2200 W. Cedar Road, Portal, Arizona, 85632
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase the Morrow Ranch, half a square mile of Sky Island mountain property in the eastern foothills of the Chiricahua Mountains of Southeastern Arizona! Ten miles west of the New Mexico border (as the hawk flies), and bordered by the Coronado National Forest on the west, this 317.52 acres is a true Paradise for bird-watchers, hikers, hunters, and star-gazers.
This unique property, once owned by author/rancher/lawman R.W. Morrow (see The Chiricahua Journals), is secluded and private, yet it’s easily-accessible from Interstate 10, just twenty miles to the north on the Paradise Road, a county-maintained road running across the eastern half of the property. A scenic 8-mile drive leads southeast to the historic town of Portal; from Portal, it’s only another 9 miles to Rodeo, New Mexico.
Take advantage of abundant hiking and riding trails, or sit on the front deck of your mile-high home and watch whitetail deer play on your grassy foothill slopes. The same vantage point provides breath-taking views to the east of the San Simon Valley, and the Peloncillo Mountains in New Mexico.
The Morrow Ranch features an active natural spring, a creek that runs freely following summer monsoons and winter rains, abundant wildlife, and old-growth pine, juniper, & oak trees. The Ranch has its own registered private well (which has never run dry in more than 60 years) with water at only 30 feet of depth, a 1440-square-foot/3-bedroom manufactured home, barn, corrals, one-room bunkhouse, electricity, phone & internet service, county road, and a barbed-wire fence around the entire property.
Producing vineyards just four miles away (also on land once owned by the Morrow family) indicate this could be a great property for someone wanting to join Arizona's growing wine industry!
This is a location rich in historical, biological, and archeological significance. The Chiricahuas boast a dizzying array of plant and animal life—which is why the American Museum of Natural History long ago located its Southwestern Research Station only six miles to the south of the Morrow Ranch. In the 1800s, these same slopes were home to the legendary Apache chiefs Cochise and Geronimo, as well as the colorful mining boom towns of Galeyville (just south of the Morrow Ranch) and Paradise. (The modern village of Paradise is two miles south on the Paradise/Turkey Creek Road.) Remnants of former inhabitants, including many Native American artifacts, can still be found on the land.