Double U Ranch
- 9,555 contiguous acres consisting of 6,315.07 deeded land and a 3,240 acre Arizona State Land
- 1,847 square foot three bedroom, one bath, historical home
FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET!! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a working cattle ranch on one of the largest remaining contiguous acres of private land in the rapidly growing State of Arizona.
The historic Double U Ranch located at the foothills of the scenic Dragoon Mountains near Tombstone, Arizona in Cochise County. Situated in the San Pedro Valley of the Sonoran Desert in southeastern Arizona, the ranch contains incredibly beautiful views and vistas. The area is one of the most temperate regions in North America with average summer temperatures of 88 degrees and mild winters. The unique habitat of the San Pedro Valley provides home to 335 species of birds, 82 species of mammals and 47 species of amphibians and reptiles. The ranch is located between the unique “sky islands” of the Huachuca Mountains and Chirachuas which rise to over 10,000 feet providing a diverse unique habitat for a myriad of recreational activities. The rolling hills and grasslands of the Double U Ranch provides an excellent location for a profitable cattle operation.
The Double U Ranch consists of 9,555 contiguous acres consisting of 6,315.07 deeded land and a 3,240 acre Arizona State Land grazing lease. This working cattle ranch has excellent feed, plentiful water and gentle terrain with good fences, roads and range improvements. Owner has historically run 600 Angus and Brangus mother cows year long.
The Double U Ranch is easy to manage, resulting in a profitable operation on one of the largest contiguous deeded land parcels in the state of Arizona. Exterior fences are locked, limiting access and protecting the livestock operation. Waters are certificated and located strategically around the ranch providing cattle water through a system of windmills, solar pumps, storage tanks, pipelines and drinkers. Interior fences and working corrals facilitate the ease of operation whether branding in the spring or sorting and shipping throughout the year. The two primary livestock sale barns are located close to the ranch. Travel to Willcox Livestock can take place in less than an hour, Marana Livestock is less than two hours away.
Excluding public use has created excellent, unspoiled mule deer and white tail deer habitat. In addition to other small game species, remarkably all three types of quail, (Gambel, Mearnes and Scaled) are plentiful on the ranch. The Double U has become a private hunting preserve offering opportunity to harvest exceptional bucks and plentiful small game harvests.
The views, vistas, wildlife, location and terrain make this large undeveloped parcel of real property an excellent candidate for a subdivision. Located within two hours of Tucson, near the historic towns of Tombstone and Bisbee. Excellent, temperate climate, proximity to Mexico all make this a perfect parcel for future rural, subdivision development.
LOCATION: The Double U Ranch is located approximately 14 miles from historic Tombstone in southern Arizona.
LAND TENURE: The Double U Ranch consists of 9,555 contiguous acres consisting of 6,315.07 deeded land and a 3,240 acre Arizona State Land grazing lease which was just renewed in 2023.
IMPROVEMENTS: There is a 1,847 square foot three bedroom, one bath, historical home on the property. In addition, there is a small bunkhouse along with two additional storage buildings. The barn/workshop and corrals also are located on the headquarters in addition to a hay barn with a storage area/open garage attached.
WATER IMPROVEMENTS: The ranch is well watered throughout by several windmills and wells with solar pumps. Various holding tanks, pipeline and dirt tanks also serve as resources for water supply.
ELEVATION: Elevation of the ranch ranges from 4,500 – 4,790’.
WILDLIFE: Abundant Mule Deer, White Tail, Bear, Mountain Lion, Javelina and Coyote along with numerous small mammals and many bird species including large populations of Gambel’s, Scaled and Mearnes’ Quail.
VEGETATION: There is a variety of vegetation located on the ranch including, but not limited to: Blue Grama, Black Grama, Spruce Top Grama, Sideoats Grama, Plains Bristlegrass, Green Sprangletop, Arizona Cottontop, Bush Muhly, Plains Lovegrass, Lehmann Lovegrass and Boer Lovegrass. The ranch also has an abundance of mesquite trees yielding a great harvest of mesquite beans each year.
CLIMATE: Tombstone’s typical annual precipitation is 14” with an average of 87 days of rain. Summer highs average mid 90’s and winter lows average mid 30’s.
UTILITIES: The ranch has electricity and a propane tank at the headquarters and is serviced by a well and conventional septic system.
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*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 withdraw.