Your central Wasatch playground is at risk.
This effort has until June 15th* to close the funding gap. Join us now – don’t let this opportunity pass.
Bonanza Flats: Funding To Date
To date, from private and public funding, we have raised $10,096,410! We have $2,903,590 left to raise. Help us close the gap and donate today!
This donation is eligible as a tax exempt donation. Upon the successful purchase of this property we will send you an official IRS tax-deductible acknowledgement/receipt of your donation; if we are not successful we will return your donation.
land for sale
A high-end private developer was pursuing the acquisition of Bonanza Flats from a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, but the landowner has agreed to a contract offer of $38 million from Park City.
On November 8, 2016, Park City residents overwhelmingly voted to tax themselves up to $25 million in hopes that Bonanza Flats could be purchased and preserved as open space.
bridge the gap
The $13 million gap between the purchase price and the bond amount is significant. Support from other government agencies and the public will be needed to acquire this scenic, wildlife and recreational mecca.
You can help
As of today, over nine non-profits are poised to join a campaign to save this land. All donations through this site will go directly to the protection of Bonanza Flats. If we are unsuccessful, you will receive your donation back
Bonanza Flats: 1,350 acres of largely flat land with alpine meadows and lakes. Popular Lackawaxen and Bloods lakes are within the boundaries of the proposed acquisition, as is the face of the 10,420 Peak. Though the land is privately held, it is an area that Wasatch Front and Wasatch Back residents have used for recreation for years. This land is the gateway to numerous trails including the Wasatch Crest Trail, to which there has been no shortage of threats in the past. With plans of golf courses and ski lifts plaguing the refuge and homes of moose, elk, black bear and birds of prey, today, we have the opportunity to prevent this from ever happening.
Access & trailhead parking for the Wasatch Crest Trail;
Improved trails and trail access to alpine lakes;
Undeveloped fall views and scenic drives over Guardsman Pass;
An encounter with a moose in its natural habitat;
Fresh backcountry ski tracks off 10,420 peak; and
The opportunity to forever protect 1,350 acres of land along Guardsman Pass from development?
Bonanza Flats: Values
Bonanza Flats: Coalition Effort
Local recreational, environmental and conservation non-profits have formed a coalition for this fundraising campaign. Utah Open Lands, Save Our Canyons, Mountain Trails Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Summit Land Conservancy, Sierra Club, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance, Friends of Alta and Winter Wildlands Alliance are ready to help save this space.
From backcountry skiing to summer hikes to scenic fall drives, Bonanza Flats is an area of undeveloped and backcountry grandeur nestled in the upper elevations of the Wasatch Mountains. Located along Guardsman Pass Road, Bonanza Flats is a landscape familiar to many, but has always been in private hands. This recreational paradise known for its wildlife, scenic and ecological values, seemed destined for development until Park City’s option agreement was placed in front of the landowner.
Preserve Bonanza Flats. Back Park City's intention to acquire this open space jewel.
*On March 15th, Park City decided to pay the second option agreement to secure the purchase of Bonanza Flats dependent on levels of public support and interest. The closing date is June 15th.