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Muleshoe Ranch Preserve

The Nature Conservancy
Muleshoe Ranch Road
Willcox, Arizona 85643
Muleshoe Ranch Preserve webpage

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Coordinates: 32.337, -110.2367
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About Muleshoe Ranch Preserve
The Muleshoe Ranch Cooperative Management Area is 49,120 acres of rugged beauty, lush riparian areas and an array of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. This area is a mosaic of public and private land cooperatively managed by The Nature Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management and Coronado National Forest. These three partners work together to conserve and enhance the unique ecosystems found here and to protect endangered species, as well as the areas they depend on.

Day visitors have year-round access to the headquarters trail network from the day visitor parking lot located just south of the Muleshoe Ranch headquarters gate.

All Muleshoe Ranch headquarters buildings and the hot springs are closed to day visitors and open only to overnight casita guests.

All regulations and guidelines pertaining to public lands, including wilderness areas, apply to BLM and USFS lands within the CMA. Access to the CMA by vehicle, horseback, or hiking is provided via Jackson Cabin Road. However, this road is limited to high clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles only, since it is very rough, not well maintained, and subject to regular washouts. Drivers assume this risk. Day hikers wishing to drive to Bass Canyon via Jackson Cabin Road are asked to park in the designated area found in the canyon.

A map of the CMA is posted at the welcome kiosk located at the entrance to the 4-wheel drive road. You will also find brochures and other information at this site. The Jackson Cabin Road passes through private property owned by The Nature Conservancy. Please respect its posted regulations. All visitors are required to sign in and out at the kiosk.

Charming, historic casita rentals are available for members of The Nature Conservancy including exclusive use of natural hot spring tubs. Available October through April.
From Muleshoe Ranch Preserve webpage