A important function of the 4HRPOA is to maintain the almost seventy miles of private roads on the ranch used by Four Hills Ranch members to access their property. It’s always a good idea to check the road conditions before planning a trip to the ranch.
The Four Hills Ranch roads are PRIVATE roads and only Four Hills Ranch POA members and their guests are authorized to use our roads. Hunters, land-locked property owners and other individuals that do not own property associated with the Four Hills Ranch POA are not authorized to use our roads.
The Four Hills Ranch Roads Mission is to keep all ranch roads passable and safe year-round for all owners and emergency vehicles. With the exception of infrequent flooding down Cataract Creek and Red Lake Wash, all roads on the ranch are passable year-round with 4WD vehicles. Ranch roads are generally passable with 2WD vehicles except when they are flooded or extremely muddy as a result of winter rain/snow melt or occasional monsoon downpours.
A key component of our Roads Plan is to recognize that roads require varying levels of maintenance based on road usage. The more roads are used, the more maintenance that is required to achieve our Mission to keep all roads passable and safe.
- Arterial Roads – Main ranch roads all members use on at least some portion of their drive to their property (arterial roads are identified in red on the 4HR map).
- Secondary Roads – All roads (secondary roads are identified in black on the 4HR map) other than Arterial Roads that provide access to all parcels..
- “High Use” Secondary Roads – Secondary ranch roads that get extensive traffic due to full-time residents and/or frequent visitors to the ranch.
Roads Plan Objectives –
- Grade and ditch Arterial Roads at least twice annually (1st and 3rd quarters) and add road mix/cinders as necessary.
- Blade and ditch Secondary Roads at least once every 3 years and add road mix/cinders as necessary; 33% of Secondary Roads will be maintained every year.* “High Use” secondary roads may be maintained more often as conditions require.
- Create an annual list of Hot Spots, where vehicles could get stuck or damaged and schedule their repair as appropriate.
- Target spending 60% of the Association budget on grading/ditching, 30% on road mix/cinders and 10% on hot spot repair.
- Allocate all excess revenue over budgeted revenue to Roads maintenance.
- Manage the Road Plan Budget quarterly and make adjustments as necessary
* NOTE: The secondary roads have been separated into three Road Groups to facilitate our Roads Plan objectives.