Bottle Ranch

Prescott National Forest |  South side of Mingus Mountain

  • $760,000, includes 100 head of cattle
  • 26,300 acres

Description: The Bottle Ranch comprises 26,300 acres of the Bottle Allotment in the Prescott National
Forest. With elevations from 4,500 feet in the low country to 7,300 feet on the mountain, the Bottle Ranch is located on the south side of Mingus Mountain between highways 89A and 169. Topography ranges from gentle grasslands and forest meadows to steep canyons and draws. Feed is plentiful. Mountain mahogany, chaparral, oak, ponderosa pines, juniper, pinyons with a variety of grasses and browse make this year-long allotment a good working cattle ranch. Excellent range improvements including waters and interior fences creating 9 easy to rotate pastures have been completed and maintained by the owner who has spent life-time raising cattle on this ranch. The carrying capacity is 220 CYL with 100 head of cross bred cattle conveyed with the sale. Offered for the first time in over 40 years, the Bottle Ranch is competitively priced with cattle included in the sale.

Land Tenure: 26,300 Acres USFS “Bottle Allotment”

Carrying Capacity: The Bottle Ranch is authorized to run up to 220 CYL. The USFS allows the permittee
to take a voluntary non-use to as low as 120 head dependent on the ranchers assessment of feed, water
and management objectives.

Cattle: 100 Head of crossbred cattle are included in the sale. Brand does not convey.

Elevation: Ranging from 4,500’ to 7,500’

Precipitation: Average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year. Occasional snows occur during the winter.

The average annual snowfall is 12 inches per year.

Temperatures: The Bottle Ranch is a beautiful and unique place. This ranch experiences mild climate
with four seasons. Summer average temperatures range from high 90’s to the mid 70’s. Winter average
temperatures range from high 60’s to lows in the 30’s.

Geography: Rolling hills with gentle topography, intermittent canyons and steeper slopes on the higher
elevations of the allotment.

Improvements: Above average pasture fencing and corrals. Owner has recently put in over 9 miles of
new fencing.

Water: The ranch is well watered by Ash Creek, approximately 25+ springs, several trick tanks and four
dirt tanks.

Range Improvements: Excellent water improvements and fencing have been continuously completed
and maintained by the owner.

Forage: The primary livestock forage species include blue grama, sideoats grama, black grama, mountain muhly, pine dropseed, junegrass, mountain mahogany and turbinella oak.

Wildlife: Mule Deer, Elk, Bear, Turkey, Mountain Lion, Coyote, Quail and Javelina.

Grazing Fees: $1.35/ AUM (2020). Permit is due for renewal in 2021.

Additional information: This is a well maintained, beautiful and unique property allowing various
opportunities for cattle ranching and hunting. The ranch has been operated by the same family for over 40 years.

Price: $760,000 with 100 head cattle included in the sale.

For More Information

Tamra Kelly
Cell: (928) 830-9127

*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 withdraw.