1.25 Acre Lots in Sun Valley, Arizona About 15 Minutes From Holbrook in Navajo County.
Sits 2.5 Miles From Interstate 40 & 20 Miles West of the Petrified Forest National Park, Home of the Painted Desert
You Can See the New La Quinta Being Built in Holbrook in the Distance.
Zoned Home, Manufactured Home & Some RV Use.
Scattered Pottery and Petrified Wood Everywhere - We Hunted Up a Little Pile in a Few Minutes!
About 3.25 Hours NE of the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Between Flagstaff, AZ and Gallup, New Mexico
Interesting Views of Mesas and a Distant View of the White Mountains, Home of the Sitgreaves National Forest!
Call Char & Buddy Mon - Sun 360-550-8943
We love talking about the lands we explore! Tons of Photos of Actual Property!
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We Are Offering 90 Days Same As Cash Owner Financing With $0 Down!
Your Choice of Lots:
Rancho #6 Lot 90 Available
Rancho #6 Lot 102 Available
All of the photos were taken in March 2020 of Rancho 6 Lot 90 and the surrounding views.
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1.25 acre lots for sale in Sun Valley, Arizona about 15 minutes east of Holbrook in Navajo County. It's about 3.5 hours NE of Phoenix between Flagstaff and Gallup, NM. It's close to Interstate 40 and you can see the new La Quinta being built in Holbrook in the distance! There was painted Indian pottery and petrified wood scattered everywhere and its about 20 minutes to the Petrified Forest National Park!
All of the photos were taken of lot 90 in March 2020. Lot 102 sits only 4 lots away and the access is on the road below as seen in the maps. They both sit within the same block. They sit about 2.5 miles south of Interstate 40. There is an overgrown bladed road along the along the N of lot 90 and along the S of lot 102. Spring Road is a decent dirt road one road to the north. It's easiest to take Spring Road W off Sun Valley Road to Legacy Ranch Drive and then drop down to these roads and come in to the properties from the west as it is less overgrown. The area is relatively flat with low scattered native plants and soft dirt.
It's an interesting view across the Colorado Plateau to the mesas that pop out from the SW to the SE!.
To the south the White Mountains peek above the horizon and were still snowcapped.
1.25 miles to the south is the railroad tracks and just on the other side of the tracks is the Puerco River. There looks to be an abandoned RV down there otherwise no one around for quite a ways.
To the west is the town of Holbrook in the distance and you could see the new La Quinta being built. It broke ground in 2019 and will have 72 rooms.
I snapped this photo when I drove by it!
From the NW to the NE is a view of the wide open grassy plateau with a few scattered homes.
I have been here a few times now and have easily found painted and stamped pottery as well as petrified wood! I've read that the painted pottery is about 1000 years old and the stamped pottery is 10,000 years old. It sits about 20 minutes west of the Petrified Forest National Park which documents over 13,000 years of human occupation in this area! Part of the park contains the Painted Desert, a strangely beautiful landscape with intriguing land forms with multi-colored layers - truly a magnificent sight!
Here's a bit of information about the petrified wood from their website: "Petrified wood found in the park and the surrounding region is made up of almost solid quartz. Each piece is like a giant crystal, often sparkling in the sunlight as if covered by glitter. The rainbow of colors is produced by impurities in the quartz, such as iron, carbon, and manganese."
The White Mountains are considered the playground for people in the Phoenix and Tucson areas who wish to escape to the cooler temperatures of the higher altitude. It's the home of the Apache/Sitgreaves National Forests and White Mountain Apache Reservation. It is the second highest mountain range in Arizona. It's also home of Smile4u!
In the past few years I've fished a few lakes, hiked a few canyons, found Native American pottery shards and petrified wood, taken quad rides, harvested a Christmas tree from the forest, driven over a few one lane bridges, seen a few waterfalls, floated the creek, seen a couple hundred beautiful sunsets, adopted a homeless cat we named Winslow, explored pueblo ruins of the Native Americans, and spotted herds of elk and antelope.
The Apache/Sitgreaves National Forests, often called the White Mountains, and White Mountain Apache Reservation is the second highest mountain range in Arizona. It is very diverse geographically and culturally and known for it’s outstanding fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, golfing and in the winter months cross-country, downhill skiing and snowmobiling. It is home to more than 400 species of animals including antelope, elk, deer, fish, big horn sheep, mountain lions, black bears and gray wolves. With over 450 miles of streams and 50 lakes with over 2000 surface acres of cold water lakes, many fisherman, bird watchers and hunters are drawn to the area. It also offers winter time recreational fun like skiing and snowmobiling.
Here are a few of my fishing adventures these past few years: I fell in love with Big Lake in November 2015 and included a few photos of fisherman out having fun! It is considered one of the White Mountains best fishing lakes because of its size and amount of trout caught. I asked these guys what they were catching and they said catch and release trout because they had so many fish already.
Fishing at Black Canyon Lake on my 52nd birthday! I caught my face and my middle finger!
The first fish I' caught in the White Mountains was this giant blue gill on the Fort Apache Reservation near the Salt River Canyon! I let him go!
Within two or three hours are some of the most interesting Indian ruins and parks to explore including Canyon de Chelly, Window Rock, Monument Valley, Walnut Canyon and Wuptaki National Monument. My favorite spot to take visitors is to the Wukoki ruin which is part of the Wuptaki National Monument near Flagstaff. It resembles an old castle and is enormous and makes me marvel at how they made it by hand!
If you look closely you can see Buddy standing on the steps on the right hand side!
One of the greatest adventures in my lifetime was my trip in 2017 to Monument Valley which sits about 200 miles NE of Holbrook. I met up with a Navajo guide Roger for a jeep tour of Mystery Valley and Monument Valley. At one point he beckoned me to sit beside him as he painted a Kokopeli with sand on a rock in front of one of the ruins. He first spent a moment touching the rock with his hands, feeling it. I sat quietly and watched so mesmerized by how quickly the image came to life.
Roger had been joking with us that if we listened we would hear the Kokopelis flute calling us to him. Apparently he calls all the ladies, a modern day Casanova. He was said to travel to villages bringing the change of winter to spring, carrying a sack of seeds and songs on his back. He is the source of human conception and everyone would sing and dance when they heard his flute. The next morning every maiden in the village would be with child.
When we were done I said we should say a prayer or something - it was so spiritual. And before we left Roger walked over to the rock and said a quick prayer then used a stick to erase the image. I asked him what he had said in his native tongue and it was something along the lines of "I did not have the right to draw on this rock and I have erased it to show respect."
People often ask me if I miss living in Washington State with her tall pine trees and its an easy answer - NOPE! I love looking across the wide open valley covered in juniper trees, sage brush, native plants, cactus and desert grass. I love watching the colors of the seasons and there's sun for miles no matter what time of year! Home! Char the Explorer : )
Financing Price: $3374 Per Lot
Terms with $0 down payment: $3374 at 8% interest with approximately 38 monthly payments of $100.
Any down payment made Smile4u will match off of the balance.
90 Days Early Bird Payoff with $0 down! If $1687 is paid toward the property within 90 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!
180 Days Work Like A Dog Early Payoff with $0 down! If $2108 of principal is paid in the first 180 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!
The down payment applies to the 90 & 180 day early payoff amounts but we do not match it for the early payoff amounts.
We will write both of the early payoff options into the contract. If at any time during the 90 or 180 day period you hit those amounts we will waive the remaining balance and deed the property to you. Dream big!
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Prior to visiting the property I suggest you study the maps and the satellite image as they tell the story on how to get there. Get a mental picture of how to get to a property from a main road. I frequently write notes on how I got to the property.
Print out the important maps like the parcel map, aerial photo with the GPS coords and street map. These are the maps I use myself if I was going to view the property. You can enter the latitude and longitude into Google or Bing maps by putting a comma between them.
I also suggest you bring a street dedicated GPS like a Garmin, not your phone. Do not rely on your GPS to take you the correct way as she'll take you down miles of roads that aren't the main drags. I've named mine Thelma and Louise because she's tried to drive me off a cliff a few times! If I could just get Brad Pitt to sit in the back seat! : )
Most of the properties I sell are down some kind of dirt road - my favs! Be smart and bring a shovel, water, food, blankets, mace, a dog and anything else you might need if you get stuck for a day or two. I've been stuck in the sand, a marsh, had tires blow out - you name it. Be prepared, be safe, and have fun. She's a beautiful Earth. We only get one shot here - get out there and see all she has to offer. Char the Explorer : )
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Google Maps: We suggest clicking on the "Tilt the view" button located on the bottom right side twice so it rotates the earth until you see the blue sky.
Apache County has a population of about 69,423 and encompasses 11,216 square miles. The Apache and Navajo Indian Reservations cover more than 65.4% of the county and more land is designated Indian Reservation than any other county in the USA. Approximately 21 percent is public land and 13.2 is privately owned so majority of the land is not for sale. Its also home of the Petrified Forest National Park and Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
Adjoining to the west is Navajo County with a population of about 107,500, encompasses 9,960 square miles. Many people think that Arizona is a vast, open desert without vegetation but Navajo County offers Monument Valley, Keams Canyon, part of the Petrified Forest National Park, and the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in North America.
The counties offers extreme diverse regions with the forested White Mountains and green pastures in the south and high, dry, colorful plateau regions to the north. The Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert that we learn about in our elementary school geography books, offer visitors a spectacular journey into prehistoric times.
The dinosaurs originally came to the banks of the Little Colorado River and then the Indians. Pioneer families arrived from the east in the early 1880's. Scattered over the greater portion of the county and especially along the Colorado Chiquita River are many ruins of a prehistoric people. There is plenty of pure spring water in every town and village in the county, constantly fed by the rains and melting snow in the mountains.
The area is gorgeous and not what you would typically think of when you think of the desert. With elevation ranging from 4,000 to 10,000 feet, plush green pastures with animals grazing in the plateau region to the north and the snowcapped ski slopes in the White Mountains to the south offer a picturesque setting. The area has four seasons with warm summer months and a few snow days in the wintertime. The snow usually melts in the lower altitudes in a day or two but the White Mountains become a wintertime playground.
Excellent fishing, hunting and skiing make the White Mountains a year-round recreation area for many living in the hot Phoenix sun. It is home of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests with 8 notable cold water lakes and numerous lakes and reservoirs: Aker Lake, Big Lake, Woods Canyon Lake, Willow Springs Lake,Black Canyon Lake, Chevelon Canyon Lake, Luna Lake, Bear Canyon Lake, Crescent Lake, and Blue River. There are over 680 miles of rivers and streams and the headwaters for the Black, Little Colorado and San Francisco rivers are in the White Mountains.
Click here for the White Mountain Apache Tribe Game and Fish website.
Click here for Arizona Game and Fish
Click here to visit The Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert.
Click here for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.
Click here for the White Mountains Arizona website for recreational opportunities.
Click here for Walnut Canyon National Monument's website.
Click here for Canyon de Chelly National Monument's website.
Click here for Wupatki National Monument's website.
Click here for Rainbow Bridge National Monument's website.
Click here for information on Lake Powell.
Click here for information on Horseshoe Bend.
Click here for information on Monument Valley.
Click here for information on Antelope Canyon.