Quiet, peaceful and secluded, this 40.32 acre ranch property situated high atop the Colorado Plateau in scenic east central Arizona is ideal for those wanting a large acreage in a scenic wilderness setting. The property is located in Apache County, AZ near the historic pioneer town of St. Johns. It’s an approximate 25 minute drive along maintained roads from town. The elevation of the land is 6,000’. At this elevation the air is cool and refreshing and surprising comfortable throughout the year. 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 80’s. 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. The land is square in design with each boundary measuring approx. 1,320 feet. A rich mantle of evergreen pinon pine and Rock Mountain Junipers blanket the property proving a variety of sheltered building/RV sites throughout the acreage. Evergreens Junipers spread out across the entire property with pockets of open meadows.This is not rocky land. 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 area’s warm spring and summer growing seasons. Livestock can comfortably graze the land’s nutrient rich native grasses free of harmful surface rock. Private wells are allowed and there are two fresh water distribution locations in St Johns, where purified water can be bought for only a penny a gallon ($10 for each 1,000 gallons.) The privacy of the land is enhanced by its alignment with 640 acres of uninhabited and heavily wooded State Trust land along its entire northern boundary. Road access has been constructed along both the eastern and southern borders of the land enhancing the property’s potential for future lot splits. The county zoning allows residential, recreational, and agricultural uses and camping and RVing is at the owner’s pleasure. $34,000 with $6,800 down $331 per month. Call First United Realty (602) 264-0000 for more information and for an appointment to walk this and other similarly prices acreages in the area.