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Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?

Postby Alston_Neal » Nov 21 2016 2:40 pm

As the title says, can I drive past the ranch? It is FR 1058 off the Cave Creek/ Seven Springs road. This would be the road going east just before the Sears Kay ruin parking lot. I can see on GE the road passing the ranch and heading east. We've hiked to the road from Camp Creek falls and now would like to drive in.
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Re: Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?

Postby chumley » Nov 21 2016 3:12 pm

The topo map indicates that there are gates on both the east and west sides of the ranch. Satellite imagery only shows the one on the east side.

Strangely, I don't recall passing through that gate when I last hiked the road (and my comment says there wasn't a gate :-k )

But I think it's pretty clear from the signage that they're not fans of visitors passing through.
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Re: Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?

Postby Alston_Neal » Nov 21 2016 3:35 pm

I see the west side gate on GE just above the ranch. Hmm and it's open....well at least when the photo was taken. I guess my question is can you drive on a forest road up to the ranch and then past the ranch back into the NF? BTW I tried finding a phone number for the ranch, because the obvious would be call and ask. Hence the post.
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Re: Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?

Postby chumley » Nov 21 2016 3:51 pm

@Alston_Neal
Good question and I'd like to hear an answer from anybody who has tried. I've run into situations like this before, and the land owner usually has the right/ability to prevent passage through their property. If I owned the ranch I wouldn't allow unrestricted access to traffic across my property.


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