161 Acre Wilderness Ranch
Bordered By Federal Lands
Scenic 161.28 acre ranch secluded deep within a wilderness valley surrounded by towering mesas, verdant green meadows and evergreen wooded rock ridges. Located in east-central Arizona atop the Colorado Plateau at a cool-clear 6,500' elevation, this ranch is an extraordinary blending of terrains and landscapes. The land transitions from its high point at 6,561' down across a series of wooded terraces into approximately 50 acres of mixed woodlands and grassy pastures. This portion of the property is level and ideal for organic gardens, fruit tree orchards and the grazing of livestock. This area of the acreage is blanketed with a lush selection of native grasses and colorful mountain wildflowers growing in a fertile sandy loam soil. Area growers yield abundant harvests of tomatoes, corn, peppers, potatoes, squash, beets, onions, lettuce, kale and many other vegetable varieties throughout the spring, summer and fall months. Apples, peaches, pears and cherries are other area fruit tree favorites. From the north end of the open meadowland the land once again begins to gently drop in elevation as it takes in approximately 65 acres of heavily wooded rock ridges and stunning rock formations. This acreage is a hiker's delight, where ancient Anasazi pottery shards and arrowheads that have lain undisturbed for over 1,200 years can easily be found. The far northern portion of the ranch contains additional meadowland woven in between stands of rocky mountain juniper and pinon pines. The prime building site is located in the far southern end of the ranch atop the highest point in the valley. At 6,561', this ridge top cabin site commands 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The hilltop's privacy is enhanced by the adjoining BLM (Federal) lands that border it on both its western and southern boundaries. A well built driveway to the ridge top building site has been constructed. This ranch is bordered on three sides by BLM lands. With BLM lands to the north, west and south as well as thousands of acres of New Mexico wilderness lands to the east, this is a truly remote getaway free of people, urban noise and ambient light. The weather at this elevation is comfortable year-round with summer highs in the 80's and winter highs in the 50's. Less than 18 inches of snow falls all winter, supplemented by approx. 11 inches of rainfall, most of which falls in the summer months of July and August. The property overlies the largest fresh water aquifer in the state. The new owners can tap the aquifer at affordable depths and provide their own private water supply free from outside interference. Free roaming herds of elk, antelope of deer inhabit the valley year-round. with no qualifying seller provided financing. Call John (Owner/Agent) at or email him at for additional photos, area water reports, annual weather chart, and nearby town information.