- Included in the sale are 219 cross bred beef cows and 22 Angus/Beefmaster bulls
- 3,286 s.f. block and wood frame main home
The FX Ranch is located in Central Arizona near Prescott and Sedona. With a carrying capacity of 250 CYL, it offers the opportunity to raise quality cattle close to all amenities and near the desirable communities of Prescott and Sedona. The headquarters parcel consists of over 12 acres with a beautiful log home, a managers house, a barn and corrals. Located south of the Town of Dewey-Humboldt on Highway 69 the headquarters is approximately 20 miles from downtown Prescott and 40 miles from Sedona. The headquarters enjoys a four season, mild climate at 4500 feet in elevation. The headquarters is 80 miles north of downtown Phoenix via Interstate 17 and Highway 69.
Description: The FX ranch consists of private land, a USFS allotment on Mingus Mountain, BLM allotments and a State of Arizona grazing leases along with low populated adverse grazing. With a total carrying capacity of 250 CYL, this ranch has easy access by paved highway and good dirt roads and is in close proximity to amenities such as building and equipment wholesalers, veterinarians, agency offices and the Prescott Livestock Auction reducing transportation costs to enhance profit margins. Hospitals, schools, grocery stores, entertainment districts, and restaurants are in close proximity. United Airlines provides commercial air service from Love Field in Prescott.
The feed on the ranch is excellent and varied. Elevations on the ranch range from approximately 4,400’ along the Agua Fria River to 7,800’ on Mingus Mountain. The varied terrain and elevation creates a multitude of vegetation and browse for grazing . Vegetation consists of intermixed grasslands with chaparral and riparian areas along the Agua Fria River and Galena Gulch to ponderosa pine and oak habitat on Mingus Mountain.
The headquarters contains a recently remodeled beautiful log home and sits adjacent to Highway 69 behind a locked gate. There is a comfortable two bedroom managers house, new barn, corrals and good well on a 12.6 acre deeded parcel. The ranch’s corrals are immediately adjacent on the state lease. The headquarters are in a beautiful setting overlooking a large dirt tank with cottonwood trees. The other deeded land parcels consist of the 19.59 acre Little May Lode Mining claim located approximately ¾ of a mile east of the headquarters. This parcel is fully surrounded by the ranch’s state and BLM grazing leases and is in a private setting on Galena Gulch not far west of the Agua Fria River with an excellent, secluded building site for a future home. The area along Galena Gulch has cottonwood trees and a small spring/seep which culminates at a small waterfall.
Taxes & Grazing Fees: The 2022 property tax amounts for the 32.18 deeded land parcels are as follows:
- 402-01-048 – 19.58 acres; $270.00
- 402-08-054C – 12.6 acres with 2 wells; $3,878
- The 2023 Arizona State Land Department grazing fee for lease 005-3432-00 is a total of 1,968.46 acres (33 CYL) at $3.45 per AUM. (EXP, 11/2026)
- The 2023 Arizona State Land Department grazing fee for lease 005-001162-00 (4 CYL) was $3.45 per AUM. Exp. 04/17/2029;
- The 2023 BLM grazing fee for the Galena Gulch AZ-6201 is a total of 5,400.882 acres (33 CYL) lease at $2.11 per AUM. (EXP 2/2028)
- The 2023 BLM grazing fee for the Chaparral Gulch AZ-06065 is a total of 4,439.566 acres (34 CYL) lease at $2.11 per AUM. (EXP 2/2028)
- The 2023 USFS Bottle Allotment #00502 is a total of 26,300 acres (220 CYL temporarily reduced to 150 CYL pending water improvements) grazing fee was $1.35 AU (EXP. 2/2028)
Cattle: Included in the sale are 219 cross bred beef cows and 22 Angus/Beefmaster bulls. The historical F/X brand conveys with the sale.
Water: Domestic and livestock water at the headquarters is from one domestic well and a large dirt tank. Livestock water on the ranch is from several springs and seeps, dirt tanks and the Agua Fria River. The stretch of the Agua Fria River through the ranch is reported to typically have water year-round, although it can get low in areas during the hottest part of the year. Water on the USFS Mingus Mountain allotment is from springs, dirt tanks, and Ash Creek.
Improvements: The main home is 3,286 s.f. block and wood frame home that was built in 1984 and recently remodeled in 2022-2023. This two story log home contains a basement, has three bedrooms and 2.75 bathrooms with attached decks and patios. The guest home is 1,008 s.f. that was built in 1994, it has two bedrooms and an attached porch. Located on the state lease immediately adjacent to the deeded land is an 1,872 s.f. enclosed barn with stalls and attached covered shade along with horse pens with shades, other storage buildings and the ranch’s main corrals. The two homes have outstanding views overlooking the pastoral setting of the headquarters.
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 FX 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.
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.
Comments: This is a working cow/calf operation that is easily accessible from both Prescott and the Phoenix Metro area. The current headquarters on 12.6 acres along the highway would make for an easily accessible full time spot for either owner occupancy or for a manager/ caretaker. The 19.59 acre waterfall deeded parcel east of the headquarters is surrounded by the ranch’s state and BLM grazing leases. It has unique riparian and rock features along Galena Gulch and would make an excellent, secluded home site.
Additional potential income uses for the ranch include horse boarding, a dude ranch, a bed and breakfast, Air B and B and wedding venue.
Offered at $2,690,000
Disclaimer: This information was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed by the Broker. Prospective buyers should always check all the facts to their satisfaction. The property is subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal.
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*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.