For Sale
Walnut Springs Ranch
P.O. Box 207
Pearce, AZ 85625

Tel: 702-622-0026

40 deeded acres with cattle grazing permit for 72 AUMs on Coronado National Forest - $175,000
with option to buy another 710 acres of deeded land at $1,100/acre
Walnut Springs Ranch is located in southeastern Arizona on the southeast slope of the Dragoon Mountains at an elevation of about 5,000 msl, and it's about an hour and a half from Tucson. The property is bounded by the Dragoon Mountains to the west, U.S. Forest Service land to the north, state land to the east, and another privately owned cattle ranch to the south. It is a remote and pristine piece of property with beautiful views in all directions.

The ranch consists of 750 acres of deeded land, 133 acres of state leased land, and 5 sections of leased U.S. Forest Service land for grazing cattle. A 72 cow/calf combination per month for 10 months has just been signed for the 2010-2011 season. The land has been rested for the past three years so grass is abundant. There is ample deeded land ( adverse lease available, or land can also be purchased) and leased state land ( lease can be transferred) to graze the cattle during the two months they will be removed from the national forest.

The property is very remote and living there is like going back in time to yesteryear. Access is through a locked gate on a neighbor's land and then it's a five mile drive on a dirt road to the ranch headquarters, shown in the top photo. Cattle have been run and stock trailers have no trouble coming and going. The ranch receives it's water from six springs located along the foothills of the Dragoon Mountains. Water to the headquarters is supplied by a holding tank that is fed by two of the springs and water is plentiful. The nearest power pole is 2 1/2 miles away and electricity is supplied by solar and/or generator.

The ranch headquarters is a 750 square foot, two bedroom, one bathroom house. It has gas for cooking and heating although firewood is plentiful and a fireplace is used and keeps the place warm in the wintertime. Cell phone service and internet access are presently being used through Verizon and the signal is strong.

The forest service land is divided into two pastures and a project is presently underway to integrate a coordinated resource management plan for the property. Agencies involved include the U.S. Forest Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and the Arizona Land Department. The Arizona Land Department has committed to contributing half the money for a well, solar pump, and holding tank on the deeded land if the NRCS will contribute the other half and the NRCS has been out to the property to begin the coordinated management plan.

There is a threatened creature, the Chiricahua leopard frog, on the property and there are plans to develop habitat for the frog in conjunction with improving water for the cattle and the Arizona Game and Fish Department is interested in, perhaps, contributing money for the frog through its Safe Harbor program.

All agencies involved with the management plan are interested in improving the habitat for both cattle and the indigenous wildlife. Great possibilities exist that can be carried on by the new owner, if desired.


Price for the 40 acres and grazing permit is $175,000
An additional 710 contiguous acres can be purchased for $1,100 per acre. Contiguous with the deeded land is another 133 acres of state land which is available for lease.

For more information, please call Crystal Elias at: 520-507-3520 or Dick Beck at 702-622-0026
or e-mail Crystal at or Dick at
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