A Very Rare and Spectacularly Forested Property!

Happy Jack Ranch, high atop the Mogollon Rim at a refreshing  6,900’ elevation,  is comprised of ten 40 acre estates with direct access into the adjoining Coconino National Forest. The ten acre tracts available there were apportioned from one of them and are now open for private deeding.  Happy Jack Ranch is bordered on three sides by 1,856,000 acres of National Forest lands. Access to Happy Jack Ranch is by an exceptional private gated road network surfaced with compacted aggregate stone base providing outstanding access during inclement weather. Owners may build when they choose or not at all and their RV’s are welcome for weekend visits or long vacations.

Cool & Clear Elevation

Happy Jack Ranch is situated in the heart of the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the world high atop the Mogollon Rim at a cool-clear 6,900’ elevation. The drive from metropolitan Phoenix takes about two hours via either State Route 87 through Payson or I-17 to the General Cook Trail state route 260.

Modeled after the Stewardship Forest program, Happy Jack Ranch has proudly worked with the Arizona Department of Forestry and the Arizona Natural Resources Conservation Service to implement a plan to establish a healthy forest environment within the ranch. The cornerstone of the plan has been selective tree thinning which has created a sustainable forest ecosystem where sunlight nourishes emerging tree varieties and forest grasslands. The program has improved wildlife habitat, helped to eliminate invasive plant species, and helped to suppress wildfires throughout the ranch.


Forested Mogollon Rim top land is highly sought after for the coolest most comfortable summer weather found in northern Arizona. When the desert heat in Tucson and Phoenix sets in and summer highs remain well into the 100s daily for months on end, owners of a Happy Jack Ranch parcel can relax in daytime highs that rarely exceed the low 80’s.

The cool summer temperatures encourage outdoor activities including, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Wintertime brings downhill skiing at the Snowbowl, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. Although secluded deep within the forest, a charming country store with gasoline service, café and post office is only five minutes away at Clint’s Well. Owners can also enjoy excellent dining and light sundry shopping at the nearby Happy Jack Lodge.

Happy Jack Topographical Map


Financing is guaranteed. No escrow fees, no credit checks, no qualifying requirements and no prepayment penalties. All loans are fully assumable.
All property is title insured by Pioneer Title Insurance Company, and all payments are made directly to them to assure the proper accounting of the purchaser’s funds.
Happy Jack Ranch ownership includes private gated access, quality maintained roads, RV use and horse privileges. Intelligent community covenants assure tasteful development and protection of values throughout the community.
No mobile homes or manufactured housing.

Prices, terms and availability subject to change without notice.

A Four Season Wonderland at Happy Jack Ranch

Mogollon Rim Country…a majestic 200 mile escarpment of mixed pine woodlands sparkling with freshwater lakes and streams. Elk, deer and other wild species make their home in the sprawling Federal National Forests that command this spectacular and varied land. Bordering the National Forest, Tamarron Pines is a premium cabinsite community set amid this beautiful wilderness retreat offering spacious cabinsites spreading under towering ponderosa pines at a cool, clear 6,800’ elevation for your family’s enjoyment.

ATV Riding

ATV Riding

This land is surrounded by thousands of acres of Forest Land and Forest Service roads–perfect for ATV outings.


Snowmobiling is a popular winter sport and a great mode of transportation.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

This activity is the favorite of all residents. The surrounding forests, lakes, streams, and mountain meadows host a variety of wildlife. It’s an excellent way to understand all four seasons as we witness the changing wildlife cycle. Some of our resident mammals are: elk, deer, bobcat, fox,, squirrels and chipmunks.

Cross Country Skiing

Depending on snowfall, there is a lot of room to cross country ski and/ or snowshoe.

Fly & Bait Fishing

Fly & Bait Fishing

The area is dotted with many lakes and streams. Quality fishing is abundant.

Mountain Biking Arizona

Mountain Biking

Ride anywhere you like throughout the National Forest.

Big & Small Game Hunting

Big & Small Game Hunting

In the Coconino National Forest 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.


Get acquainted with this beauti-ful wilderness area. Walk this spectacular land with its scenic mountain views, meandering streams, lush meadows and exotic wildlife–from rare birds to the majestic elk.

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

The area has a varied landscape - mountain meadows, lakes and forest. Therefore, our bird species, both resident and migrant, are very diverse.

Rim Country Activities Guide

“Mogollon Rim Activities Guide” is just a sampling of the numerous outdoor recreational opportunities available to Happy Jack Ranch owners in the Mogollon Rim area.

Blue Ridge Reservoir

This narrow, winding, canyon bound body of water looks more like a river than a lake. Great fishing and scenic boating. Rainbow, Brown or Brook Trout. Arizona Game and Fish stock all three. 8 horsepower limit, Forest Road 751 off AZ Highway 87.

Elevation: 7,300’

Season: May to September

East Clear Creek

This spring fed year around stream is a kids delight. Great wading and good trout fishing set in a scenic canyon. Various access points, easiest for passenger cars is Forest Road 95 off AZ Highway 87, a scenic 5 miles to bridge across creek.

Elevation: 7,000’

Season: Open year round as access permits.

Long/Soldier Lakes

Three closely grouped bodies of water each producing different species of fish. Long Lake is well stocked with trout. Soldier Lake provides great bass fishing. Soldier Annex yields pan and catfish. Forest Road 211 off AZ Highway 87 to Forest Road 82.

Elevation: 7,300’

Season: May to September – as dry weather permits.

Woods Canyon Lake

55 acres of great fishing and boating opportunities. 8 horsepower motors or less allowed. Boat ramp. Well stocked with Rainbow Trout & German Brown. Located only 5 miles north of AZ Highway 260.

Elevation: 7,500’

Season: April to November.

Chevelon Canyon Lake

Chevelon Canyon offers spectacular views and great opportunities for hiking and fishing. 6 miles of accessible shoreline fishing. Most popular for Rainbow Trout & German Brown fishing. Forest Road 300 off AZ Highway 87 to Forest Road 169, follow Forest Road 169 for 21 miles to Forest Road 169B.

Elevation: 6,800’

Season: May to October

Knoll Lake

This picturesque forest lake has it all — ponderosa pines surrounding the lake, a lush island in the center of the lake, boating and fishing, and great Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout fishing. Forest Road 95 off AZ Highway 87, drive 6 miles south to Forest Road 96. Follow it 2 miles to Forest Road 321 and drive 10 miles to Forest Road 300. Turn east (left) 4 miles and then turn north (left again) 4 miles on Forest Road 295E.

Elevation: 7,400’

Season: May to September.

Bear Canyon Lake

Features and Setting

Bear Canyon lake is a popular 60 acre fishing and hiking spot. Catch trophy size Rainbow Trout & German Brown. This peaceful lake is located 14 miles northwest of AZ Highway 260. Electric motors only. Boat ramp.

Elevation: 7,600’

Season: Open year round as access permits.

Black Canyon Lake

Fishing and boating opportunities are popular at Black Canyon Lake. 78 acres of excellent Rainbow Trout & German Brown fishing. Located just south of AZ Highway

260 on Forest Road 86. Electric motors

only. Boat Ramp.

Elevation: 7,600’

Season: April to November.

Area Wildlife

Big Game

Elk, Deer, Antelope, Turkey, Javelina.

Small Game

Squirrel, Rabbit, Dove.

Game Fish

Trout (3 varieties), Pike (2 varieties), Bass (2 varieties), Catfish, Bullhead (2 varieties), Sunfish, Bluegill.

Predators and Furbearers

Bobcat, Fox, Badger, Raccoon, Skunk, Ringtail Cat, Beaver, Muskrat.

Rare and Endangered

Southern Bald Eagle, American Peregrine Falcon, Owl (3 varieties).

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