Arizona, another Great Horse Property State
with Abundant Scenic Desert Horse Trails
Pictured above is Cave Creek, AZ
Cave Creek, an up-scale horse area in Arizona, with trails for residents throughout the area.
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Picture compliments of Cindy Freitas, Realtor, Peoria, AZ
One description of Cave Creek
is "Cowboy Chic" and chock-full of fun and trails. Its winding
roads afford spectacular mountain views at every turn of the
road and are defining marks of the town's charisma.
That is the description, edited, from the Magazine, Cowboys and
Indians. This up-scale community is 17 miles north of downtown Scottsdale
but it feels worlds away from the Phoenix sprawl. It is not only
scenic, but historically rustic with a population of
approximately 5,000 which makes it a pleasant trip from most of
Arizona. It is named for a mountain stream emanating from an
open-mouthed cavern two miles north of town. Cave Creek is a
quietly refuge that did not even have electricity until 1946.
There are still no traffic
lights and the speed limit throughout town is 25 mph. Cave
Creek has recently become increasingly popular with tourists in
search of authentic Western art, culture and western fun, as
well as its connection to its Native American inhabitants and
gold rush settlers of the late 1860s.
Arizona climate attracts horse enthusiasts for winter horse camping
and trail riding during its very mild winters, especially around the
greater Tucson area which is part of the states desert valleys
allow horse enthusiasts to enjoy their favorite pastime year round;
while abundant wilderness and parklands ensure countless scenic
riding opportunities. During the warm summer months many riders take
advantage of the cool mornings and spectacular sunsets to head out
on the trails.
Trail Riding in Canyon De Chelly - (see below) on Navajo Land is an
unforgettable experience. Dave and Marie Griffith, of this website,
spent 3 days with a Navajo Guide along with members of their Taos Saddle
Club in 2008.
Click here for Pictures and Information
on this most beautiful horse ride.
Canyon De Chelly
Portal, Arizona (adjacent to Rodeo, NM) is the home of the
Chiricahua Mountains on the
Arizona side of its border, which cover over 325,000 acres including the
Coronado National Forest
Wilderness, and the Chiricahua National Monument. Here you will
find beautiful mountains, canyons, and desert grasslands
to ride your horses, enjoy open space, star-gazing, beauty, solitude, and,
for bird-watchers, enjoy over 300 variety of birds.
Horse owners concerned with locating lush pasture
land in the mostly arid climate can rest assured that Arizona
produces some of the highest quality and most nutrient rich hay in
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Another Noted Trail Area: The Spur Cross Conservation area: This
conservation area encompasses 2,154 acres of diverse, rugged
upper Sonoran Desert. The north Valley location contains
fascinating archaeology sites and lush riparian areas along Cave
Creek, which flows throughout the winter months. Remnants of
early mining and ranching, from which the park gets its name,
are still apparent in the park. This area is a must see for all
wildflower lovers in the spring. The abundant vegetation present
in the conservation area provides a rich habitat for a diverse
assemblage of wildlife.
Arizona has more
National Parks and Monuments than any other southwestern state.
Arizona is filled with alkali canyon formations, ghostly
deserts, mountains, cactus, and endless scenic destinations,
such as the red rock wilderness of Oak Creek Canyon that
terminates in Sedona, the spider rocks of Canyon De Chelly
National Monument, and perhaps most famous, the vast splendor of
the Grand Canyon. [click here to expand] Arizona has a larger
amount of land designated as Indian reservation than any other
state in the country; resident tribes include Hopi, Navajo, and
Apache, and there are also ruins from the ancient Anasazi
civilization who lived in Arizona in the twelfth century.
Earlier indigenous cultures could have lived in the region as
early as 25,000 B.C.
As a sun-belt state, Arizona is a popular winter resort and
retirement destination, but Arizona also has elevated regions
where the seasons are extreme.
The Sonoran Desert in Southwest
Arizona, which extends into California and Mexico, is hot and
arid but has a highly diverse range of wildlife. Arizona ranches
for sale, particularly cattle ranches, Arizona land for sale,
Arizona horse properties, and rural homes on acreage can be
found in the outskirts of metropolitan areas and in small town
communities throughout Arizona. And, thanks to major irrigation
projects sponsored by the state, Arizona farms for sale can be
found in many areas of the state. Arizona’s warm climate is
suitable for many vegetables, but cattle and dairy goods are
Arizona’s most valuable farm products.
Manufacturing is the leading economic activity in Arizona with
high tech industries leading the way. Arizona has abundant
mineral resources and leads the nation in copper production. The
year 2000 census showed Arizona to be the fastest growing state
in the nation.
Route 66, a highway that once extended from Los Angeles to
Chicago, and which has been the source for songs, films, and
legends since it was first built in the 1920’s, cuts through
Arizona, and although the route was replaced by Interstate 40 in
the 1960’s, still a section of it is preserved from Topock on
the Colorado River to Kingman to Ash Fork east of Seligman, and
another part of it runs through Williams.
Rural real estate for sale in Arizona includes ranches, farms,
rural homes, and horse property. Many large equestrian
facilities enjoy the year-round sunshine that Arizona provides.
Arizona horse properties for sale offer a wide range of
selections. Some Arizona ranches for sale can function as dude
ranches. Many offerings of Arizona land for sale can be
subdivided into smaller parcels. Arizona has long been one of
the most popular retirement states in the nation, which is
reflected in the remarkable population growth that has occurred
in the last few decades.
Below you will find properties with details for rural real
estate for sale in Arizona.
Population: 7,100,000 Appx.
Sunshine: 225 plus days per year
Land area: 113,635 sq miles (294,315 sq km)
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