Ranches for Sale in Utah: The Iconic Trees Ranch Adjoining Zion National Park Sold by Mirr Ranch Group

Summary: The 2,066 acre Trees Ranch adjoining Zion National Park in southern Utah was sold this month by Mirr Ranch Group of Denver, Colo. Listed for $25 million, the conservation property sold to a private party, and the sellers are the heirs of Jim Trees and Lionel Pincus.

DENVER, COLO. [August 21, 2013] – Trees Ranch, a 2,066-acre ecologically-rich property surrounded by Zion National Park and the Canaan Wilderness Area in Springdale, Utah, was recently sold by Mirr Ranch Group of Denver, Colo. Listed for $25 million, the conservation property sold to a private party. The sellers are the heirs of Jim Trees, founder, former chairman and CEO of Fischer, Francis, Trees and Watts, Inc., and the heirs of Lionel Pincus, founder of Warburg Pincus, LLC.

“We are pleased to have found a buyer who will be a good steward of the land, a legacy started by Jim Trees and Lionel Pincus many years ago. They saw the ranch as an opportunity to have a national park of their own, and it looks like that legacy will continue,” said listing broker, Ken Mirr.

The Trees Ranch transaction comes on the heels of other Mirr Ranch Group sales adjoining National Parks, such as the Mantle Ranch, an inholding in Dinosaur National Monument. Furthermore, the Sandy Ranch, a cattle ranch adjoining Capitol Reef National Park with large grazing allotments on the adjoining Dixie National Forest and BLM lands, is currently on the market.

“This sale adds to Mirr Ranch Group’s proven track record of marketing and selling ranches and conservation properties in the West including those adjoining National Parks, National Forests and other public lands. We are the leading brokerage for these types of unique properties,” added Mirr.

The distinctiveness of Trees Ranch is reflected by its scenic landscapes, rare flora and fauna, valuable water rights, a 60-acre lake, miles of riparian corridors and river, irrigated fields and orchards, and inimitable architecture. In addition to access and adjacency to the park and wilderness, the ranch’s significant conservation values include Utah’s first “Wild and Scenic” designation on the adjoining Virgin River and Shunes Creek, its adjacency to a “Natural Research Area” in Parunuweap Canyon, and significant historical and cultural sites like the Shunesburg settlement and traces of the Virgin Anasazi and Paiute Indians.

“The Trees Ranch is one of the most unique ranch properties in the Southwestern United States. The ranch’s proximity to Zion National Park makes it the ultimate conservation and recreation property – a true one of a kind,” explains Jason Corzine of The Trust for Public Land.

For media inquiries, arrange for an interview, or get an expert quote, please contact Mallory Boyce at (303) 623-4545 ext. 4. Photography available upon request.

About Mirr Ranch Group
Mirr Ranch Group offers marketing and buyer acquisition services for fine sporting properties and legacy ranches for sale throughout the American West. Brokers for the company are known for their expertise in sporting, public lands and conservation in addition to their unsurpassed knowledge of ranch transactions.

For more information, contact:
Mirr Ranch Group
915 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 623-4545

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