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Hook Open A Ranch
Cochise County, Arizona


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Saddle and feed barn
Working corrals
Cutting arena with lights
Irrigated permanent pasture
Typical dirt tank
Local residents
South side forest permit
Typical windmill

Main House
Patio of main house
Guest house

Location & Maps

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General whereabouts in Arizona
Tenure map

The ranch headquarters is located 10 miles north of Willcox, AZ on Circle I Road.

There are 768 deeded acres on the ranch. 140 are farmed in irrigated pasture with two new Valley 1/2 circles with a 1000 GPM well. Please see the tenure map above for the details or click here for an enlarged version.

State Grazing Lease #051630
Coronado Forest Permit (Gillman Allotment)

Carrying Capacity
350 head rating on the outside range including the deeded land. The state grazing lease is rated at 236 head adult cattle, while the Forest Service Permit is for 240 head for five months. November 1 though April 1. The farmland is currently irrigated permanent pasture. If it was incorporated into the management plan of the ranch it could possibly run 100 head additional cattle.

Owner's home: A beautifully designed three bedroom, two bath home of burnt adobe construction with two glassed-in screened porches and walk in closets. The yard is fully enclosed with a burnt adobe wall and has a block constructed barbecue grill. The home consists of 2,690 square feet of living area, including the two Arizona rooms.
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Guest house: Located at the headquarters and consists of two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, carpeted living room combination. It is large enough for a small family.
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Hay barn: 42' x 50', with capacity for 100 tons of hay. Two boxcars with a connecting roof over both are used for a tack room, granary and salt storage, and are parallel to the hay barn. The tack room has 50' x 15' overhang covering for all-weather saddling of horses.

Implement barn: 25' x 50', of sheet metal roof construction, located at the ranch.

Horse facilities and barn: 30' x 25', of cement block construction. It has three box stalls for horses. There are 10 fully covered open air horse stalls (12' x 25') of steel metal construction, and a four speed electric hot walker. There is also a roping arena, along with extensive cattle corrals, livestock scale, loading chutes, and holding traps.
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Shop: 25' x 30' with a cement floor. Constructed of burnt adobe. Adjacent to the shop is a parts storage building (20' x 20'). A carport overhang is built off the shop.
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Also included is a chicken barn with outside runs, and dog pens.

Electricity is provided by Sulphur Springs Valley Co-op. Telephone service by Mountain Bell, and gas by Cal Gas (butane).

Water is furnished at the headquarters from two wells with submersible pumps. Only one well is used, but the other is fully equipped in the event of a breakdown. The headquarters pipeline serves three pastures with four drinkers and storage. Stock water is furnished by five wells, (three have windmills, two have submersible pumps), 20 dirt tanks, two springs and one trick tank. The Forest pipeline goes from a spring to a 5000 gallon storage, which serves two drinkers in two pastures. This is an excellent watered ranch.

The 140 acre farm is equipped with two new Valley 1/2 circles and is seeded to Bermuda and native grasses. One irrigation well (1000 GPM) services this 140 acres. This pump is diesel powered.

Ten pastures make it ideal for registered cattle or pasture rotation. Working corrals are central for ease of working cattle.

Area Description
The ranch headquarters is located in the center of the ranch. Summer range consists of slightly rolling hills, while winter range is more mountainous country. Elevation ranges from 4,400 feet at the headquarters to 6,120 feet on the Pinaleno Mountains on the Forest Permit. Rainfall in the area averages from 12 to 14 inches annually, with very little snow, except in the upper elevations.

The main forages (with a new planting of chamisa coming up) on the ranch are alfileria, grama grass, Lehmann love grass, mahogany, mesquite and tobosa, (with a new planting chamis coming up). There is an abundance of wildlife, including mule deer, javalina, quail, dove, and ducks.

The ranch is located just 11 miles from grade school and high school. School bus service is available from South boundary of ranch and Cirle I Road.

Taxes & Fees

1999 Real Estate Taxes
1999 State Grazing Lease
US Forest Service Lease

Water & Minerals
All water and mineral rights held by the owner for this property will be conveyed with the ranch.


Cash, or owner will consider term offer.

This is an extremely nice ranch, located in an excellent water area. The ranch has excellent improvements and is designed with the horseman and cattleman in mind. It certainly must be considered one of the best farm and ranch combinations available in Arizona today.

Offered for sale exclusively by:
R. Gene Sparks
Headquarters West, Ltd.
PO Box 1039
Sonoita, AZ 85637
Phone: (520) 455-5834
Email: gene@headquarterswest.com

Disclaimer: This information was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed by the Broker. Prospective buyers should check all the facts to their satisfaction. The property is subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal.