Big Ax Mountain Ranch

Big Ax Mountain Ranch

Sanpete County Utah
Big Ax Mountain Ranch
ID: 36590
Status: New Listing
Price: $700,000
Acres: 1,402±
Price Per Acre: $499
Address: TBD
City, State: Wales, Utah
County: Sanpete County
ZIP Code: 84623
Presented By: Duke Boyington
Taxes: $2,840

Property Description

Big Ax Mountain Ranch is 1,400+ acres of mountain wonderland located just south of Wales, Utah.  There are a series of ravines and canyons that give this a true mountain property feel (elevation of 6,100' - 7,930'), but with flatter terrain up top to make moving through the ranch easier.  Plenty of recreation is available in the surrounding area including fishing and hunting.  The area is known for producing quality Mule Deer and Elk, and this ranch sets up nicely for rifle hunts.  BLM borders on the East and West sides of the property, with private land bordering the rest.  Backcountry mountain roads and trails provide access to the property and surrounding areas.  There are no improvements currently on the property, so the new owner will have options.



  • Juniper Trees provide most of the tree cover. 
  • Deciduous trees mixed in. 
  • Sagebrush provides ground cover for the property as well (especially in the open areas frequented by deer, and leading to creeks in the lower ground).
  • Terrain ranges from lower rolling hills to steep mountain ravines, and flatter topography up on top. 
  • Great views of Big Baldy Mountain (elevation of 8700') and Horse Mountain. Sanpete Valley is on the east side with sight distances for miles.
  • Neighboring BLM property to the West is leased out on a grazing permit (not to the current property owner).


  • There are no water rights currently associated with the property, but can be pursued through (
  • Creeks from spring runoff are in draws throughout the area. 


  • Property access is from mountain roads in certain areas. Travel requires 4x4, ATV, UTV, Snowmobile, or Trax.


  • The neighboring BLM ground operates on The Axhandle (#01703 lease). The buyer would need to bid at the next offering if interested. 


  • No easements are currently in place for the ranch.


  • There are currently no improvements on the property.



  • The property is located in Game Management Unit 16A (Central Mountains, Nebo).  Utah Division of Wildlife Resources manages all hunting in the state of Utah. 
  • This area is known for quality Mule Deer, Elk, and Bear hunting with both resident and migratory animals.
  • Contact the agent for specific hunt codes, season dates, and draw odds.


  • Utah has an abundance of mountain lakes and reservoirs for top-quality fishing. Rivers, creeks, streams, and ponds also provide Blue Ribbon opportunities to all who take the challenge to get outdoors. 
  • Palisade State Park's reservoir is mainly fished for Rainbow, Tiger, and Cutthroat Trout. By shore or by boat, you should have a great time. 
  • New Canyon Reservoir is stocked with Rainbow Trout and Wiper Bass.
  • Olaf Pond, Lake Hill Reservoir, Snow Lake, and many other locations offer great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.


  • Off-roading along the famous Arapeen Trail system winding through 350,000 acres of the Manti-La Sal National Forest should keeps any family busy. Also has very nice camping sites and facilities in the area. The scenic byways and backways provide stunning views.
  • Skiing at Sundance Resort, Snowbird, Alta, Park City, and cross-country skiing at Soldier Hollow are within a couple hours drive. 
  • Great Basin Station is an old US Forest Service research facility that has been renovated and is available for groups up to forty-eight.


  • Ephraim is the largest city in Sanpete County and closest to the ranch. Wales is a small town to the north.  Ephraim City was founded in 1854, and was used as a fort in the Black Hawk War. Many of its first settlers were from Scandinavian Countries who established farming in the area.  You can find all the necessities in Ephraim or Manti.
  • Manti is the county seat and hosts one of the first three temples built in the Rocky Mountains, by the LDS Church. 
  • Snow College is located in Ephraim Utah, and offers degrees and courses in Nursing, Software Engineering, Music, etc.
  • Airport closest to Ephraim Utah is the Manti-Ephraim Airport {1.5 miles South of Ephraim and 3.5 miles Sorth of Manti, Utah). It has self-serve pumps for Jet-A and 100LL fuel. 
  • Provo Municipal Airport (PVU) is 60 miles away. 
  • Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) is 100miles away. 

To schedule a showing please contact:

"DUKE" Kent D. Boyington




Ask Duke About This Property

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