SMOKE VIEW RANCH
The Smoke View Ranch consists of 746+/- premier acres overlooking the town of Wickenburg, Arizona with fantastic views in all directions. There are 519.75 acres in Yavapai County and 226.99 acres in Maricopa County. The gorgeous natural High Sonoran Desert vegetation and the elevation of the land lends itself to be a prime development opportunity with easy access to US60 and US93.
Smoke View Ranch is located 10 minutes north of Wickenburg, Arizona. Wickenburg is just 60 miles northwest of Phoenix and 50 miles from Scottsdale.
The Sonoran Desert covers approximately 120,000 square miles in southwestern Arizona and southeastern California, as well as most of Baja California and the western half of the state of Sonora. It is the most complex of North Americas four deserts and has great diversity in geological structures as well as the number and variety of plants and animals. Many of the deserts 2,000 native plants can be found on the Smoke View Ranch including a large number of the majestic saguaro cactus. An incredible number of saguaros as old as 120 to 150 years old exist the ranch.
Smoke View Ranch has three living quarters on the ranch. The main residence is a single story and consisting of 1,927 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms; the caretaker’s home consists of 1,375 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms; and the guest house has is a studio with one bath. The property also has a pool.
Wickenburg boasts nearly 300 days of sunshine and an average of 11 inches of rain per year. The 35 days of any measurable precipitation may often come during the summer monsoons. The average daytime July high temperature for Wickenburg is around 104 degrees and the nighttime low in January low is 31degrees. However, much of the year offers very pleasant daytime living temps ranging from 55 to 85 degrees along with cool nights characteristic of the northern Sonoran desert.
Long before the white man appeared the Indians "Anasazi and Yavapai" found the climate along the Hassayampa River basin to offer a long and mild season located in the high desert and cooler than the valley by prevailing breezes and elevation. Located at 2200 feet this property exhibits all the benefits of the high desert, beautiful mountains, an abundance of flora and fauna.
During the 1862 gold strike Henry Wickenburg founded the Vulture Mine where over $30 million in gold has been dug from the ground. To this day it is being prepared to be a re- activated mine. The foothills surrounding the city display relics of other mines that prospectors left in their searches. The mining history of this region the, past and present add to the appeal of the area.
The 6,604 population number often can double during the winter months of the ‘snow birds’ Wickenburg is often promoted as a destination location – it continues as a town growing in economic and developmental directions.
Here too, one finds the healthiest climate in America with more sunshine and very low humidity. Here in this setting, Wickenburg thrives as “the most western of western towns". With the Bradshaw Mountains to the east, the Harquahallas to the west and the famous Vulture Mountains to the south, this property truly enjoys an astounding 360 degree view.
The dusty boots of the 1950s – 1960s dude operations are now replicated in a large influx of team ropers from all over the United States, laying claim to “Roping Capital of the World’ for the extended winter season. The abundant clean air and open spaces continue to attract a whole new generation of those searching the Southwest.
While riding, roping and four wheeling are the obvious activities in Wickenburg, the quiet beauty of the desert abounds. Birding includes cardinals, big horned owls, orioles, thrashers, not to mention full coveys of quail and dove living side by side with the desert white tail rabbit and the plentiful jack rabbits. Wildlife are often seen the occasional visits of the mule deer and javelinas, occur with the echoes of the ever present coyote. Hiking on the easy trails will bring everyone face to face with the ever present vistas and the serenity of this property.
Smoke View Ranch is listed with Mike Glover, Berkshire Hathaway Arizona Properties.