West of Del Rio, along the Eastern banks of the Pecos River, lies Dead Man’s Canyon Ranch, one of the most unique, historical, and pre-historically significant pieces of land in the state of Texas. Along her 6 miles of Pecos river frontage, and adjacent to the Pecos River High Bridge, you can experience sheer bluffs, numerous documented caves, pictographs, pre-historic and American Indian artifacts, as well as the remains of how the West was won. Dead Man's Canyon, which runs for 17 miles to its mouth on the Pecos is a wide and deep canyon and a significant valley in the Pecos River drainage system. It and the ranch get their names from several skeletons, the remains of apparent vicitims of Indian attack, that were found there by early settlers about 1870. The Highway Bridge, at 273 feet above the river, was constructed in 1957, and is still the highest highway bridge in Texas (TexasFreeway.com), and four miles north on the interior of the property the Pecos River High Bridge carries the Southern Pacific Railroad above its concrete peirs reaching up to 275 feet to the river (Pecos High Bridge). Train depot, stagecoach stops, hand-dug wells, this ranch literally represents an ancient history book, with documented physical evidence. This ranch alone has over 90 documented historical sites, and is also mentioned in multiple publications and archives.
From the main entrance along U.S. Highway 90, miles and miles of graded caliche roads traverse the scenic 8,317 acres. Shallow sweet water exists throughout the ranch, and this land supports large, healthy populations of white-tailed deer, Javelina, Aoudad sheep, and abundant blue and Bob-White quail. Directly across the highway south of the ranch is a boat ramp maintained by the National Park Service (NPS: Paddle Trail #7 -or- Pecos River Boat Ramp), opening up endless opportunities for boating and fishing for both large and smallmouth bass and numerous other species of fish.
The lodge is capable of sleeping large groups, and is situated alongside the dirt airstrip. You owe yourself a trip to the Dead Man’s Canyon Ranch if you are looking for a ranch with “something different” . Give us a call, we are proud to have the exclusive right to sell this ranch.PRICE:$7,485,300 PRICE PER ACRE:$900
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