Close to What You Want, Far From What You Don’t

Red Hawk at J-6 Ranch lies off of J-Six Ranch Road just moments from Interstate 10 Exit 297.

Directions to Red Hawk at J6

The town of Benson, 10 minutes east, offers hospital care, gas, groceries, hotels and more. Metropolitan Tucson — home to Raytheon, Tucson International Airport, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the University of Arizona and UA Tech Park, cutting-edge medical specialists, arts and entertainment, shopping, golf, fine dining and year-round events — lies just half an hour west. Interstate 10 offers easy, direct access to both.

This serene stretch of rugged beauty is buffered on three sides: county-protected watershed land to the west, 500 acres of untouched open land to the east and the Whetstone Mountains, Las Cienegas National Conservation Area and Coronado National Forest to the south. The majestic Rincon Mountains rise in the north.

Other nearby towns and cities of note include:

  • Willcox, AZ: 40 minutes east
  • Sierra Vista, AZ & Fort Huachuca Army Base: 40 minutes south
  • Bisbee, AZ: 1 hour southeast
  • Rio Rico, AZ: 1 hour 20 minutes southwest
  • Nogales, Mexico: 1 hour 35 minutes southwest
  • Lordsburg, NM: 1 hour 40 minutes east
  • Silver City, NM: 2 hours 20 minutes northeast
  • Puerto Peñasco, Mexico (Rocky Point Beach): 4 hours southwest

Regional Attractions & Recreation

  • San Pedro National Riparian Conservation Area: 50 minutes north
  • Sabino Canyon Recreation Area: 50 minutes northwest
  • Saguaro National Park East: 1 hour northwest
  • Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley: 1 hour 30 minutes northwest
  • Kartchner Caverns State Park: 20 minutes south
  • Tombstone: 40 minutes southeast
  • Coronado National Memorial: 1 hour south
  • Parker Canyon Lake: 1 hour 30 minutes south
  • Miller Peak Wilderness: 1 hour 45 minutes south
  • Colossal Cave Mountain Park: 30 minutes east
  • Cochise Stronghold Recreation Area: 1 hour east
  • Chiricahua National Monument: 1 hour 20 minutes east


Red Hawk at J-6 Ranch lies in the transition zone between the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts, world-renown for their biodiversity, including many plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.

Though “desert,” the area is far from desolate, with more than 80 species of mammals, 250+ species of local and migrant birds and over 650 species of trees, grass, bushes and wildflowers, thanks in large part to the nearby San Pedro River and National Riparian Conservation Area.

Wake to jackrabbits and peccary, walk among waxy creosote, rugged mesquite and yellow-blossomed palo verde and come to love a scent unique to Southern Arizona: notes of desert honeysuckle and silver sage, smallflower chicory and Fort Bowie clover, scarlet beeblossom and Arizona poppy, all mingling in the cool wake of a mid-summer monsoon.

Many celebrities have sought out the Arizona desert for rest and relaxation. Not many came to labor under the Southwestern sun. John F. Kennedy's first job was at the J-6 Ranch in the spring and summer of 1936. Alongside brother Jack, JFK, just 19 at the time, rode fence, herded cattle and helped construct adobe offices, earning a dollar a day over the course of four months.