Colorado Residential Property owned by Discovery Channel Founder, John Hendricks, LISTED for $275,000,000 by William PD Pierce

– The largest private residential listing in the United States

Located in one of the world’s most stunning landscapes, Gateway Canyons is the finest land and estate property in the great American West. The property includes West Creek Residential compound – featuring an extraordinary residence and four unique parcels of land, all creating a spectacular private retreat for the ownership family and their guests.

Gateway Canyons Residence -The Most Expensive Home In America

39101 HWY 141, Gateway, Colorado
MLS: A11256159

West Creek is a spectacularly diverse private retreat property boasting one of the finest residences in the world. The main residence features 22,000 square feet of indoor living space and approximately 3,500 square feet of covered verandas. There are eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms on four levels, an oversized elevator servicing all four levels, a great room, formal dining room, breakfast room, chef’s kitchen, spacious study with panoramic views, art studio, theater room, gym, staff quarters, pool and spa, four water fountains, six fireplaces, a two-level circular stone library, marble archways and columns, modern and efficient geo-thermal heating/cooling, backup power generator, five-car garage, helipad, and all furnishings.

The many expanses of West Creek include four scenic and verdant parcels – a collection of some of the most enduring and treasured natural geological wonders in the canyonlands of the American West, which, surrounded by natural open space, will be preserved for years to come.

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Scenic Acreage

The land parcels that constitute the approximately 6,919 deeded acres of West Creek are located in Mesa County, Colorado (approx. 6,412 acres) and in bordering Grand County, Utah (approx. 507 acres). In addition to the primary homesite parcel (approx. 277 acres) containing the main residence, the West Creek parcels include Sky Mesa (approx. 5,803 acres), Gill Meadows (approx. 389 acres) and Blue Creek parcels (approx. 450 acres).

The deeded lands of West Creek are surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service, assuring unspoiled views of vast and protected landscapes from all parcels. The expansive natural landscape views in all directions from the West Creek main residence contain no views of neighboring properties or structures.

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West Creek Residence

Constructed over a three-year period (1999-2001), the West Creek main residence was designed in stunning Southwestern style by architect Jamie Daugaard of Centre Sky Architecture, designer of luxury homes throughout the West, including the Yellowstone Club in Montana. The main residence features exquisite finishes and craftsmanship throughout more than 22,000 square feet of indoor living space that includes:

  • Eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms on four levels
  • An over-sized elevator servicing all four levels
  • A great room
  • A formal dining room, breakfast room and chef’s kitchen
  • Spacious study with panoramic views and art studio
  • Theater room, game room and gym
  • Staff quarters
  • Pool and spa
  • Four water fountains (two exterior and two interior)
  • Six fireplaces (five interior and one exterior)
  • A two-level circular stone library
  • Interior marble archways and columns
  • Modern and efficient geo-thermal heating and cooling and a backup power generator
  • A five-car garage
  • A helipad
  • All furnishings (exclusive of personal items such as art, fossils and other collections)

The main residence also contains approximately 3,500 square feet of covered verandas with furniture, thereby bringing the total living indoor and outdoor space to more than 25,500 square feet.

Creekside Guest House

Lovely two-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house in a natural setting. The Creekside Guest House offers ultimate privacy and comes equipped with a separate garage, and all furnishings. A full-service kitchen makes it easy to prepare meals sourced from fishing the nearby trout stream.

Summer Cabin at Sky Mesa

Picturesque three-bedroom, two-bathroom summer cabin with stunning mountain and canyon views. Sky Mesa Cabin is outfitted with its own helipad, all furnishings and a separate garage.


West Creek includes a tract of 4,040 acres on the Sky Mesa parcel constituting the Cottonwood Canyon nature habitat and wilderness area that has been placed for protection in a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy. Although this conservation area can be enjoyed for scenic hikes, camping, fishing, and elk hunting, no new roads or structures can be added to this treasured wildlife habitat area.

In addition, 78 acres of land containing the ruins of the historic Driggs Mansion on the Gill Meadows parcel have been placed in a conservation easement within the Mesa Land Trust for long term protection.

Scenic and Geologic Attributes

The scenic attributes of West Creek include one of the most majestic and awe-inspiring viewscapes in North America, containing breathtaking views of soaring red rock canyons, the stunning Palisade landform, the snow-capped La Sal Mountains, the winding green riparian areas of the Dolores River and West Creek, unique geologic features of ancient Unaweep Canyon with its vast exposure of Precambrian rock, the undisturbed natural wilderness habitat of Cottonwood Canyon, and wondrous mesa-top overlooks of Sinbad Valley and the Dolores River Canyon.

Dinosaur fossils and Native American rock art, scattered throughout the land as well as on surrounding public land, complete this offering of a unique and spectacular swath of the American West.

Water Rights

West Creek holds significant water rights in western Mesa County, Colorado and eastern Grand County, Utah, that are supplied from the Dolores River and various tributary streams including West Creek, Gill Creek, John Brown Creek, Blue Creek, Calamity Creek, and North and South Loba Creeks.

West Creek also offers two irrigation ponds, pump house, and modern sprinkler irrigation system.

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