Witch Well Ranches: Your wildest dream in Apache County – Landopia

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Property Summary

With unobstructed views to the north, this piece of scorched Arizona desert truly is picture perfect. Your 5 acres has good vegetation coverage, and although sloping, there are several flat building sites to choose from. The soil is soft sand littered with pebbles and even some Native American pottery. It’s the perfect base from which to explore this stunning part of Arizona. Hunter, fisherman, snake handler? There’s a little something for everyone. The weather is fine, and a rainy day will put you in a good mood. Apache County is waiting.

When it comes to lifestyle, you can carve out just about anything here. The stunning and varied natural landscape is a playground for the outdoor enthusiasts, and as they say, “any boredom you might have will evaporate in the heat”. Fortunately, sitting at an elevation of 6,050 ft, Apache County offers a higher altitude and a cooler, milder climate. If you love to fish or get out on the water, you’ll be spoilt with 450 miles of river and stream, and 2,000 acres of crystal clear, cold water lakes. The wildlife is abundant, with over 400 species including antelope, elk, deer, mountain lions, black bears, and even gray wolves. Within striking distance are the majestic White Mountains, the dramatic geological formations of the Painted Desert, and the Petrified Forest National Park. 

So, how will you transform your piece of Az? There is no time limit to build, and there are no restrictions on dwelling size. Tiny home, ranch, or homestead? You can build a single-family, mobile or manufactured home, and whatever you decide, just make sure it’s pointed in the right direction. It would be a sin to waste views like this. In the meantime, camping and RVs are allowed, and on starry summer nights, do you need anything more than a tent?

Apache County is found in the northeastern corridor of Arizona. Witch Well Ranches is nestled between the tiny towns of St Johns and Sanders, and although secluded, you’ll be within easy striking distance of civilization. St Johns, aka the ‘Town of friendly neighbors’, is a 40-minute drive away, where you’ll find a supermarket, a pharmacy, gas stations, and even a restaurant or two. 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. A godsend for a whiskey shortage.

Sitting at an elevation of 6,050 ft, the plot slopes downhill to the west with several small thin washes flowing from the southeast to the southwest, east to west and northeast to northwest. Several flat spots could serve as a building platform, and the land has low laying vegetation of cacti, juniper, and pinion. They don’t call it the sandhill state for nuthin’, and it’s certainly got that Arizona look. From Highway 191S, access is via a dirt road, which then turns into a 2 track at the start of the property. 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).

There is history in the sands of Apache County, and it could be time to add a story of your own. Now is always the best time to break ground on your wildest dream. Arizona is where myth becomes reality, after all.

  • Adventure awaits  – you can fish, hike, and hunt in these parts.
  • Stunning natural landscapes – explore 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 – sloping, but flat in spots.
  • 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.
  • 30 miles to St Johns, Arizona – movie theatre, petrol station, fast food, pizzeria, restaurants, dollar store, supermarket, post, pharmacy.
  • 35 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
Size5.00 acres
Legal DescriptionThe N2 of the SE4 of lot 72 of Witch Well Ranches (5 acres more or less)
Google Mapshttps://goo.gl/maps/DKT51rSEwchTh1Vn9
Lat/Long CoordinatesNW: 34.876181, -109.211357
NE: 34.876133, -109.209153
SW: 34.875279, -109.211373
SE: 34.875225, -109.209165
Elevation6,352 ft
Annual TaxesApprox. $48 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.
AccessProperty can be accessed via a dirt road.
SewerWould be by Septic
WaterWould be a well, water haul and holding tank or other similar option
UtilitiesNo power lines nearby. Power can be by solar, wind or generator, Phone by cellular, satellite TV/Internet/Phone

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