Dragoon Mountain Ranch is a 14k acre gated community with electric, community well surrounded by stunning mountain views and adjoining 52,000 acres of the Coronado National Forest and thousands more acres of State Trust Land. Wild burros, javalina, coyotes, antelope and tons of other wildlife live abundantly here. This community of site built homes is near Tucson, Sierra Vista Benson, Bisbee, and Willcox for tons of amenity options. Horseback riding, hiking, biking, and so much more! It’s cooler in summer than Phoenix or Tucson and light snow in the winter gives you all four seasons.
TBD E Council Rock Road, Saint David, AZ 85630
DRAGOON MOUNTAIN RANCH UNIT 3 LOT 1 36.17AC 3-08 LV MAP BOOK
$125 x 2 annually
Nearby Attractions and Amenities
Fan of Western movies? Then there’s no doubt you’re already familiar with Tombstone and the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
But instead of walking in the footsteps of Kurt Russell on some Hollywood set, walk the wooden boardwalks along the dusty main drag in the real mining town of Tombstone.
After getting its start as a silver mining claim in the late-1870s, the settlement grew along with its Tough Nut Mine, becoming a bustling boomtown of the Wild West. From opera and theater to dance halls and brothels, Tombstone offered much-needed entertainment to the miners after a long shift underground. In 1886, the mines flooded and hit rock bottom, and the miners moved on to the next claim.
But the “Town Too Tough to Die” didn’t earn its nickname name for nothing.
Now a tourist hotspot, you can still hang up your cowboy hat and dust off your chaps in the numerous saloons, restaurants, and shops that line Allen Street – each building with its own story to tell. Begin your tour at the old Tombstone Courthouse, now a museum, and be a part of the action with live reenactments of the shootouts that made the town famous held on every corner – the most notable at the iconic O.K. Corral
Downtown Bisbee Arizona
As with all worthwhile treasures, Bisbee is a hidden gem tucked just beyond the point where you think you’ve gone too far as you approach Arizona’s southernmost border. In Bisbee, however, there’s no such thing as going too far; unless of course, you live more than 70 steps up on one of Bisbee’s 350 historic staircases. Recently voted “Best Historic Small Town in America” by USA Today Readers and “Frommer’s Best Places to Go in 2018, Bisbee is a unique place where the past collides with the present in a kaleidoscope of passion, art, color and kindness.
As you stroll through Bisbee’s winding, narrow streets and alleys, the town’s historic role in mining resounds through remarkably preserved architecture, museums and the underground Queen Mine Tour. Beautifully landscaped parks, cultural activities like the Bisbee Farmers Market and Arizona’s oldest baseball park, along with unique events like the Historic Home Tour, the Bisbee Stair Climb, Bisbee Pride, Mariachi Festival, Annual Chocolate Tasting, Altered Book Show, Sidepony Music Festival, and Alice in Bisbeeland embody a community dedicated to acceptance and entertainment for locals and visitors alike.Those interested in the town’s spookier side, an evening walking tour with Old Bisbee Ghost Tour will introduce the town’s dearly departed. Stay at one of Bisbee’s many comfortable hotels or bed and breakfasts, but don’t be alarmed if you find a ghost in your quarters – many of the town’s locales are rumored to be haunted.
Wildlife and Birding
Cochise County is one of the top places in the country to go birding. The sky islands and desert valleys combined with its proximity to the subtropics offers incredible species diversity, in fact this is one of the most diverse areas for all biota for inland habitat. Any time of year is great to visit: Spring and Fall hosts many migrants through the county, summer has breeding species only found here in the U.S., and many species overwinter in the county.
Each winter season, more than 20,000 Sandhill Cranes flock to this playa—an ancient, closed bin lake bed. A birding festival held every January, “Wings Over Willcox”, features food, field trips throughout Cochise County, educational seminars, and more. Allow 2 hours for your visit
Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum
The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum takes you and your family back in time to the days of the Arizona Territory, telling the story of a copper-mining town’s role in the industrialization of America, a history of your grandparents’ generation. An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum offers an interactive trip back in time for the whole family. The American Industrial revolution not fun to learn about? Think again! Why copper? Find out! The Museum offers the stories of how people reacted to family and social issues through the last 125 years and how their responses helped shape the city, the state, and the nation.
The Dragoon Mountains are a range of mountains located in Cochise County, Arizona. The range is about 25 mi long, running on an axis extending south-south east through Willcox. The name originates from the 3rd U.S. Cavalry Dragoons who battled the Chiricahua, including Cochise, during the Apache Wars. The Dragoons established posts around 1856 after the Gadsden Purchase made it a U.S. territory.
The range is south of Interstate 10, between the Whetstone Mountains to the west, and Chiricahua Mountains to the east. Higher elevations of the major ranges in the region are in the Madrean Sky Islands ecoregion, with sky island habitats.
The mountains were included in the short-lived Dragoon National Forest, which was established in 1907 and combined into Coronado National Forest in 1908. The area is now included in the Douglas Ranger District.
History – The warrior Cochise and his army defeated a small force of Union soldiers here at the First Battle of Dragoon Springs but was defeated at the Second Battle of Dragoon Springs a few days later. Cochise Stronghold Memorial Park lies near Mount Glenn on the eastern slope of the range and the historic town of Tombstone can be found at the southwestern portion of the range. There are also several ghost towns in the Dragoon Mountains including Gleeson and Courtland.