FAQS

The Preserve is a development with 88 large, exclusive home sites carefully placed on 1,700-plus acres of south- and west-facing mountain land at elevations from 6,400 to 7,900 feet looking toward Park City, the Uinta Mountains and Wasatch Front areas.
The Preserve is located in Park City, Utah, 25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Mountains. The drive from The Preserve to Salt Lake City International Airport is just 30 minutes through one traffic light. It is approximately five minutes north of Kimball Junction shopping and services, and 15 minutes from historic Park City and the ski resorts of Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, and Canyons.
From 80 East/Salt Lake City – Take the Park City exit at Kimball Junction, turn left (north) over I-80 and then right (east) on Bitner Road. At the Bitner Historic Ranch roundabout continue north for three miles to the Red Fox Road gate or another 1.5 miles to the Deer Hill Road gate. From Park City – S.R. 224 to Kimball Junction. Pass over I-80 and then right (east) along Bitner Road. At the Bitner Historic Ranch roundabout continue north for three miles to the Red Fox Road gate or another 1.5 miles to the Deer Hill Road gate.
Yes, most of the home sites have expansive southeastern through southwestern panoramic views of Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, and Canyons to the south, or towards the Uinta Mountains to the east. Some home sites also overlook the adjacent Glenwild Golf Club & Spa. Preserve Drive has two spectacular view sheds looking either east toward the Uinta Mountains or west toward the nearby Utah Olympic Park and the Park City, Deer Valley and Canyons resorts. Home sites on the northern most boundary of The Preserve look west toward the Wasatch Mountains.
Being in the mountains, the air is comfortably dry and warm in the summer months. Annual rainfall is moderate, and the winters bring an average of 350 inches of snowfall to provide for world-famous Utah powder skiing. Clear blue sky and clean air are also signatures of Park City’s ideal, four season climate.
Preserve home sites, averaging 10 acres, are larger than typical residential communities in Park City. Building envelopes are restricted to a prescribed 30,000-square-foot construction area in which the owner can build a residence and a separate guesthouse on many sites. Each home site has been carefully selected to maximize its view and privacy. With no fences or disturbance outside the lot building envelope allowed, a very obvious sense of open space is created. The combination of large lots surrounded by open space makes The Preserve quite different from its neighbors.
Many of the home sites within The Preserve are at least 10 acres. The largest is 65 acres, and several are more than 20 acres. Many home sites in both the lower and upper elevations overlook large meadows with several along ridges with deep draws bordering the view shed. Unique to the upper elevations are home sites oriented toward the Pinebrook and Jeremy Ranch communities or the 450-plus acre open space wilderness. With spectacular views, these lots enjoy a special connection to western sunsets and varied wildlife.
Each home site building envelope within The Preserve has been carefully placed to provide owners an optimal amount of privacy and open space. Preserving proper distance and views for each owner rather than achieving maximum density was the developer’s paramount priority.
Several home sites in the lower and upper phases have equestrian designations where the terrain can support a barn and pasture. There are limits on the number of horses and barn sizes. The Preserve provides private trail connections from home sites to the Snyderville Basin Recreation District’s extensive public trail system.
Yes. The Preserve has constructed more than 11 miles of trails for horseback riders, hikers and mountain bikers. All are interconnected with other community trails, and two miles are private and internal to The Preserve. The Flying Dog Trail, famous for its exhilarating encounters with migrating moose and elk, leads over the mountain into The Preserve’s 450 acres of Designated Open Space in the Morgan County wilderness. With an overarching commitment to open space, public trails are the natural path to the broadest appreciation of nature.
The Preserve home sites have been designed for homes up to 10,000 square feet. Certain home sites with sensitive view shed or ridgeline placement are limited to 8,000 square feet. Throughout The Preserve there is also a minimum home size of 4,000 square feet. Where allowed, guesthouses may be a maximum of 2,500 square feet and barns up to a 2,500-square-foot footprint.
Yes. To protect and blend in with the surrounding nature and view sheds, all structures, improvements and landscaping are subject to strictly enforced architectural guidelines as outlined in The Preserve Design Guidelines. Environmentally friendly design and construction are encouraged. The several existing homes attest to the quality of the guidelines.
Yes. In close cooperation with Summit County, the building envelopes and fencing limitations ensure that over 90 percent of the space surrounding homes inside The Preserve remains open and natural. This serves to protect both the migration of the large deer, moose and elk populations as well as the spacious, scenic grandeur of the land.
In order to control vehicular traffic there is an electronic gate and gatehouse at each entrance. The gatehouses are designed for daytime staffing as necessary and are currently not intended to house overnight staff.
In keeping with The Preserve’s commitment to open space and unfettered game ways, lot perimeter fencing is not allowed. Individual house areas and pastures may be fenced and gated. Common fence guidelines further enhance The Preserve’s character.
The Preserve is served by the Mountain Regional Water Special Service District. Underground gas, electric and telephone connections are available to every home site. Each site is to have its own septic system.
Buyers at The Preserve may purchase golf or social club memberships directly from Glenwild Golf Club & Spa under its terms and conditions at the time. There are numerous additional public and private golf courses nearby.
With a rapidly growing, year-round, diverse population of over 8,000, Park City offers first-rate schools and a variety of religious institutions. In addition to its world-class skiing and the Sundance Film Festival in the winter, there are many cultural and recreational activities throughout the year. Art festivals and outdoor concerts, as well as many golf courses, extensive biking and hiking trails, and five lakes within 30 minutes of The Preserve attract people from all over the world. There is also an abundance of first-class restaurants, luxury hotels and excellent shopping.
Whether Preserve owners intend to build and reside here or purchased a home site as a secure and appreciating investment, all have been drawn by our commitment to maintaining natural surroundings complemented by challenging trails and open space. Owners appreciate that no home is to be overpowering or visually out of sync with its neighbors. People come to The Preserve for its open space coupled with intelligent, carefully enforced design guidelines while enjoying the close proximity to Park City’s diverse amenities. Residents have the benefit of being nestled high above the crowds in some of the West’s most beautifully wild fields. The Preserve complements its neighbors and stands among them as a proud and responsible member of Park City and Summit County’s premier developments.