Owned by The Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, the Gateway Canyons Ranches & Resort is a rare find for several reasons. For starters, its land is situated among some of the most impressive landscapes in the American Southwest including Cottonwood Red Rock Canyon, the La Sal Mountain range, and the Dolores River. The property boasts a variety of lodging opportunities ranging from a 22,000-square-foot adobe-style main residence to a 72-room resort. While the location lends itself to numerous outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and horseback riding, Hendricks expanded the list of amenities with The Gateway Auto Museum, a two-story stone library, and a copper-dome observatory to take advantage of the pristine night sky. While the estate is a scenic 55-minute drive from the closest airport, thanks to the on-site helipad you can cut the commute without missing the views of the Unaweep Canyon.
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