Sierra Mountain Ranch
New on Market
Location: 20 Miles northeast of St. Johns, Arizona, Apache County, Arizona
Zoning: Agricultural General (AG). Residential, recreational and agricultural uses are all permitted. RV use and camping are at the owner’s pleasure. No industrial or commercial uses are allowed on this property. Property can be divided for investment or estate planning purposes.
Access: Maintained country road.
Elevation: 6,400’ above sea level
Weather: The land is blessed with an average of 327 days of sunshine a year. Outdoor work is rarely curtailed due to the weather. The winters here are mild, typically producing less than 18 of snow most of which falls at a rate of two to three inches per storm and melts into the soil within a day or two. The average high temperature in the coldest month of January is 50 degrees under clear sunny skies. Winter lows are typically in the 20’s. Summer temperatures are comfortable with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80’s. Summer temperatures see additional cooling with the arrival of the seasonal monsoon rains. Typically arriving in mid-July, these refreshing afternoon rains bring forth a profusion of colorful wildflowers and turn the property’s lush native range grasses vivid green.
Terrain/Landscape: Primarily level with portions gently falling off into rain fed arroyos. Heavily treed with mature pinon pines and Rocky Mountain junipers. Several small clearings of open meadowland within the woodlands provide secluded building/RV sites with full southern & western solar exposure.
Views: Long range views in all directions. The most striking are to the south into the snowcapped Escudilla Mountain and the White Mountains. Views to the west take in a broad wooded valley below.
Water Report: The Arizona Department of Water Resources report for this area confirms the availability of domestic quality water from two aquifers below the property. Current wells tapping the shallowest of the two aquifers are producing domestic quality water at depths ranging from 280’ to approx. 500’ The actual depth to water can only be determined by drilling on a specific property. Drilling permits are not required for private wells producing 35 gallons per minute or less.
Convenience Well: A free access convenience well is also available 24/7 for water hauling.
Soil: Sandy Loam. Area gardens and orchards produce abundant yields of corn, tomatoes, carrots, beans squash, peppers lettuce, apples, peaches, pears and cherries.
Area vegetable and fruit tree favorites: tomato, corn, peppers, carrots, potatoes, lettuce, squash, beans, apples, peaches, pear, and apricot.
Best Home/RV location: In the center of the property. This is a heavily treed property affording multiple locations to build, all with scenic views. Windows and decks of homes built here will have expansive views of the surrounding wilderness in all directions from ground level.
Survey: All four corners have been monumented by licensed surveyors. The map is recorded at the County Recorder’s office.
Wildlife: Free roaming herds of elk, pronghorn antelope and mule deer inhabit this area.
Dimensions: Square in shape measuring approx. 1,311’ X 1,212’
Road frontage: 1,309’ of maintained road access along the northern border.
Power Service: Off grid
Propane: Available for onsite delivery from local supplier.
Cell service: A nearby tower provides excellent reception depending service provider.
Solar exposure: : Full southern exposure for solar arrays.
Price/financing: $48,000 No qualifying seller financing is available with $9,600 down. Monthly payments are $395 @7%, 12 year term with no prepayment penalty.
Title Insurance: The property is title insured.
Taxes: Approximately $250 annually.