Aravaipa Canyon Ranch
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Aravaipa Canyon Ranch is located just a couple miles from the entrance to the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area, a 19,410 acre BLM wilderness preserve about 50 miles northeast of Tucson, AZ, along the northwest border of the Galiuro Mountain Range. The BLM Wilderness Area is also bordered by an additional 7,000 acre Nature Conservancy preserve. Access to the area is regulated, with only 50 people allowed in the wilderness/preserve on any given day. The Canyon is known for its outstanding scenery, perennial Aravaipa Creek, abundant desert fish and wildlife, and is a popular destination for those seeking the opportunity to enjoy a primitive recreation experience in an area protected from the influence of man.
With average high temperatures in July reaching the high 90’s during the day and nighttime lows in the 60’s, and in January average highs in the 60’s and nighttime lows in the 30’s, the area offers year round recreation. Hiking, backpacking, camping, and horseback riding are all popular activities in the area. Hunting is allowed in the Wilderness, but is restricted to those drawn for a limited number of permits. Average rainfall in the area is approximately 10 inches a year, with the majority of that falling during the monsoon season, typically lasting from early July to mid-September. Morning clouds build to beautiful afternoon/evening storms.
Set approximately 9.5 miles from AZ State Route 77, the property is accessed by the paved E. Aravaipa Rd. Located about 2.5 miles further along the road is the entrance to the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness/Preserve. AZ Route 77 allows easy access to Tucson to the south and Globe to the north. Lying approximately 20 miles from the property, Winkelman, AZ, offers basic shopping and restaurants. Offering major shopping and entertainment, medical services, colleges and the University of Arizona, the edge of the city of Tucson, AZ, lies about an hour to the south of the property.
Built in the 1940’s, the 1258 square foot, two bedroom/one and a half bath Main House was part of one of the original ranches in the area that were purchased and incorporated into the wilderness preserve. The home has had extensive remodeling and updating throughout the years making it comfortable and current. The open floorplan with a large, central fireplace allows for relaxed living, and the large windows offer beautiful views of the surrounding nature. A rock wall defines the yard and a pergola stretches down one side of the home as a welcome setting for outdoor leisure and entertaining.
Used as housing for the current caretaker, the apartment attached to the shop could be remodeled for guest housing. There are also other sites on the property suitable for building. A large water storage has been installed on the higher elevation to accommodate future building.
The parcel includes three private wells that provide water to the residences as well as the irrigated farm fields and orchards. There are more than 100 fruit and nut trees established on the property and include varieties such as pecans, quince, apples, peaches, pears, lemons, limes, and oranges. Several farm fields have been traditionally cultivated and planted with annual crops. There is also a two stall open barn and the property is fenced and cross-fenced to accommodate grazing.
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