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Listing: Navajo County, AZ T17N R17E Sec 30 in the NE4 is 5 acres with an old cabin!

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My cabin sitting at the rock edge of Babbit Tank Canyon, a tributary to Chevelon Canyon in Winslow, Arizona! The reddish colors in the stone and plants is unlike anything I've ever owned! Funny I fell in love with a little diamond in the rough tar paper shack!


5 Acres With a Tar Paper Cabin/Shack Sitting at the Edge of Babbit Tank Canyon Between Winslow and Holbrook, Arizona!

Babbit Tank Canyon is a Tributary to Chevelon Canyon Which is a Tributary to the Little Colorado River - Yep Cool!

Sits About 600 Feet From Babbit Tank, A Man Made Rock Damn That Captures the Water Runoff Into the Canyon Into a Pond Area Using the Natural Land Contour of the Canyon!

The Rustic Cabin That Needs Some TLC Sits On a Cool Rock That Has Natural Depressions and Collects Little Pools of Water When it Rains! These Rocks Are the Beginning of the Edge of the Canyon and the Water Runs Down to the Tank! Yep It Just Got Even Cooler!

There's a View of the San Francisco Peaks Which Sit Just to the N of Flagstaff with Humpherys Peak at 12,633 Feet, the Tallest Peak in Arizona!

Interesting Peaks of the Painted Desert Popping Out of the Colorado Plateau Across the Valley From the NW to the NE!

I've Collected About 4000 Pounds of Petrified Wood That Had Been Thrown Into Piles By the Cabin Over the Years By People Exploring the Canyon - What Ever's Left is Yours! That's Two Thumbs Up Cool!

All Right That's Enough For Now - I'm Off to Go Hang Out Here Again!

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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T17N R17E Sec 30 NW4SW4NW4NE4 & NE4SW4NW4NE4
Status: Unlisted
Sale: $9,500.00 Cash.

See Listing For Owner Financing Price and Terms

State: AZ
County: Navajo
APN: 108-14-083A Legal Description: T17N R17E Section 30, NW4SW4NW4NE4
APN: 108-14-084A Legal Description: T17N R17E Sec 30 Tract K-2
City: Winslow Winslow is 21.4 miles NW
Holbrook is 32 miles NE
Flagstaff is 79 miles NW
Gallup is 149 miles E
Phoenix is 221 miles SW
Albuquerque is 288 miles E
Las Vegas is 324 miles W
Parcel Size: 2 adjoining 2.5 acre lots Totals 5 acres
Roads: Dedicated Easement
Power: Solar, Generator Needs installation.
Water: Well, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Click here to visit the Arizona Department of Water Resources website for information about well permits.
Sewer: Septic, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Click here to visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality website for waste water (Septic) treatment facilities.

If you scroll to the bottom there is a link called Design Critera, Septic Tanks.
Liens: No
Deed Type: Special Warranty Deed
CCRs: No
Title Marketable: Yes
Property Tax: 9.36 Per Lot. Annually. Paid current. Future tax notices are buyer's responsibility.
POA Dues: 0.00
Doc Prep Fee: 150.00 To be added to the purchase price for document preparation.
Zoning: A-General Allows for homes and manufactured homes.

Allows for horses with required 600 sq ft corral space per horse.

Click here for a link to the zoning.

Allows up to 30 days RV use per year. A temporary RV permit is available when in the process of building.

Click here for a link to RV use.
Time Restrictions: No
Other Information: Recreation Click here to visit The Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert

Click here for fishing in the White Mountains on the Arizona Game and Fish website.

Click here for recreation in the Apache and Sitgreaves National Forests. There are more than 400 miles of rivers and streams and 50 lakes in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and White Mountain Apache Reservation.

Click here for the White Mountain Apache Tribe Game and Fish website.

Click here for the Meteor Crater

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Photo Information

All of the photos were taken in February 2018 of T17N R17E Sec 30 NW4SW4NW4NE4 & NE4SW4NW4NE4 and the surrounding views.

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Make sure to check the map section to see where photos were taken in relation to the property being sold in case the above named property is not the property being sold in this listing.


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5 acres of land for sale in Winslow, Arizona with a small tar paper cabin sitting at the edge of Babbit Tank Canyon which is a tributary to Chevelon Canyon! There's quit a bit of petrified wood strewn about the property and views of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff and the Painted Desert! It's close to Holbrook between Flagstaff and Gallup, New Mexico about 3.5 hours NE of Phoenix.

All of the photos were taken of the property and its surrounding views. There are a ton of roads out to the area and the GPS definitely doesn't line up with whats going on so be sure and read the notes below and view the maps on how to reach this property. Most of the roads out to the area are graveled and then its dirt for about 2 miles. You would be able to reach it in a car if you go slow but a truck would definitely be better.

You need to come in from the road that leads about 3/4 of a mile to the SW. You sort of lose this road as it goes over some large flat rock areas but eventually it shows up again and there is a tall metal stake where it bends to the north and cuts thru between an abandoned cabin and a couple rv's, one that is turned on its side. It then bends to the east and leads just below the property. Please study the maps.

There is a neighbor to the south about 2.5 acres away and please do not drive thru her property like I did! It is not the easement to the property and you will need to come in from west not from the south! The road that comes in from the west bends to the north as you almost get to the north of her house. She was a very nice lady and patient with my questions. She said she has been living out here for 20 years!

This property has a small cabin/shed that needs some TLC. The outside was covered in tar paper looking stuff - not sure what else to call it. It needs to be redone. The inside has a very rustic staircase made with old tree limbs that leads up to a half loft above. I thought the banister was pretty good workmanship and I loved the old trees being used - very rustic! I had someone replace some of the plywood floor upstairs that was getting soft.

We have cleaned it up since the photos were taken and there remains a pile of wood that needs burnt. I need to get a burning permit to do so. There are some glass windows we stored inside the cabin and one of the windows on the cabin is broken.

This is not a livable structure but rather a place where you would pull in your RV and hang out. I stood in it during a wind storm and it was pretty solid.

The east side of the property is not rocky like the west side but rather flat with scattered vegetation and a few trees as seen in the photos. This 5 acres is actually made up of two adjoining 2.5 acre parcels. We purposely found the adjoining lot to add to the edge of the canyon on the west side. We are not willing to separate them and are selling it all as one!

The cabin does sit at the very edge of the property line. I would keep it here even though it encroaches the set back as it has been here for years and no one has complained about it. You could consider moving the cabin a bit to the north or try and buy the adjoining lot to the south.

The neighbor in the home further South said her son is the person that owns the lot that is in between ours. She is aware of the petrified wood that sits on his side of the property line. Please do not disturb it or run over it accidentally!

From the N to the NE is a view of the Painted Desert hills popping out of the Colorado Plateau! To the NW is a pretty view across the valley of San Francisco Peaks which sit just to the N of Flagstaff with Humphreys Peak at 12,633 Feet, the tallest peak in Arizona!

It sits about 600 feet south of Babbit Tank which is a man made rock dam that catches the water runoff from this canyon into a pond area using the natural contour of the canyon. Babbit Tank Canyon is a tributary to Chevelon Canyon which is a tributary to the Little Colorado River! The colors along the sides of this canyon are stunning and my photos do not do any justice!

While talking to my friends from this area about this cool little treasure I bought and they've sure educated me on just what this place is! Many are familiar with Chevelon Canyon which flows from the Apache Sitgreaves Forest near Heber north to the Little Colorado River near Winslow. There's an old one lane bridge that crosses Chevelon Canyon near Joseph City that really gives you a great idea of just how big this canyon is! A few people hunt antelope out in this area and have hiked this part of the canyon before.

McHood Park sits along Clear Creek about 6 miles SE of Winslow and is a favorite spot for the locals to float the river, climb the canyon walls and fish! I spent an afternoon out here floating this lazy creek!

A friend of mine who is really into local history told me about the Babbitt family who came to Flagstaff in 1886 and set up a ranching and mercantile empire that ranged from Dodge City, KS to southern California! Their family ventures have included cattle, sheep, trading post, automobile dealership, mining, mayor of Flagstaff, State Senator, and Arizona Governor. Still today they are known for their top quality cattle and their horses still carry the legendary Hashknife brand. In 2001 they set aside 41,000 acres for open space to create Arizona's largest conservation easement in agreement with the Nature Conservancy and Coconino County.

We have spent several days cleaning up the property. I hauled away quite a bit of the old scrap metal and junk that is seen in the photos.

I removed about 4000 pounds of Petrified Wood that had been thrown into piles by the cabin over the years by people exploring the canyon as seen in the photos. What ever is left over is yours and there is still a bit strewn about.

When I usually buy something that has an old shed or junk strewn about we turn around and flip it as is. Amber asked me why I had spent so much time out here cleaning it up as that costs money! I pondered that for a few days before the answer came to me. I told her I wanted to keep it for myself! I've taken four hikes down into the canyon already yet I've only barely stepped foot in it! I've been so busy working when I'm there and not near enough time to explore the canyon yet.

Most of what is above was written when I sold this property in 2018. An unfortunate situation has me owning it again. And I'm off to visit her once again! Hot Dog! Char the Explorer : )

Financing Price: $15,000

Terms with $500 down payment: $14,500 at 8% interest with approximately 59 monthly payments of $300.

90 Days Early Bird Payoff with $500 down! If $9500 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 $500 down! If $11,875 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!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing.


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Property Maps

Google Maps and Bing Maps links for those customers who would like to research the street and aerial views further:

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.

Google Interactive Map at the southern point where the road meets the property.

Bing Maps: We suggest clicking the "Bird's eye" link on the top and then aerial.

Bing Maps link at the southern point where the road meets the property.

Approximate parcel GPS coordinates:

Parcel T17N R17E Sec 30 Tract K-2
Latitude: 34.848125
Longitude: -110.578735
Coordinate location: From the S edge where the cabin is.


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Apache and Navajo County Area Information

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.


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Sales Process and Terms

Please conduct your due diligence research and be sure to ask all questions prior to hitting the "Buy Now" button below.

All of the maps and information provided in this listing are intended to assist you in your due diligence research. We try and include many resources that we use ourselves. Over the years we have found information to be incorrect like a road that shows on an aerial photo or street map that we can't find because it is overgrown or doesn't exist or a difference in GPS settings. So while we try and include as much of this information as possible we greatly encourage you to carefully do your research to be sure the property suits your needs.

If you would like to purchase this property click on the "Buy It Now" button at the bottom of the listing. A form will ask for your name, email address and phone number. There is a box to indicate if you are purchasing if for cash or financing. Once you click submit it will change the Status at the top of the listing from "Available" to "Sale Pending". We will hold it for you for 3 days. We will then send you an email that confirms our agreement and our process to complete the transaction. Please contact us within 24 hours of receiving that email from us and we will continue to hold the property for you.

Payment is due within 3 days unless prior arrangements are made. You can either send a cashier's checks or money orders, or you can call the office with a debit or a credit card. We often have several interested buyers in the same property and in fairness we keep the property available until someone is 100% prepared to complete the transaction.

If purchasing for cash, once we have received payment we will prepare all documents necessary to transfer ownership and even include a check to cover all recording fees and transfer taxes as well. It's all part of the non-refundable $150 doc prep fee!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing. PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT PRIOR TO CLICKING THE BUY IT NOW BUTTON FOR CONTRACTS!

With our sincere thanks,

Charlotte and Amber : )

Please feel free to call Char at 360-550-8943 with any questions!

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