Crouse Canyon (PS 8590)


These costs cannot be financed and are in addition to the 10% down payment.  All closing costs are due from the prevailing bidder at the auction:

Appraisal Costs: $1,200.00
Cultural Resources Survey: $17,000.00
Advertising Costs: $500.00
Processing Costs: $500.00
Application Fee: $250.00

Legal Description:

Township 1 South, Range 24 East, SLB&M

Section 36:  W½SE¼, NE¼SE¼, NE¼, W½


The subject property is located on Diamond Mountain approximately 25 miles northeast of Vernal, Utah.  Crouse Reservoir is located just over one mile to the north of the property.


The property has good access via Crouse Canyon Road, which is a Uintah County Class B road.  There are also several unimproved county roads which provide access throughout the property.


600.00 acres, more or less


No water rights will be conveyed with the property.  Any streams on the property are intermittent and likely flow only during high precipitation and/or runoff events.

Surface waters in the area are considered to be fully appropriated, except for isolated springs.  There are some limited ground water resources available for appropriation.  Permanent applications for isolated springs and underground water are generally limited to sufficient acre-foot amounts to serve the domestic purposes of one family, the irrigation of one acre, and a reasonable amount of livestock.  Interested parties should contact the Utah Division of Water Rights for more information.


No utilities are present on the property and none are known to be located nearby.


The property is zoned MG1 (Mining & Grazing) by Uintah County.  Single-family dwellings require a minimum of 5 acres per dwelling.  Permitted uses include agriculture, single-family dwellings, seasonal home/cabins, oil & gas drilling, warehouse storage, etc.  Interested parties should contact Uintah County for more information regarding permitted uses of the property.


This property offers premium big game hunting opportunities and is located within the South Slope/Diamond Mountain limited-entry hunting units for both buck deer and bull elk.  Located nearby, Matt Warner Reservoir, Calder Reservoir and Crouse Reservoir offer excellent fishing opportunities.

Topography is relatively level with a slight slope/drainage towards the northeast.  Elevation ranges from 7,300 feet to 7,500 feet.  Vegetation is primarily native grasses and sagebrush with scattered pinyon juniper trees.

This property is surrounded by both privately owned lands and federal (BLM) lands.


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 a variable rate of prime plus 2.5% for up to a 20 year term.

Mineral Leases:


Surface Leases:

  1. Easement No. 1730, issued to Uintah County for a perpetual term for Class D roads
  2. Predesignation No. 730, issued to Uintah County for a perpetual term for Class B county roads which qualify as valid existing rights
  3. Grazing Permit No. 22208-08, issued to Randy B. Searle (upon completion of sale, this land will be deleted from this permit)


  1. Please see the auction page for general disclosures and auction procedure information which pertains to all properties being offered at the auction.
  2. The property will be conveyed subject to all valid existing rights.
  3. A cultural resource survey was conducted on the subject property.  The property will not be sold subject to any cultural reservations.
  4. All minerals, including the sand and gravel are reserved to Trust Lands Administration.
  5. The Utah Geological Survey provided the following comment:  “Potential geologic hazards in the area that could affect the property include flash flooding/debris flow, shallow bedrock and/or groundwater, problem soils including shrink/swell and/or collapsible, and moderate to high indoor radon potential.  Prospective buyers should be aware of the potential hazards so they can be addressed in a manner appropriate to the intended use of the property.  Geologic hazards are best addressed early in the land-use planning process prior to development and construction.  General geologic hazard information is available at the UGS offices and online at”
  6. Other disclosures, if any, will be announced at the auction.

Diane Lund
NW Area Manager, Land Sales Coordinator
Chris Fausett
Surface, Managing Director

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