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HALF MOON RANCH, AZ
part ofCoronado National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Dec 13 2015 Season Dates
OverviewHalf Moon Ranch is a ranch style house located in the east Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains of Coronado National Forest. The house is situated in a dramatic canyon that provides excellent hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding opportunities.
Half Moon Ranch is surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Cochise Stronghold. Located to the west of Sunsites, Arizona in the Dragoon Mountains at an elevation of 5,000 feet, this sparsely wooded area is a protective rampart of granite spires, sheer cliffs, balanced rocks and boulders which were once the refuge of Apache Chief, Cochise.
Rock climbing is long standing in the area, boasting backcountry and protected routes ranging from one to seven pitches in length, and from 5.6 to 5.12 in difficulty. Most approaches are 30-60 minutes in length, although there are a number of known areas that are easily accessible from the roads.
Half Moon Ranch is a seven-room ranch style house, suitable for groups of up to 10 people. The house has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living room, a dining room and a kitchen. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and the second bedroom has both a bunk bed and a single bed. The living room contains two double futons and a fireplace. There are two full baths and a separate dining room with a table and seating for six.
The Half Moon Ranch is located approximately 9 miles west of Sunsites, Arizona. Attractions in the area include the Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, and the Willcox Playa.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Tucson: Take I-10 east to Exit #318 (Dragoon Road). Turn right onto Dragoon Road and travel for approximately 10 miles to the Cochise Stronghold Road. Turn right on Cochise Stronghold Road and travel for approximately 6 miles to Ironwood Road. The paved road dead ends at Ironwood Road. Turn right, and travel for approximately 3 miles to the first creek crossing. The entrance to the Half Moon Ranch is on the left beyond this creek crossing.
Off road vehicle users should be aware that the east Cochise Stronghold has only one road for vehicles. Due to heavy traffic by passenger cars, trucks, RVs, and trailers, it is not recommended for off-road vehicle use.
Mailing Address:HALF MOON RANCH
1900 West Ironwood Road
Pearce AZ 85625
Phone Number:Project Office: (520)364-3468