LOCATION & ACCESS: The West 10.2 Ranch is located only 3.5 miles south of Alpine on Highway 118 South and the headquarters is less than 1/2 mile off the highway. The ranch is 6 miles from Alpine Casparis Municipal Airport, 156 miles SW from Midland Regional Air/Space Port, 225 miles east from El Paso International Airport.
IMPROVEMENTS: The ranch has a very attractive electric gate entrance and approach to the ranch headquarters which is neatly laid out among large oak trees with a small pecan orchard to the right as you drive in. The headquarters includes 3 bdrm/2 bath main home, a newer 2 bdrm/2 bath guest house with covered front and back patios. 3 bdrm/2 bath foreman’s home, small bunk house, and the fully remodeled original homestead ranch home. The homestead home was once the Silvester Movie set staring Richard Thornsworth and Melissa Gilbert. The headquarters has a native stone barn and shop, shipping corrals, several equipment carports and storage sheds. The nicely groomed yards are watered by three separate water wells by pipeline and sprinkler systems. The headquarters offers a private and quiet setting for relaxing and entertaining.
LIVESTOCK CARRYING CAPACITY: This ranch is in the best of the gramma grass country and should have a carrying capacity of 200+ animal units year long. The ranch is currently not stocked and has been rested the past three or four years. Because the ranch has about 30% to 40% very steep and rough country, cross bred cattle would best adapt to the terrain. The ranch may be operated as a combination ranch with an established number of mother cow and adding yearlings six months out of the year, depending on rainfall.
TERRAIN AND VEGETATION: This ranch has a very diverse type and fascinating variety of terrain from 4,800 feet to a high of 5,700 feet in elevation. The ranch has a nice variety and balance of low rolling gramma grass covered hills and valleys, high scenic mountains, and deep oak lined canyons with swirling volvanic rock formations and outcroppings. Truly a geologist and photographer’s dream for study and photography. The primary grasses are blue, black, side-oats gramma, numerous tridens, and seasonal flowering weeds and plants. The mountain slopes have a sparse cover of Red Berry Juniper and scattered Mountain Yuccas or Spanish Daggers. The canyon drainages have several varieties of oak trees, white brush, yuccas, and some Texas Madrone trees.
WATER AND SPRINGS: The ranch is considered to be well watered by 9 water wells, 7 earthen ponds, and 4 seasonal and year round springs. Three of the wells have submersible pumps and the others by windmills. The wells are strategically located over the ranch requiring very little need for pipelines other than around the headquarters and one short pipeline to the pasture on the east side of Highway 118.
PASTURES, FENCING, ROADS AND CORRALS: The ranch is completely fenced by cedar post, net and barbed wire and divided into 5 pastures and 2 traps. The main shipping and working corrals are located at the headquarters and with other sets of working corrals located near the middle of the ranch and the south end of the ranch. The ranch has approximately 20+/- miles of well maintained roads providing excellent access to the majority of the ranch for hunting, site seeing, or working and checking livestock. In addition to hunting, this ranch offers a host of recreational choices such as horseback or trail riding, four-wheeling, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking or exploring several caves or Indian camps located on the ranch.
HUNTNIG AND RECREATION: The West 10.2 Ranch is a “hunter’s paradise”! The ranch has been under a strict management program the past 10 years and provides excellent hunting for Trophy Mule Deer, Javelina, Ferrell Hogs, Mountain Lion, Blue Quail and Dove during migration periods. Although turkey hunting is not common in this region, the ranch has a good population of turkey and would provide good hunting at a limited number. The ranch also has a small herd of Pronghorn Antelope east of Highway 118 that is not hunted to help increase their numbers. Rocky Mountain Elk are now being seen on neighboring ranches and expected to expand their range to this ranch in the near future.
AREA ATTRACTIONS: This ranch is centrally located to enjoy area attractions such as the Museum of the Big Bend, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Lajitas on the Rio Grande and it’s 18 hole golf course, McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis State Park, Balmorhea State Park, Big Bend Brewery, Marfa Lights Viewing Area, the Chinati Foundation and other art foundations in Marfa. The area offers something of interest to almost everyone.
MINERALS AND SURVEY: The seller will convey 12.5% of the minerals he owns with 50% of the Executive Rights. The ranch has a recent boundary line survey which will be provided to a new owner.
TAXES: In 2016 the taxes totaled $9,996.80
PRICE: The ranch is priced at $1,495.00 per acre or ($15,315,796.00).
NOTE: All information contained in the description was obtained by sources deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. The information is subject to error, omissions, price change, prior sale, and may be withdrawn from the market without notice.
This property is offered exclusively by Carpenter Real Estate, PO Box 25, Alpine, TX 79831.