LOCATION AND ACCESS~ The Boss Ranch is located only 7.2 miles north of Marathon, TX in the heart of the beautiful & rugged Glass Mountain Range. From Marathon, travel east for one mile on Highway 90, the north 6.2 miles on State Highway 385 to a nice gated pipe entrance of the ranch. The headquarters is 5.8 miles north of Highway 385 by traveling through scenic open grassy flat country over a well maintained caliche road, the beginning of a huge scenic valley surrounded by steep & rugged mountains. The elevation of the ranch ranges from 4,200ft to 5,839ft at the summit of Leonard Mountain, just west of the headquarters.
TERRAIN AND VEGETATION~ The Boss Ranch offers a balanced and nice variety of terrain for both livestock and wildlife. Approximately 1/3 of the ranch is open flat land and shallow draws from the highway to the headquarters. Another 1/3 of the ranch is a beautiful broad valley extending north for approximately 5 miles, with the balance of the ranch being scenic rolling to very rugged mountainous terrain paralleling both sides of the valley floor that offers spectacular views, grazing and wildlife habitat.
The open flat land provides excellent grazing and feed for livestock, large game, and Blue Quail with a good turf of Blue & Hairy Gramma, Three Awns, & Alkali Sacaton. Brush & browse include a scattering of Creosote Bush, Black Brush, Spanish Dagger, Yucca, White Brush & Acacia. There are a couple of areas of scattered Whitebrush Juniper close to Leonard Mountain favored by both deer and elk for cover.
The large open valley and mountainsides have a good turf of your better grasses that include: Buffalo, Blue & Black, Side-Oats Gramma Grasses. The valley drainage and canyon floors have a scattered cover of Apache Plum, Juniper, Hackberry, Bigtooth Maple and Chisos Red Oak with spectacular Fall covers. The east facing slopes of the mountains have few trees, but, the west and north facing slopes of the mountains have a heavy and beautiful grown of Pinion Pine, Juniper and scattered Red Oak. Desert mountain plants include Sotol Bush, Lechuguilla, Spanish Dagger, Choyo, Shin Oak & Agave.
HEADQUARTERS & IMPROVEMENTS~ The headquarters complex covers approximately 5.5 acres with modest but nice homes and other improvements as follows:
- Original owner’s house~ Approximately 1,500sq ft, 2 bedrooms with 3rd room for office or additional bedroom.
- Hunter’s camp house~ Approximately 1,700sq ft, 2 private bedrooms, 1 large bunk bed room, bath with 4 shower stalls, large screened-in patio/porch.
- Guest house~ Approximately 800sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.
- Steel frame shop building~ 75ft X 40ft with concrete floor. 75ft X 40ft attached steel frame covered equipment storage with caliche floor.
- Two older feed, storage, and shop barns~ Approximately 800sq ft to 1,000sq ft each.
- Large set of pipe working/shipping corrals with 4 small paddocks and two large paddocks, alley, circular work area and loading chute, and a half acre plus holding lot.
WELLS AND WATER SYSTEM~ The Boss Ranch is exceptionally watered by 5 solar pump wells and one with a submersible pump well ranging in depth from 125ft to 6560ft with the volume ranging from 5 GPM to 50 GPM. The water is broadly distributed via an extensive game friendly reservoir, pipeline and water trough system with the larger reservoirs monitored with a unique camera system. The ranch also has numerous dirt tanks that provide seasonal water during the rainy season or reservoir overflow.
LIVESTOCK CARRYING CAPACITY~ The ranch has been operated in the past as a mother cow operation carrying as many as 400 animal units. Due to sporadic weather patterns from year to year and drought conditions, the ranch is being very lightly stocked at this time. The ranch would work well as a combination ranch for a conservative 200 mother cow operation and adding yearling during higher rainfall years.
PASTURES & CORRALS~ The Boss Ranch is completely fenced and has 10 pastures ranging in size from 656 acres to 1,872 acres and 4 raps ranging in size from 92 acres up to 211 acres. There is a large set of pipe working/shipping corrals located at headquarters and there are three other sets of holding and working corrals outlying from the headquarters. The owner also built a very large pen for trapping Aoudad Sheep for sales and over population control.
HUNTING~ The Boss Ranch is a hunters’ paradise! The ranch provides excellent hunting for trophy Desert Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, Aoudad Sheep, and Javelina. The ranch also offers excellent hunting for Scaled and Blue Quail in the flats and around the bases of the mountains. Hunting should also be very good for Mourning Dove during migrations around the dirt tanks. Mourning Dove are drawn to the mountains for the pinion pine trees nuts and water just before dark. The ranch also has a few antelope and turkey but not hunted.
MINERALS~ The ranch has 2,225.9+/- acres of State Mineral Classified Acres that will pass to the new owners. No fee minerals are being offered with the surface at the asking price, but may be Negotiable!
TAXES~ 2019 taxes are $6,915.93 for land and improvements.
PRICE~ $18,500,000.00 or approximately $1,697.24 per acre
NOTE~ All information was gathered from sources deemed reliable, but is in no way guaranteed and may be subject to error ad unintentional omissions. This offering is subject to price change and withdrawal from the market without notice.
The Boss Ranch is Exclusively Co-Listed By:
Carpenter Real Estate and Hall & Hall