right of Way No. 833, issued to Daggett County for Sheep Creek Road for a perpetual term
  3. Grazing Permit No. 22151-08, issued to Brian L. Forbes Living Trust (this permit will be cancelled when the property is sold)
  4. Range Improvement Project No. 783, for tree thinning, issued to Sheep Creek Tree Clearing (this agreement will be cancelled when the property is sold, upon reimbursement for the improvements through the sale closing costs)

Cultural Resource Covenant:

A cultural resource survey was conducted on the subject property.  One significant site was identified.  The property will be sold with reservations for the site which was identified.


  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. Utah Geological Survey has submitted the following comment regarding this property:  Potential geologic hazards in the area that could affect the parcel include stream flooding, flash flooding/debris flow, landslides, problem soils/bedrock including shrink/swell and/or collapsible, shallow bedrock and/or groundwater, and indoor radon potential. Geologic hazards are best addressed early in the planning process prior to development and construction. The Utah Geological Survey has general geologic hazard information available at our offices and online at htttp://
  3. All mineral rights, including the sand and gravel rights will be reserved.
  4. The property will be conveyed subject to all valid existing rights.

Diane Lund
Assistant Managing Director, Surface; Land Sales Coordinator
Scott Bartlett
Surface, Assistant Managing Director

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