"This 226 acre oasis in the middle of the red rock is known as the Durfey Ranch. This remarkable homestead boasts 660 apple trees, 50 apricot, 25 almond with pastures for grazing cattle and cultivating crops. The water is of utmost value being primary share from pleasant creek from April to November. 30 x40' shop w/ power 220 concrete floor and mandoor. Wildlife is a plenty with huge buck, mountain lion, coyotes, and turkeys. Enjoy starry nights and hundred of miles of ATV, horse and hiking trails. Central location and close to the Burr trail, Boulder, Capital Reef, Lake Powell, Torrey, Escalante, Bryce, and the Henry Mountains. Buyer to verify all information. See also MLS# 1589576 Notom has been called an oasis in the desert. In a harsh, rather bleak landscape, that is an accurate description and it is because there is water. Water is more valuable than gold. Notom has the primary water right of 6.3 cfs. on Pleasant Creek from April 1 to November 1. Pleasant Creek is one of only two stream flows in Utah and has it's head waters on the Boulder Mountain. The water travels a number of miles before it reaches Notom and flows into the head of the ditch. This ditch was constructed over a 100 years ago by George Durfey with horses and scrapers and with the use of a homemade level. There have been improvements, in the form of sluish gates and pipelines but the original ditch remains. As you look out at fields of alfalfa, green pastures where cows and horses graze, and apricot, almond, and apple trees laden with fruit, you realize that water is truly the lifeblood of this arid land. "