Approximately 18 percent of land in the State of Arizona is privately held; deeded land is scarce and simply not as plentiful as in other western states due to the high percentage of government-owned land. A ranch the size of Bar Boot, offering 14,408± contiguous, deeded acres and including a combined total of 25,515± acres of leased land being presented to the market, is an absolute rarity. Located 21 miles north of Douglas and two hours southeast of Tucson, in the vast Turkey Creek watershed. The ranch is ideally situated on the east side of the Swisshelm Mountains and on the west side of the Chiricahua Mountains, and also adjacent to the Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua Wilderness Area.
The ranch has been expertly managed and the water resources have been extensively developed throughout the ranch. Including, thousands of gabions, hundreds of dirt tanks, strategically located water catchments, numerous ponds and several small lakes. The property possesses tremendous biodiversity ranging from Orvis endorsed quail habitat, extensive creek bottom, diverse topography, plentiful wildlife habitat, prolific rock outcroppings, six different soil types, a variety of grasses, and situated between two mountain ranges featuring multiple steep gradient drainages that directly feed the lower elevation bottom land. The land is characterized by a variety of oak species, old growth cottonwoods, sycamore, juniper, pinon pines, cholla and yucca cactus. Set in a dramatically scenic landscape, featuring panoramic long distance views, the land is extremely well protected, ideally located in its own sheltered and protected valley, ensuring the utmost privacy and seclusion.
In 2008, Ms. Valer Clark, received a conservation management award; the “Conservationist of the Year” from the Arizona Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, and the 2008 National Wetlands Award for landowner stewardship. Her restorative habitat work is recognized around the globe. The owner has worked tirelessly, installing thousands of gabion/rock structures to promote water retention, prevent erosion and increase soil levels. Bar Boot Ranch is an example of her lifelong passion, work ethic and stewardship.
Offered in cooperation with Marty Ryan of First United Realty.
Just the Facts
• 14,408± deeded acres
• Located in Cochise County, Arizona approximately 2 hours southeast of Tucson
• Douglas, Arizona is 21 miles south and the small town of Elfrida is 13 miles northwest
• Bar Boot grazing allotment is 11,002± leased acres and contiguous to Bar Boot Ranch
• Turkey Creek grazing allotment is 13,449 leased acres (non-contiguous to Bar Boot Ranch)
• 640± acres of State grazing lease
• 424± acres of BLM grazing allotment
• 14 water wells
• Adjacent to Coronado National Forest
• Adjacent to Chiricahua Wilderness Area
• Three ranch homes and large shop/storage building
• Livestock corrals, sorting pens and handling facilities
• Leslie Canyon County Road splits the ranch, north to south
• Private and secluded, located in a large basin bordered by the Swisshelm and Chiricahua Mountains
• 4,800 to 6,300 feet
• Up to 18 inches of annual precipitation
• Protected by Conservation Easement held by US Fish and Wildlife Service
• Located within the Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge
• The ranch has historically supported 650 head according to US Fish and Wildlife
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
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