This is a large working cattle ranch for sale in Northern Arizona that is close to Flagstaff located in Ashfork Arizona.
Location & Access: The Gold Trap Ranch is located 6 miles due north of Ash Fork, Arizona and Interstate 40. Part of the ranch lies within the Kaibab National Forest with the remainder located on adjacent lands to the north. Paradise Ridge lies to the east of the forest permit and the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad runs through the middle of the forest permit. Access is provided by Interstate 40 to Ash Fork and forest road 142, 6 miles north the ranch boundary and 6 additional miles to the ranch headquarters. Many small dirt roads provide access to the interior of the ranch. Property Description: The ranch is divided into two contiguous units, summer and winter range. The forest permit is allocated for 225 adult cattle from October 15 to April 15 (6 months). The state lease and deeded range land is used as summer pasture. The headquarter improvements are located along forest road 142 within the National Forest Boundary. Other improvements include perimeter and interior cross fencing. Topography is tree covered rolling hills and mesas to open valleys.
Deeded Acres: 7946.8
State Lease: 8,582.4
Forest Permit: 25,725
Total Ranch: 42,254.2 Acres
Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 700-32-002, 205-04-003 & 205-04-001 Arizona State Grazing Lease: No.: 05-144 US Forest Service: Partridge Creek Allotment in the Kaibab National Forest Carrying Capacity: 75 animal units yearlong Deeded 80 animal units yearlong State 112 animal units yearlong (equivalent) Forest Service* 267 animal units yearlong (equivalent) Total
Above numbers based on State and Forest Service actual rated capacity. Deeded carrying capacity based on State rated capacity of 6 head per section.
Improvements: The headquarter improvements include a 2,156 SF main ranch house, a 790 SF house in poor condition, a 2,122 SF livestock barn, and a 1,984 SF equipment barn, working corrals with 15 ton scale and miscellaneous outbuildings and water storage tanks. Range improvements are typical consisting of a full boundary fence and cross-fencing. The northern portion or summer country is divided into two pastures and the southern portion or winter country is divided into four main pastures with several traps.
Remarks: The northern portion of the ranch consists of checkerboard style land being intermixed with private and State sections. The majority of the access roads in this area are controlled and have been kept locked for many years giving the owner the ability to control hunting and wood-cutting access. Additionally, the owner has significant areas of marketable flagstone on the ranch.