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Walking J Ranch
Santa Cruz County, Arizona


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The Walking J is located 12.5 miles southeast of Patagonia, Arizona in Santa Cruz County’s exclusive and beautiful San Rafael Valley. From Patagonia, the driving distance to the ranch is about seventeen miles. From Sonoita, traveling through Canelo Pass, it is about 28.5 miles to the ranch house.

General description
The Walking J Ranch is a two hundred acre parcel of prime Southeastern Arizona grazing land. The ranch’s topography is gently rolling, and varies from large, open, grassy swales to oak tree-studded hills along its boundary with the Coronado National Forest. Cherry Creek and several of its tributaries pass through the Walking J on their way to the Santa Cruz River. The Walking J enjoys a high degree of privacy, beauty, and spectacular views.

Climate, elevation and precipitation
The general elevation of the ranch is 4,900 feet above sea level. Its climate is exceptional for year-round living, ranching, and recreation. Summers and winters are relatively mild, and annual rainfall usually ranges between 14 and 16 inches. Summer daytime temperatures seldom reach 100º F, and generally run in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s; summer nights are cool. Winter days are pleasant, with afternoon temperatures usually in the 60’s and, occasionally, in the 70’s and even the lower 80’s. From November through March, nights frequently bring temperatures below freezing in the early hours of the morning. Occasionally, there is snow.

Forage and vegetation
Predominantly rolling grassland, there is a strong variety of grasses, forbs, shrubs and trees on the Walking J Ranch. Outstanding perennial grasses include blue grama, sideoats grama, hairy grama, sprucetop grama, plains lovegrass, green sprangletop, vine mesquite, Texas timothy, curly mesquite, cane beardgrass, and several others. A few good annuals are also present in the plant community. Shrubby species include cliff rose, manzanita, mountain mahogany, ceanothus, and mountain laurel. Blue, white, and Emory oak trees, as well as alligator juniper trees, can be found in considerable numbers on the property. Some of the trees are very large.

The primary ranch improvement is a combination ranch house and shop. Construction of the large shop that included an apartment began in 1999. In 2006, the living facilities were expanded. Straw bale construction was employed for the exterior walls of the addition, and ducting was installed for delivering air conditioning by forced air gas. Radiant heating was employed in the floors of the addition.

For a while, the ranch was the home of Coronado Outfitters. A number of organized trail rides were successfully hosted at the ranch. Among the improvements that were built to accommodate trail riders was a large, steel ramada at the site of the principal campground.

Additional improvements include pipelines for water delivery to various points on the ranch, a small set of steel corrals, and pasture division fences.

Water is supplied by a private well on the ranch. Electrical power is supplied by Unisource; telephone service is provided by Qwest. High speed internet is available on the property. Sewage treatment and disposal is accomplished by septic tank and leaching field.

Elementary school education is provided by the Patagonia Elementary School. High school students attend the Patagonia Union High School. Both schools are located in Patagonia; the school district provides bus service to the San Rafael Valley.

Price, terms, and conditions
The Walking J Ranch is for sale for $2,000,000 cash, or present terms offer.

Offered for sale exclusively by:
Headquarters West, Ltd.
Fred Baker
PO BOX 1039
Sonoita, AZ 85637
Phone (520) 455-5834; Cell (520) 603-3040

Email: info@headquarterswest.com

Web: www.headquarterswest.com/walkingj

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.