Bonito Valley 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.
Access: Maintained country road.
Elevation: 6,000’ above sea level
Weather: 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 land is blessed with an average of 327 days of sunshine a year. The average high temperature in the coldest month of January is 50 degrees under clear sunny skies. Summer temperatures are mild with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80s. The summer lows average in the 70’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 ranch’s lush native range grasses vivid green.
Terrain/Landscape: Level with gentle contour changes. Areas of mixed evergreens and meadows. An elevated ridgeline in the northern portion drops off into broad grassy valley below. A second pronounced ridge meanders across the southern portion of the land.
Views: Long range views to the north overlook a broad grassy valley and the red hued cliffs that rise up above the valley floor. Views to the south take in snowcapped mountains and mesas.
Water Report: The Arizona Department of Water Resources report confirms the availability of domestic quality water from the Coconino Aquifer below the property. Water depths are estimated to range from 200’ to 440’. The actual depth to water can only be determined by drilling and that depth may vary from the reported estimates. Drilling permits are not required for private wells producing 35 gallons per minute or less.
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: Either atop the ridgeline that crosses the southern portion which will provide snowcapped mountain views or at the crest of the ridge the crosses through the northern portion and overlooks the adjoining 640 acres of BLM land and the expansive valley below.
Special features: The property includes ownership of a ridgeline that drops of into an expansive valley below. Approx. seven acres of the land lie in the valley floor. The property adjoins 640 acres of uninhabited Federal BLM land.
Wildlife: Free roaming herds of elk, pronghorn antelope and mule deer inhabit this area.
Dimensions: Rectangular in shape measuring approx. 795’ X 2,178’
Road frontage: 698’ of maintained ranch road frontage
Solar exposure: Full
Price/financing: No qualifying seller provided financing is available. $55,000, $11,000 down payment, Balance financed at 7% interest for 12 years. Monthly payment $453 plus account service fee.
POA: Road maintenance dues $225 annually
Taxes: 2021 taxes: $89