Witch Well Ranches: 2 wide vistas in Apache County. – Landopia

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Property Summary

Your 10 acres of sun-drenched tierra is comprised of 2 neighboring 5 acre lots. The predominantly flat land is sparsely covered in sagebrush and juniper, providing a pastel color pallet of greens, sandy beige and sky blue. Wonderful views are on offer in most directions, and on clear days the vistas appear endless and unobstructed to the northwest. There is history in the sands of Apache County, and your lot is no exception. Towards the northeast corner, you’ll find the beginning of Native American ruins, including stones and pottery. 

It’s all about lifestyle. Apache County was established in 1879 and has a proud tradition of farming. But all work and no play it certainly is not. This patch of Arizona is a veritable natural playground. Holidaymaker, thrill-seeker, hunter or fisher? You’ll be in your element. The higher altitude provides a milder climate, the freshest air and the clearest waters. An abundance of wildlife call this part of the state home, and there are more than 450 miles of river and stream, and 2000 acres of crystal clear, cold water lakes. Needless to say, pack the rod and reel. It truly is a place of dramatic and varied geological beauty. Within striking distance are the captivating White Mountains, the Painted Desert, and the Petrified Forest National Park, which boasts fossils dating back 225 million years! 

The only question left is… how will you transform this piece of earth? The options are many. You’ll have no time limit to build, and there are no restrictions on dwelling size. You can build a single-family, mobile or manufactured home. With vistas this inspiring, all you need to get started is a tent. Camping and RVs are allowed (restrictions apply and you’ll need a permit if staying more than 30 days).

Located in the northeast of Arizona, Apache County is a perfect place of seclusion. The main access is from Highway 191, halfway between Sanders and St Johns. Secluded yes, isolated no. St Johns is a short drive away, and the ‘Town of friendly neighbors’ as it’s knowncan provide you with all the basics. You’ll also find a supermarket, a pharmacy, gas stations, and a restaurant or two if you fail to catch your dinner. Flagstaff is the closest major city, and is 177 miles to the west. Albuquerque is 188 miles to the east. The Witch Well Tavern, which is now a drive-through liquor store, can be found just 20 minutes up the road. Your savior when the vino tinto runs low. 

Sitting at an elevation of 6,050 ft, the land is mostly flat with some sloping to the east near the eastern line. The sandy beige soils, scorched by days of clear skies, are covered in low vegetation including cacti, sagebrush and juniper. From highway 191S, you’ll enter through an unlocked gate onto a well-made dirt road, which turns into a two-track that would be helped by continuous driving. Water for the property would be from a well, water haul and holding tank, or other similar option. There are no power posts nearby, so it might be time to go green and go solar (there’s no shortage of sunshine).

A new beginning awaits in Apache County. Pack your bags and your sense of adventure. The lot sits down an as yet unnamed road. Who knows, maybe they’ll name it after you someday.

  • Love the outdoors? – you can fish, hike, hunt, and even ski in these parts.
  • Stunning natural landscapes – you’re within striking distance of the White Mountains, the Petrified Forest National Park, and the Painted Desert.
  • Camping is okay (permits required for long-term stay, more than 30 days).
  • Build versatility – there is no minimum dwelling size requirement and no time limit to build.
  • Topography – mostly flat with a slight slope and covered in sagebrush, juniper and cacti
  • RVs permitted – must be at least 400 square feet, constructed to be towed on its own chassis, and designed to be installed with or without a permanent foundation for human retail occupancy and/or dwelling residence.
  • 31 miles to St Johns, Arizona – movie theatre, petrol station, fast food, pizzeria, restaurants, dollar store, supermarket, post, pharmacy.
  • 32 miles to Sanders
  • 75 miles to Gallup, NM (Walmart, Home Depot)
  • 176 miles to Flagstaff 
  • 185 miles to Albuquerque (New Mexico’s largest city)
  • 244 miles to Phoenix
  • 270 miles to Tucson International Airport.
  • 240 miles to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Property Details

Street AddressUnnamed Road, St Johns, AZ 85936
City St Johns
CountyApache County
Size10 acres (5.00 & 5.00 acres)
APN205-13-037D & 205-13-042E
Legal Description205-13-037D: The West half of the north half of the north half of the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section 28, Township 17 North, Range 29 East, +/- 5 acresBeing a portion of APN: 205-13-037 and being a portion of Lot #122, Witch Well Ranches, Unit 2There shall be established a 20' easement along the boundaries of the parcel for access and utilities
205-13-042E: NE4 of the N2 of Lot 135 Unit 2 Witch Well Ranches (5 acres more or less)There shall be established a 20' easement along the boundaries of the parcel for access and utilities
Google Mapshttps://goo.gl/maps/BCjqLzbqfVJUMBjn9
Lat/Long Coordinates205-13-037D
NW: 34.845819, -109.274715
NE: 34.845794, -109.272538
SW: 34.844902, -109.274704
SE: 34.844883, -109.272516

NW: 34.845840, -109.276905
NE: 34.845824, -109.274715
SW: 34.844919, -109.276888
SE: 34.844890, -109.274710
Elevation6,050 ft
Annual TaxesApprox. $95 per year
ZoningGeneral Agricultural - No time limit to build. No restrictions on dwelling size. You can build anything for residential purposes such as Single Family, Mobile or Manufactured home. Camping & RV's are okay as well (permits required for long-term stay, more than 30 days). RV's should be at least four hundred (400) square feet, constructed to be towed on its own chassis and designed so as to be installed with or without a permanent foundation for human retail occupancy and/or dwelling residence. Camping in an RV’s must be inspected by the Planning and Zoning office ‭(928) 337-7526‬ to ensure all plumbing and electrical is in working order prior to application approval. It could long term as long as it was approved by the Apache Health Office.
AccessThere is no adjacent road to the property.
SewerWould be by Septic
WaterWould be a well, water haul and holding tank or other similar option
UtilitiesNo power post nearby. Power by solar, wind or generator, Phone by cellular.

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