River Meadows Ranch
A sprawling 28,000 acre wilderness sanctuary located along the upper reaches of the Little Colorado River in the White Mountain area of northeastern Arizona. This seasonally flowing river attracts an abundance of wildlife from miles around and has contributed to an unusually plentiful groundwater supply.The White Mountains are an impressive mountain wilderness range in this scenic region of Arizona. The area has been a prime vacation/weekend-retreat choice of Arizonans for decades. Its cool summers, mild winters, stunning natural scenery and crystal-clear air are a refreshing departure from the smog and congestion of the city. The area's huge forest expanses (mostly protected Federal and State) abound with fish and game. Charming country towns, numerous lakes, golf courses, historic sites and more round out the attractions. But privacy, seclusion, freedom of land ownership and laid-back lifestyle are still the main reasons why so many have responded to our large-parcel wilderness ranches there.
Situated in this prime vacation land is RIVER MEADOWS RANCH, a large and varied selection of approximately
40-acre parcels (also 80's and 160's) apportioned from private farm and ranch holdings. Parcels offer a broad range of terrain selections. Here you can choose from dense stands of evergreens throughout, blends of trees and meadows, rugged-highset wooded ridge tops, and all open pastureland. Some border the Little Colorado River and State Trust Lands. These expansive 640 acre wilderness tracts are reserved within a State Trust and provide a quiet, scenic backdrop for ranch owners. You're bound to find your perfect fit here. And all at a summer-cool, winter-mild 5600' or so elevation.
The land remains in a pristine natural condition. Anasazi Indian artifacts are still found throughout the area. Local owners commonly retrieve pottery shards, spear points and arrowheads that were crafted by the Anasazi over 1,000 years ago.
Most of RIVER MEADOWS RANCH is but a short spin from Snowflake and Show Low, both inviting country towns with an ample assortment of shopping, service, recreation, medical and church facilities. A bit eastward, the small community of Concho beckons, with a fine trout lake and public golf course.
The Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains, west and south of the ranch respectively, form an almost continuous barrier protecting the land from severe winters and creating a mild four season climate.
Domestic and irrigation water is via private wells - you drill your own. Depths to water are economical. As a RIVER MEADOWS RANCH property owner you have access to the Coconino Aquifer, the largest groundwater supply in Northern Arizona. Economical windmill-driven pumping is quite practical and common. (Caution: as you look into land - from us, from anyone - be sure to determine the availability of underground water and the depth, hence the economy and practicality of drilling a well, to that water. Many otherwise attractive properties fail badly on this score, underground water being of questionable quantity for domestic use. This should definitely be considered in connection with both the usability and the price of the property! As just detailed, RIVER MEADOWS RANCH is outstanding in the water category.)
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