Wooded 39 Acre Northern Arizona Ranch Step only a few feet into this property and you disappear from view within your own richly forested high elevation ranch. The land is set amid a sprawling Elk Valley Ranch 20 minutes east of the pioneer town of St. Johns, Arizona. This is cattle and horse country, long coveted by ranching families as the ideal location to raise livestock and grow self-sustaining gardens and orchards utilizing the areas outstanding weather and abundant groundwater. At 6,200 feet above sea level, this land is free of the searing summer desert heat of metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson. Outdoor work is rarely curtailed due to the weather. 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 sunny clear skies. Summer temperatures are mild with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80s. The summer lows average in the 70s. 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. 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 residential, recreational and agricultural zoning allows livestock, camping and RV use at the owners discretion. The land surface is blanketed with a fine tillable sandy loam soil, ideal for the raising of vegetables and fruit trees. Apples, cherries, plumbs, pears and a host of garden vegetables thrive in this soil. Area gardeners produce abundant yields of corn, tomatoes, carrots, beans, peppers, squash, and lettuce throughout the areas warm spring and summer growing seasons. Livestock can comfortably graze the lands five nutrient rich native grasses free of harmful surface rock. Private wells are allowed in this part of northern Arizona without permitting requirements. The land has a secure groundwater supply from its positioning over the massive Coconino Sandstone Aquifer. The property is generally level throughout and exceptionally easy to build on and fence. This is a well treed parcel with mature stands of rocky mountain junipers growing across the land. Several small pockets of open meadowland are scattered within the propertys boundaries, providing outstanding acreage for orchards and large organic gardens. Road access from town to the land is entirely maintained. All corners have been marked by licensed surveryors. The property is within a short drive of Lyman Lake State Park and the Apache County seat of St. Johns, Arizona. St. Johns is a charming pioneer town founded in the 1870s and serves today as the County seat of Apache County. Youll find everything you need for your rural homestead there including grocery stores, pharmacy, restaurants, hardware stores, automotive stores, banks, restaurants, schools and churches. The 1,200 acre Lyman Lake is located 10 minutes south of St. Johns and features outstanding fishing, boating and wilderness hiking trails. 39.05 acres for $55,000 with $11,000 down and fixed monthly payment of $511. Call First United Realty at 602.264.0000 for more detail or to make an appointment to walk this and other similar properties in the area.