Architecture & Real Estate | June 14, 2019 12:24 pm

For Sale: A Breathtaking Canyon Resort, Only $279 Million

A Colorado retreat where “the planet seems to open up to tell its story.”

Gateway Canyons
A ranch, full-service resort and secluded getaway, available now (Photos: Gateway Canyons)

Just because you want to “get away from it all” and “get back to nature” doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the amenities.

For sale now: Gateway Canyons Ranches & Resort, located in the secluded Unaweep Canyon, aka the red rock country southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Owned by Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks, the Gateway property features a full-service 72-room resort, the Gateway Auto Museum, Baja truck track, a two-story stone library, on-site helipad, a 22,000-square-foot residence (complete with planetarium), private airstrip, three swimming pools, full spa, equestrian center and much, much more.

Not only are you surrounded by 3000-foot stone bluffs (great for hikes and climbing, natch), you’re also protected from Colorado’s more extreme temperatures — the area stays cool in the summer and gets little snow in the winter.

Potential owners have plenty of income opportunities besides the resort — they’ll be able to construct over 300 additional housing units, if desired.

Hendricks said the area is where “the planet seems to open up to tell its story.” But to own, you’ll certainly need to open up your off-shore bank accounts, as the starting price (via Sotheby’s) is a cool $279 million.

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