Skyline Ranch

Show Low, Arizona

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smr_home_1aIn the cool highlands of northeastern Arizona, set amid a lush wilderness ecosystem of evergreen woodlands, nutrient rich native grasses and rich sandy loam garden soils are the 36 acre homesteads of Sierra Mountain Ranch. At an average elevation of 6,200 feet above sea level, these spacious properties enjoy pure mountain air and cool refreshing temperatures amid incomparable seclusion and privacy. Sierra Mountain Ranch is a sprawling 11,000 acre wilderness sanctuary in the White Mountain area of eastern Arizona. The White Mountains are an impressive mountain wilderness range in this scenic region of Arizona. The area has been the vacation/weekend retreat choice of Arizonans for decades. Its cool summers, mild winters, stunning natural scenery and clear air are a refreshing departure from the smog and congestion of the city. The area’s huge forest expanses (mostly protected Federal lands) abound with fish and game. Charming country towns, numerous lakes, hiking trails and historic sites round out the attractions. The ranch’s woodlands are sanctuary to free roaming herds of stately elk, antelope and mule deer that peacefully graze its grassy meadows. Undisturbed, they can be seen grazing in the ranch’s lush grasslands throughout the seasons. Wildlife conservation corridors have been established within the ranch to allow their continued access and to preserve their presence in it.. Ranch parcels offer a range of contours and landscapes. Here you can chose from dense stands of evergreens throughout, blends of trees and meadows, high set wooded ridge lines, or all rich pastureland. Many border beautiful State Trust lands. These sprawling 640 acre natural landscapes provide a quiet scenic backdrop to adjoining Sierra Mountain Ranch owners. Zoned for recreational, residential and agricultural use, owners have the freedom to use their land in a wide variety of ways. Camping, RV’s, 5th wheels and cabin construction are at the pleasure of the property owner. There are no requirements to build and no time requirements to finish construction. Horse and livestock privileges are included. Maintained roads constructed upon recorded perimeter easements provide title insured access to each property.


Only 17% of the land in ARIZONA is private!

Ownership of private land in Arizona is limited to only 17% of the State.

smr_home_2aTrue Sustainable Living.

With over 300 days of warm sunshine a year, owners can live a truly sustainable, self sufficient outdoor life. Domestic and irrigation water is via private wells. Ranch owners have drilling rights into the massive Coconino Aquifer below, the largest freshwater basin in northern Arizona. Depths to water are economical and drilling rights are included with ownership.

Buy with confidence.

First United Realty is Arizona’s largest, legacy land company with over 10,000 satisfied property buyers in its family of land owners. For over 40 years First United and its predecessor, First United Service Corporation, have acquired only the finest quality recreational and residential properties in Arizona, and made them available to anyone seeking a quiet retreat of their own, far from the hassle of the city, where people can truly experience the beauty of nature.

Your investment in this northern Arizona land at Sierra Mountain Ranch can not only fulfill today’s dream to possess your own high country ranch, it can also secure a legacy of land ownership for your family for generations to come. For additional information and to request a brochure, please call 800.966.6690.




Lush, scenic, fertile land at very affordable prices


36 acres from only $795/acre $249 per month


  • Guaranteed Seller Financing
  • Free Well Access
  • Maintained Roads
  • Build, Camp, RV

Spreading out across a heavily forested expanse of prime northern Arizona high country land, these spacious 7 to 16 acre estates are for the first time being released for private deeding. No other forested land in the sought after White Mountains of northeastern Arizona can be purchased with their location, features, freedom of use, and affordable seller financing.

The properties are situated 15 miles east of Show Low and have direct access of off paved highway 60. Show Low is the commercial hub of the White Mountains offering a broad selection of shopping, automotive, medical, construction and service related businesses.

You can visit the Show Low chamber of commerce website at The properties are one mile from the border of Arizona’s most sought after recreational land, the Sitgreaves National Forest. The forest teems with over 36 alpine lakes, hundreds of miles of free flowing trout streams and the State’s best big game hunting. The State’s best ski runs are only a short drive away at the Sunrise Ski Resort where eight lifts provide access to three mountains of alpine runs. The weather in this portion of the White Mountains is ideal. At 6,900 feet the air at this elevation is crisp and pure, the clear nighttime sky arrayed with the majestic beauty of the Milky Way. Summertime temperatures are in the very comfortable 70’s & 80s. Winters are brisk but never severe. A white Christmas from the area’s several light snowfalls is common.

A thick mantle of mature pinon pine and rocky mountain juniper covers each parcel, providing both privacy and seclusion for each lot’s selection of building sites. Several lots have open view corridors into the national forest mountains to the south, yet all two story cabins and homes will have uninterrupted views across the forest’s expanse from their picture windows and upper decks.

Domestic water is available to three of the tracts. Tracts 1, 4, & 5 each have domestic water lines along a portion of the boundaries. (see surveyors map for the water line location). Tracts 2 & 3 are approximately 200+ feet from the pressurized lines. A will serve letter has been issued by the local water company for all lots in Skyline Ranch, although lots 2 & 3 will require the extension of the water lines at the new owner’s cost. This is a relatively inexpensive trenching expense, when compared to the expense of having to drill a private well currently costing $15,000 or more. Power service also runs along the boundaries of tracts 1, 4, & 5. Tracts 2 & 3 are but a short inexpensive extension away. Contact your First United Realty agent for current extension fees. All interior roads are completed and are surfaced with crushed cinder. Septic tanks are approved by the county to handle wastewater and are easily and inexpensively installed in this region of northern Arizona.

There are no CC&R’s and there is no homeowner association.. All building and septic tank permits are issued through Apache County. Owners may build the architectural style of their choice. RV use is permitted. Each lot can be repartitioned into small lots for either investment or estate planning purposes. Ask your First United Realty agent for the details.

These properties are being released for the first time starting at $43,000. No qualifying seller financing is available with 10% down and monthly payments starting at $369. There is no prepayment penalty on the financing and the loan is fully assumable. Title insurance, recording and account servicing is provided by First American Title. The seller will pay all escrow fees. All corners have been clearly monumented by licensed surveyors. All properties in this offering are subject to prior sale without notice. Contact First United Realty for current lot availability.

Call First United Realty 800.966.6690 for more information or to schedule a tour of the land.

Skyline Ranch
Apache County, Arizona


Parcel prices vary according to actual size, location & specific features. 
Parcel sizes range from 7.47 acres to 16.45 acres. 
Power service available to all parcels. 
Prices start at $43,000 total price. Terms are 10% down, 
balance at 8% interest for 15 years. This yields monthly payments 
from as low as $369. Price discounts are available with larger down payments. 
Financing is guaranteed. There are no credit checks, 
no qualifying requirements, no early payoff penalties and 
all loans are fully assumable. 
All properties are title insured by First American Title Insurance Company, one of the
nation’s largest, and all payments are made directly to them to assure proper accounting 
of the purchaser’s funds. 
All property corners are staked and clearly marked by licensed surveyors. 
Prices and lot availability subject to change without notice.

Lot 1 13.38 acres $65,900 (SOLD)
Lot 2 14.12 acres $65,500
Lot 3 7.47 acres $43,500 (SOLD)
Lot 4 11.06 acres $62,600 
Lot 5 16.45 acres $75,000(SOLD)
10% down 8% 15 years 
20% down 3% discount 7.50% 15 years
 30% down 5% discount 7% 15 years 
Cash 7% discount

The Timeless Legacy of Land Ownership

Things to Do Near Skyline Ranch

When visiting or living in Show Low you can choose to enjoy activities such as boating, kayaking, fly & bait fishing, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife and bird watching or just relax sitting on the shore of our lakes & streams or sitting in a chair on the porch. Visitors and residents enjoy a slower pace of life in the Show Low area & it’s a place to reflect and rejuvenate. We also have a winter season i which to enjoy the snow sports and experience the quiet after a snowfall. There are many activity choices as you can see below. Special tanks to the Alpine Area Chamber of Commerce for providing much of the information below.

atv-ridingATV Riding

Information on 2010 summer road construction/repair affecting the Saffel Canyon OHV trail south of Eagar, please check website. See where to ride.

skiingCross-Country Skiing

Information on 2010 summer road construction/repair affecting the Saffel Canyon OHV trail south of Eagar, please check website. See where to ride.

huntingBig & Small Game Hunting

In Arizona we have a diversity of wildlife species. Big Game includes Bear, Bighorn Sheep, Deer, Elk, Mountain Lion, Pronghorn Antelope, & Turkey. Small Game includes Cottontail Rabbit, Tree Squirrel, Migrating Game Birds, & Quail. Predatory Fur-bearing Mammals include Coyote, Skunk, Fox, Bobcat, & Raccoon.


Our hills and elevation of 8,050 make cycling a challenge. Many cycling groups pass through our scenic and hilly country each year. Our roads are well maintained which enhances safety.

 bird-watchingBird Watching

The Alpine area has a varied landscape – mountain meadows, streams, lakes, & forest, therefore our bird species, both resident and migrant, are very diverse.

downhill-skiingDownhill Skiing

Hit the slopes at Sunrise Ski Resort, it’s only about a 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Alpine.

fly-fishingFly & Bait Fishing

In the Alpine area there are 5 trout fishing lakes, Big Lake, Luna Lake, Nelson Reservoir, Hulsey Lake (this lake was drained due to the 2011 Wallow Fire and there are plans to restore and improve fishing here) and Crescent Lake. There are also various fishing streams East Fork of the Black River (along FR 276), Little Colorado River, Greer, Sheep’s Crossing, Silver Creek, West Fork of the Black River Campground.


We have a high elevation golf course in Alpine set amidst the beauty of the National Forest. The Alpine Golf & Country Club offers both 9 and 18 holes.

mountain-bikingMountain Biking

Phone the Alpine Ranger District Office (Mon-Fri) (928) 339-5000 & ask about conditions and recommendations. Other Forest Roads are FR 403 (off of US Hwy 191 -South of Alpine & FR 56 towards Hulsey Lake.


Get acquainted with our beautiful wilderness and join the Summer Hiking Group led by John Peck. Meet up on Mondays (June-August) at 8:00am at the Alpine Community Center parking lot. Moderate level hiking.

scenic-drivesScenic Drives

Everyone’s favorite drive is along the Coronado Trail Scenic Byway – US Highway 191. Driving south from Alpine you gain in elevation until you reach Hannagan Meadow Lodge at 9100 feet.

horsebackHorseback Riding

Many popular trails allow horseback riding such as Escudilla National Recreation Trail & the East Baldy Trail.


Come and explore our unique shops for everything from a souvenir, warm Alpaca sweaters & socks, gifts, to a cast iron dutch oven for your camping or hunting adventure.

wildlifeWildlife Viewing

This activity is the favorite of all Alpine visitors and residents. Our forests, lakes, streams, and mountain meadows host a variety of wildlife.


Williams Valley Winter Sports Area is located six miles northwest of Alpine at an altitude of 8,700 feet.


Have you ridden the Coronado Trail lately? The 120 miles of US 191 between Clifton and Springerville rank in the top 10 scenic byways in the country; the 90 miles south of Alpine are probably in the top 3 for motorcyclists.

This is just a sampling of the numerous nearby outdoor recreational opportunities available to property owners at Alpine Forest Estates.

For more information, please click here for the Alpine chamber of commerce website.

A-1 Lake 24 acres. Elevation 8,900 ft. Twenty-two miles east of Pinetop off SR 260. This scenic lake is great for Rainbow and Brook trout.
Open mid-May to mid-September.

Becker Lake 85 acres. Elevation 6,900 ft. Two miles northwest of Springerville, off US 60. The lake is known for large Rainbow and Brown trout. Open from the first Friday in April to November 30th.

Big Lake 400 acres. Elevation 9,000 ft. Nineteen miles southwest of Eager using SR 260 and SR 273 either approaching from the east near Eagar or the west near Sunrise Resort. It is stocked each spring and fall with more than 30,000 trout. Rainbow is the best yield with good catches of Brook and Cutthroat trout. Open May to November with snowmobile access in winter.

Bunch Reservoirs 44 acres. Elevation 8,200 ft. One mile north of Greer. Rainbow and Brown trout are the main catches. Early spring fishing is best, after the ice and snow thaws.

Concho Lake 60 acres. Elevation 6,300 ft. Ten miles west of St. Johns off SR 61. Use your favorite bait or lure for the Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brook trout here. Other fish species include Largemouth Bass and Sunfish.

Crescent Lake 130 acres. Elevation 8,900 ft. Forty-one miles southeast of Pinetop using SR 260 and SR 273. Known for its Brook and Rainbow trout.

Hawley Lake 300 acres. Elevation 8,200 ft. Take SR 260 east on SR 473. One of the highest lakes in the state, Hawley is located on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation and a daily fishing permit is required. Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown and Brook trout are all found here.

Horseshoe Cienega Lake 121 acres. Elevation 8,100 ft. Eighteen miles east of Pinetop off SR 260. The lake is visible from the highway. One of the most popular reservation fishing lakes it has given up the state record for Brown trout at 16 lbs.7oz. Stocked with large Rainbow-Apache hybrids, Rainbow, Browns, and Apache trout. Year round fishing. Open May to September.

Lee Valley Lake 45 acres.Elevation 9,400 ft. One-half mile west of SR 273, about halfway between Sunrise and Big Lake. The main attraction here is Arctic Grayling and Apache trout. Special regulations apply.

Luna Lake 120 acres. Elevation 7,900 ft. Three miles southeast of Alpine, off US 180. Rainbow, Cut-throat, and Brook trout fill up the nets here. Popular ice fishing. Year round Season.

Lyman Reservoir 1400 acres. Elevation 6,000 ft. Seventeen miles north of Springerville, off US 191. Anglers may come up with almost anything on their line at this large lake: Rainbow, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Bluegill and Sunfish, to name a few. Lyman Lake State Park is a real “family” place, lots of facilities for everyone!

Nelson Reservoir 100 acres. Elevation 7,400 ft. Five miles south of Nutrioso, off US 191. Easy access from the highway. Home to Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook and Brown trout. Fishing access for people with disabilities. Open spring, summer and fall.

Rainbow Lake 80 acres. Elevation 6,800 ft. One block south of SR 260, using either Rainbow Lake Road or Lake View Road. Shore fishing off the north or west ends, popular for Rainbow and Brown trout, Largemouth Bass, Sunfish, Catfish and Bluegill. During the winter, Bald Eagles are common around the lake.

Reservation Lake 280 acres. Elevation 9,000 ft. Nineteen miles south of SR 260 using SR 273 and FS 116. Rainbow, Brook, and Brown trout abound in this beautiful mountain lake. Open April to November.

River Reservoir 120 acres. Elevation 8,200 ft. One mile north of Greer, off FS 245. One of the three Greer lakes, has a lot of big Browns, also Rainbow trout.

Sunrise Lake 900 acres. Elevation 9,100 ft. Thirty miles east of Pinetop using SR 260 and SR 273. One of the largest and best trout lakes in the area with fish growing into the 15-20 inch range. Also boasts large Graylings.

Tonto Lake 82 acres. Elevation 7,800 ft. Thirty-three miles south-east of Fort Apache using Y70 and Y40 or access from Pacheta Lake using Y40. Fast-growing Rainbow and Apache trout. Check White Mountain Apache Game and Fish for special regulations.

Also in the vicinity are: Ackre Lake, Bills Lakes at Cedar Valley, Bog Tank, Bootleg, Chevelon Canyon, Christmas Tree, Cooley, Cyclone, Drift Fence, Earl Park, Fool Hollow, Fred’s Lakes, George’s Basin, The Greer Lakes (Bunch, River and Tunnel), Hulsey, Hurricane, Little Mormon Lakes, McNary Millponds, Meadow, Mexican Hay Lakes, Nash Tank, Pacheta Lake, Scott’s Reservoir, Show Low, Sierra Blanca Lakes, Shush Be Tou (The name is Apache for “Big Bear Lake.”), Shush Be Zahze (“Little Bear Lake.”), Tunnel Reservoir, Whipple, Willow Springs, Woodland and Woods Canyon Lakes.

Skiing Sunrise, Arizona’s premier skiing resort and a regional standout. 3 mountains, 7 lifts, over 60 trails. Lodge, restaurant, bar, rentals, repairs, instruction, more. This complex has it all, gets better every year and features the first, last and best snow in the state.

Wildlife The White Mountains region is a hunters; photographers’ and birdwatchers’ paradise! We won’t even attempt to list songbirds, shorebirds and waterfowl – over 150 species are regular visitors.

Big Game Elk, Deer, Antelope, Turkey, Bear, Mountain Lion and Javelina.

Small Game Squirrel, Rabbit, Dove and Quail.

Predators and Furbearers Bobcat, Coyote, Fox, Badger, Raccoon, Ringtail Cat and Beaver.

Rare and Endangered Southern Bald Eagle, American Peregrine Falcon and Owl.

Game Fish Trout, Pike, Bass, Catfish, Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill and Walleye.

Note First United Realty does not warrant the accuracy of this information.

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