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San Juan River Farm, Utah
Property Types: Farms, Waterfront, Homes, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Water Water and more Water!!! The year 2018 was a record breaking drought year throughout many parts of the west. There were many areas that issued state of emergencies due to no water or grass for their livestock. The San Juan River Farm had all the water it needed to pruduce over 12,000 bales of high quality alfalfa hay with 4 full cuttings! The hay production nearly doubled in 2019.
The San Juan River Farm is located just off the banks of the San Juan River and just outside the small quiet town of Bluff, Utah. The farm consist of 143 +/- deeded acres with 125 +/- acres under irrigation, 14 +/ acres of wetlands and 5 +/- acres with improvements. The fertile soils have historically produced up to 700 tons of alfalfa hay depending on the rotation of planting. The water rights consist of 695 acre feet of water rights out of the San Juan River. There is also a 40 acre state lease and a 16 acre BLM lease bordering the deeded ground. This farm is the only irrigated farms for miles which makes it very unique and valuable. This is a turn key farm operation with 4 tractors, swather, 2 balers, bale wagon, blades, disc, seeders, drills, sprayers and much more!
The farm boasts a very nice 2500 +/- square foot ranch style home all on one level. The home features a large open floor plan consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen , sun room and a large 70' x 14' covered porch. There is also a large shop,equipment shed and covered hay barn.
Recreation and Location:
Located in the Four Corners region where Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona meet. The beautiful town of Bluff has some jaw dropping scenery on the banks of the San Juan River. This area is filled with ancient Indian archaeology. One can drive throughout the Four Corners region and visit the sites that bring the world to Bluff. Monument Valley, Bears Ears, Gooseneck State Park,Valley of the Gods, Natural Bridges, Mesa Verde, Arches, Canyonlands and Hovenweep are just a few of the National Parks. Monuments, Navajo Tribal Parks and State Parks attract visitors due to their serenity, beauty and natural wonder. With an elevation of 4300 ft. the mild temeratures make this a great place to spend every month of the year. There are hundreds of miles of jeep trails and hiking trails. Nearby Sand Island is another great place to visit the ancient petroglyphs or to start your river rafting adventure. Bluff, Utah was nominated as one of Buget Travel Magazine's coolest small towns.
The San Jaun River Farm offers a mutitude of possibilities and adventures for everyone. Whether you are looking for some added production to your existing ranch operation or would like to run some cows and have a feedlot on a portion. Bird watchers and nature lovers will love the wild undisturbed habitat along the San Juan where geese, ducks, turkeys, deer and even an occasional road runner call home. From the warm weather in all seasons to the farming and recreational aspects this is an incredible property!!