TBD Cedar Pt Rt (Road 342) , Monticello, Utah, 84535
Located just west of the little town of Dove Creek, Colorado, this 60-acre property is just over the Utah line, about 20 miles east of Monticello, Utah. The eastern boundary of the property is actually the Colorado-Utah border. This part of the Four Corners region is known for farming and hunting, in no particular order. Elk hunting in the area can be outstanding, and a savvy hunter can get tags in both Utah and Colorado to hunt the local areas. Elevation on the property is about 6,700 feet, so winters are not difficult at that elevation.
The property is attractive to wildlife because the pond on the property is the only water source in proximity to lots of habitats. The pinyon-juniper forest on the property offers good bedding areas for mule deer and elk. The southern part of the property has about 7 acres of farmland that a local farmer leases to grow dryland wheat, pinto beans, and sunflowers. There is a good producing well in the middle of the farmland—one of the only good wells in the local area—and single-phase power right along the county road.
This property is easy to access. From Dove Creek, you simply drive straight west about 8 miles on County Road H. The road jogs south a mile and becomes County Road J, and right at the Utah/Colorado line, it becomes County Road 342 in Utah. The road heads south again, and that’s the western boundary of the property. The roads are well-maintained gravel roads. Just to the north of the property, literally right across the road, is a parking area to access thousands of acres of BLM lands in Cottonwood Canyon and Coal Bed Canyon. Hunting in the canyons and along the rims can be excellent for trophy mule deer and elk.
The owner of this property has made friends with several of the large property owners in the area, and they are not fans of the large elk herds. They encourage hunters to come and hunt, alleviating some of the damage to their crops of pinto beans, sunflowers, hay, and wheat. Combined with the large public land acreage, if a hunter gains access with some of the local property owners, there is a large amount of quality hunting available.
The public lands near this property offer outstanding horseback riding, hiking, and canyoneering, and exploring. There are all kinds of national monuments and parks nearby—Canyon of the Ancients, Zion, Bryce, Mesa Verde, Staircase, Lake Powell, and many more.