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Chiricahua National Monument
The Chiricahua Mountain Range is an inactive volcanic range 20 miles wide and 40 miles long. At the northern end of the range is an extraordinary area of striking geological features and enormous biodiversity. Tucked deep into these steep, forested valleys and beneath the craggy peaks are the rem...
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Muleshoe Ranch Cooperative Management Area
Description: This remote area, jointly owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service, protects a wide variety of habitats. The plant diversity ranges from saguaro cactus to ponderosa pine forest and contains some of Arizona's best remaining native fish and riparian habitats.

Wildlife to Watch: Six perennial streams provide habitat for five native fish: Gila chub, longfin dace, speckled dace and two species of suckers. The ranch is also home to bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer, black bear, and mountain lion. Smaller mammals include raccoon, coatimundi, and javelina. Two hundred bird species can be seen here and include zone-tailed and gray hawks, common black-hawk, broad-billed hummingbird, bridled titmouse, summer tanager, hooded oriole, and acorn woodpecker. A variety of reptiles and amphibians inhabit the riparian corridor and adjacent desert scrub and woodlands. Red-spotted toad, black-necked gartersnake, Clark’s spiny lizard, Gila monster, and many others may be found on site.

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Other Activities: 22 miles, variable levels of difficulty. The Jackson Cabin Road provides access from the ranch headquarters to the BLM Redfield Canyon Wilderness and the USFS Galiuro Wilderness.

Ownership: The Nature Conservancy, BLM and NFS 
Size: 49,120 acres 
Closest Town: Willcox

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Bighorn Ram - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
Take I-10 east to Willcox, exit 340. After exiting, go south to the first right turn, Bisbee Avenue. Follow Bisbee Avenue to Airport Rd. Turn right on Airport Rd. After about 15 miles, take the right fork at Muleshoe Ranch Road, and follow for another 14 miles to the Muleshoe Ranch Headquarters.

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Muleshoe Ranch Cooperative Management Area : Wildlife Viewing Area