The Rio Verde Ranch's 83.93 acres is completely surrounded by Prescott National Forest and is bisected by the Verde River with approximately half a mile of frontage on both sides of the river. The property sits at an elevation of approximately 4,200 and supports diverse flora and fauna. Topography consists of enjoyable level wetland areas with riparian vegetation along the Verde River and rolling to steeper upland areas both north and south of the river with pinion and juniper grassland vegetation. The building improvements consist of a 3,836 sf main home, 2,388 sf guest home, 40' x 30' barn, a 1,460 sf shop/generator shed and a 384 sf wood shop. The buildings are set in an idyllic setting overlooking the river nestled up against the upland areas.
The Verde River is one of Arizonas major perennial rivers and has a stable base flow between 20 and 25 CFS through the property according to the USGS on site gage, the property has 4.84 acre feet of water rights. The property is completely off the grid, an 11kW Witte diesel generator provides electricity. The Rio Verde Ranch possesses unique recreational opportunities and the Verde River supports extensive riparian and wetland vegetation that makes the area a biological hotspot in the Southwestern U.S.
The Rio Verde Ranch, once owned by the likes of singer Kay Starr, has outstandingly remarkable value with the combination of water and riparian vegetation and may have some of the last remaining functioning wetlands on the Upper Verde River. Areas of the Prescott National Forest around the property have been identified as potential wilderness areas and the Upper Verde River has been proposed for designation as a Wild and Scenic River.
The Rio Verde Ranch is located approximately 25 air miles northeast of Prescott on the Upper Verde River in Yavapai County, Arizona. The physical address is 7555 E. Verde Ranch Road, Paulden, Arizona. Yavapai County maintains Verde Ranch Road (aka Forest Road 635) to the propertys locked gate. Access from Highway 89 on Verde Ranch Road is paved for about the first 1.5 miles, the remaining 7.5 miles are gravel.
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Barn, shop/generator shed, wood shop, well house
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3,836 sf main home and 2,388 sf guest home
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Property sits behind a locked gate
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