west creek ranch

John Hendricks, the founder of the Discovery Channel, is looking to part with his Colorado estate to the tune of $149 million.

Dubbed West Creek Ranch, the nearly 7,000-acre property is situated mostly in Mesa County, Colorado, with parts in Grand County, Utah. 

In addition to a 22,000-square-foot main house, the ranch is also home to horse and bison pastures, an airstrip and hangar, helipad, stables, and even an observatory. 

Hendricks is also the founder and former chairman of Discovery Communications, and he owns the nearby Gateway Canyons resort. 

Kerry Endsley of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing. Let’s take a look around.

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West Creek Ranch is accessible by helicopter ride or a 55-minute drive from Grand Junction Regional Airport.

Hendricks placed about 4,000 aces of the property in a conservation easement, which means that no roads or structures can be built in that area.

Hendricks purchased West Creek Ranch in 1995, then in later years acquired additional land to assemble the current tract. “West Creek Ranch is a place where the earth really opens up to tell its story. When you look up at the walls of the canyons, it’s all these layers of earth that go back 300 million years,” Hendricks said in a press release announcing the listing.

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