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Palo Alto Ranch
Pima County, Arizona



Please click on either the location or tenure map for a bigger version
General whereabouts
A more specific location map
Tenure map of the property

The Palo Alto Ranch is located approximately 36 miles southwest of Tucson in the Altar Valley. State Highway 286 bisects the ranch and provides paved access to the deeded land and headquarters.

Area Description
The Ranch is located in the Altar Valley, which is a broad north-south valley bounded by the Baboquivari Mountains and Sierrita Mountains. The majority of land in this valley is devoted to cattle ranching with very little development. To the south of the ranch is the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge which provides an excellent buffer from further development.

Land tenure
# Acres
Approx deeded
Approx. state lease

Please see the tenure map above for the details on these parcels or click here for an enlarged version.

Carrying Capacity
The Ranch will carry approximately 375 head on a yearlong basis. The State Grazing Lease is rated at 349 head annually.

Climate, Elevation, & Vegetation
Summer highs are in the lower 100's and winter lows in the uppers. Rainfall is approximately 12" annually. The elevation ranges between 2,800' and 3,300'. The vegetation can be classified as Desert Grassland with Mesquite, Grama, and Lovegresses, Guajilla and annual species.

The headquarters consists of a 4,200 square foot adobe house (please see the picture above) that was built in approximately 1885 and is said to be one of the oldest houses in the valley. There is also a barn, storage shed, mobile home and shipping corrals at the headquarters.

There are five wells and seven dirt stock tanks on the ranch. There are five acre-feet of Type 2 non-irrigation Grandfathered Rights and 61.80 acre-feet of Irrigation Grandfathered Rights associated with these wells.

Electricity and telephone are available at the Headquarters and throughout most of the deeded land. Propane can be purchased from local suppliers.

The deeded land is zoned RH-Rural Homestead. This is a Pima County designation that allows for minimum lot size of 180,000 square feet.

Taxes & Fees

1998 Real Estate Taxes
1999 State Grazing Fees

The Palo Alto Ranch has excellent access to Tucson yet is located in a very rural, scenic valley. This area has a long-standing ranching history with many multi-generational families still ranching in the valley. The headquarters home is a very historic structure, which at one time was a stagecoach stop on the Altar road. Very rarely does a property with such attributes comes on the market.


Offered for sale exclusively by:
Walter Lane
4582 N 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: (520) 792-2652
Fax: (520) 792-2629
Email: info@headquarterswest.com

Web: www.headquarterswest.com

Disclaimer: All acreage quantities quotes are approximate. 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.