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Widtsoe Townsite Lot (C-26938)

Garfield County, UT
Utah SITLA - Land Sale Auction, June 15, 2021


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Widtsoe Townsite Lot (C-26938)



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6/9/2021 10:10 AM MDT / 11:10 AM CDT

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6/15/2021 3:10 PM MDT / 4:10 PM CDT

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Widtsoe Townsite Lot (C-26938)

County, State

Garfield, UT

Legal Description

T34S, R2W, SLB&M, Section 22:  Block 24, Lot 3 of the Widtsoe (Winder) Townsite



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Acreage listed is approximate; 1 Acres, More or Less

Agency Fees (Closing Costs)

Agency Fee Amount
Appraisal Cost $0.00
Cultural Resources Survey Cost $1,000.00
Legal Advertising Cost $200.00
Sale Processing Charge $500.00
Application Fee $250.00

Beneficiary Notice

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

Location and Access

Located in the Widtsoe Townsite in John’s Valley on State Highway 22, approximately 13 miles north of the entrance to Bryce Canyon.  This parcel is 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.

Access is based on the plat for the town site. Several lots which are part of the Townsite have already been sold and are being developed.  SITLA has 3 lots remaining in the Widtsoe Townsite area.

Additional Information



Water Rights and Utilities

Water Rights:
The Trust Lands Administration has water rights in this area that may be transferable to the lot.  We will make these rights available to the lot purchaser.



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


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Cultural Resource Covenant:
A cultural resource survey was conducted on the subject property.  The property will not be sold subject to any cultural resource restrictions.


Please see the Aquisition Agreements section of this page for transaction template documents and for general disclosures.

The property will be conveyed subject to all valid existing rights.

All minerals, except for the sand and gravel are reserved to Trust Lands Administration.

The following comment was received from the Utah Geological Survey (UGS):  “Potential geologic hazards in the area that could affect the parcels include flash flooding/debris flow, problem soils including shrink/swell and/or collapsible,  and indoor radon potential.  Potential hazards should be addressed in a manner appropriate to the intended use of the property.  Geologic hazards are best addressed early in the planning process prior to development and construction.  UGS has general geologic hazard information available at its offices and online at"


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 for a 20 year term.

Successful Bidder Notification

After all auctions have closed, the successful bidder will be notified via email with closing instructions, including total amount due.

For the successful bidder, a deposit of at least 10% of the sale price, closing costs, and interest through June 30, 2021 is due within one business day from the completion of the auction and is payable to SITLA. Full remittance instructions will be included with the invoice. The remaining balance due will be financed through SITLA at a variable rate of prime plus 2.5% or 7.5%, whichever is greater.

Utah SITLA Points of Contact

Ron Torgerson
Resource Specialist


(435) 893-2980

Diane Lund
Sales Coordinator


(877) 526-3725 or (801) 538-5163

EnergyNet Point of Contact

Government Resources


(877) 351-4488

Utah Broker

Utah Broker of record is Bates Land Consortium

RE License Number: 10851533-CN00; 5469640-PB00

Bid History (Top 10)




Bidder #577

6/15/2021 4:09:08 PM


Bidder #180

6/15/2021 4:03:32 PM


Bidder #577

6/15/2021 4:07:50 PM


Bidder #180

6/15/2021 4:03:32 PM


Bidder #577

6/15/2021 4:07:03 PM


Bidder #180

6/15/2021 4:03:32 PM


Bidder #577

6/15/2021 4:06:13 PM


Bidder #180

6/15/2021 4:03:32 PM


Bidder #577

6/15/2021 4:05:27 PM


Bidder #180

6/15/2021 4:03:32 PM


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