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Ranch is located in eastern Arizona near the New Mexico state
line in southern Apache County approximately 200 miles northeast
of Phoenix, Arizona and 170 miles southwest of Albuquerque, New
Mexico. The ranch headquarters is located 2 miles south of US
Hwy 60 and approximately 8 miles east of Springerville, facing
the majestic north slope of Escudilla Mountain, within the White
Mountains of Arizona.
The deeded land is contained in an irregular block with the building improvements centrally located on the property and completely surrounded by State Trust land. The National Forest boundary is 1 mile to the south. The entire property is scattered with Pinion Pine and Juniper trees and has scenic views of Escudilla Mountain. Elevation on the ranch ranges from 6,900 feet in the winter range to over 10,000 feet on Escudilla Mountain with the headquarter improvements situated at 7,130 feet.
Range improvements on the ranch are typical, including shipping corrals, perimeter and interior fencing into 12 summer pastures and 25 winter pastures. The ranch is extensively set up for a rotational grazing program.
The Bar Flying V sprawls over 88 square miles of varied topography that ranges from approximately 6,900 feet to 10,000 feet elevation and provides excellent habitat for both wildlife and 540 head of cattle on a yearlong basis. Its seemingly boundless open space and fresh, clean air sweep over high desert grasslands accented by red rock formations and occasional arroyos to timeless vistas of the majestic north slope of Escudilla Mountain. Escudilla, over 10,000 feet in elevation, was the home of the last grizzly in Arizona and loved by Aldo Leopold, one of the founders of the conservation movement. Leopold's description of this area could not better illustrate the landscape of this ranch. In his famed Sand County Almanac, he wrote, "Life in Arizona was bounded underfoot by grama grass, overhead by sky, and on the horizon by Escudilla. To the north of the mountain you rode on honey-colored plains. Look up anywhere, any time, and you saw Escudilla." With summer pastures high in Arizona's White Mountains, in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, and contiguous winter range on the high plateau grasslands at Escudilla's base, the ranch is home to world class trophy elk, mule deer, pronghorn, eagles, wild turkey and a variety of other wildlife. Most of the Bar Flying V lies in Arizona's famed hunting Unit 1, known for "400 class" bull elk. Black bear, the rare Mexican wolf and elusive mountain lion roam the wild and free habitat. Numerous trout fishing lakes and streams are close by. Pinon Pine and Juniper dot the lower pastures, while the upper portion of the ranch is in towering Ponderosa Pine and alpine, mixed conifer forest. A massive concentration of aspen on Escudilla creates a spectacular show of fall color. Dark, starry skies and brilliant sunrises and sunsets make this a truly beautiful landscape.
Headquarter improvements include the impressive main, modern house, a three story, approximately 10,000 sq. ft block and wood frame construction with concrete foundation and tile roof. The home has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a large, open kitchen/dining room, formal dining room, great room, exercise room, office, laundry room, craft room and a 2 car garage. Each bedroom has its own outside door with a patio/deck area and the home has many extra amenities including a game room/loft area, central intercom, radio system and vacuum system. Unique custom touches give the house a one of a kind character. Creative use of a variety of stone counter tops and flooring adds flair.
The bunkhouse can accommodate guests or ranch hands easily with ten individual units, each being 280 sq. ft. with 1 bed and a full bathroom. Other living quarters include a 2,200 sq. ft. manager's house, a 1,700 sq. ft. mobile home and a historic red rock house.
The main barn is 9,744 sq. ft., concrete and wood frame construction with concrete floor and metal roof. It includes a kitchen area, loft with 2 bedroom apartment, a small indoor training area, 4 indoor horse stalls and hay or equipment storage. Another 4,400 sq. ft. barn has calving sheds, 5 horse stalls, tool shop and tack room. A lighted roping arena with return alley, pens and chute, plus a complete set of working corrals with a round pen, loading chute and squeeze chute make an efficient cattle and horse handling facility.
The ranch is well watered with seven wells and numerous springs and dirt tanks throughout the property. It is well fenced, having 12 summer and 25 winter pastures that have been used in an efficient rotational grazing program.
The Bar Flying V is located in the heart of the American Southwest, centered between Phoenix and Albuquerque in one of the last settled areas of the western frontier. The headquarters is located just 2 miles off US Hwy 60, but worlds away from traffic and noise. It is completely surrounded by State Trust land and the National Forest boundary is just 1 mile to the south, affording peaceful quiet. 8 miles away, the friendly twin towns of Springerville and Eagar offer full services, including a well equipped hospital, fine schools, a golf course, full shopping and a complete service airport with a VOR approach, FBO and a 8,420 foot lighted runway capable of landing Gulf Stream jets. Albuquerque and Phoenix are an easy 3 and 3½ hour drive respectively. Sunrise Park Ski Area and the national historic site Casa Malpais Archaeological Park are minutes away.
potential exists for a variety of recreational or commercial uses
including guest ranch, bed & breakfast, children's camp, horse
clinics, and corporate, private or special interest retreats.
Disclaimer: This information was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed by the Broker. Prospective buyers should check all the facts to their satisfaction. The property is subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal