Widtsoe Townsites (PS 8568, PS 8569, PS 8570, PS 8571)

Widtsoe Townsites (PS 8568, PS 8569, PS 8570, PS 8571)

Auction Date:
October 28 2015
Minimum Bid:
Minimum Acceptable Price is $8,000.00 Per Lot
SOLD for $8,000 Per Lot
Garfield County
1.00 Acre Each, More or Less (4 Lots To Be Sold)
General Information


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.  Each lot being sold will be assessed the following closing costs:

Appraisal Costs: N/A
Cultural Resources Survey: $1,000.00
Legal Advertising Cost: $125.00
Sale Processing Charge: $500.00
Application Fee: $250.00

Legal Description:

Township 34 South, Range 2 West, SLB&M

Section 22:  Four one-acre lots, described as follows:

  • PS 8568:  Block 1, Lot 4
  • PS 8569:  Block 2, Lot 3
  • PS 8570:  Block 7, Lot 1
  • PS 8571:  Block 8, Lot 4

Each lot will be auctioned as an individual parcel.


Located in the Widtsoe Townsite in John’s Valley on State Highway 22, approximately 13 miles north of the entrance to Bryce Canyon.  These parcels are part of the area locally known as Widtsoe Junction, which is near the Dixie National Forest and offers outdoor recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, sightseeing, and hiking.


Lot 4 of Block 8 (PS 8571) has access from the existing county road. The other parcels have access based on the plat for the town site. This access has not been developed.


1.00 acre each, more or less (210 ft. x 210 ft. square)


The Trust Lands Administration has water rights in this area that may be transferable to the lots.  We will make these rights available to the lot purchasers.




Multiple use – you can build on a one-acre lot.


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 a 20 year term.


Mineral Leases:

  1. None

Surface Leases:

  1. Predesignation No. 751, issued to Garfield County for a perpetual term. This encumbrance will only apply to Lot 4 of Block 8 (PS 8571).
Disclosure and Contact


  1. Please see the auction page for general disclosures and auction procedure information which pertains to all properties being offered at the auction.
  2. The property will be conveyed subject to all valid existing rights.
  3. A cultural resource survey was conducted on the subject property.  The property will not be sold subject to any cultural resource restrictions.
  4. All minerals, except for the sand and gravel are reserved to Trust Lands Administration.
  5. Other disclosures, if any, will be announced at the auction.

Contact for Additional Information:

Lou Brown
Resource Specialist
(435) 896-6494

Diane Lund
Sales Coordinator
(877) 526-3725 or (801) 538-5163

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Map of All 4 Lots Being Sold:

Map of All 4 Lots

PS 8568 (Block 1, Lot 4)PS8568

PS 8569 (Block 2, Lot 3)


PS 8570 (Block 7, Lot 1)


PS 8471 (Block 8, Lot 4)