A RUGGED SPORTING RANCH
WITH 5.25 MILES OF STUNNING FRONTAGE
ALONG THE PECOS RIVER
Located in the scenic, rugged country of south-central Val Verde County, Dead Man’s Canyon Ranch sits along the east side of the Pecos River with 5.25-miles of river frontage. Dead Man’s Canyon extends into the property along its northern boundary and features bluffs towering over 300’ above the canyon. This ranch has over 90 documented historical sites and is mentioned in multiple publications and archives. There are numerous documented caves, pictographs, pre-historic and American Indian artifacts found at multiple locations throughout the property.
Location & Access
The ranch is located 9.7 miles west of Comstock along the north line of US-90 in Val Verde County with approximately 1.9 miles of highway frontage. Del Rio sits 41.3 miles to the east and is a 45-minute drive via US-90. The property sits 211 miles from Midland (3.5-hour drive) and 200 miles from San Antonio (3.25-hour drive).
The Highway Bridge, spanning 273’ above the Pecos River, is located just southwest of the ranch on US-90 and is visible from many points on the southern portion of the property. It was constructed in 1957 and is still the highest highway bridge in Texas.
The ranch boasts 5.25 miles of stunning Pecos River frontage along its western boundary. Deep and wide, the clear, bluish water provides a gorgeous contrast to the towering bluffs that line its banks. Multiple drainages flow into the river from the ranch, providing pockets of “backwater” along the boundary. The confluence of Dead Man’s Canyon and the Pecos River sits at the northwest corner of the property. Navigable water backs up into the ranch via Dead Man’s Canyon for approximately a ½ mile. The Pecos River is one of the most isolated and pristine, yet logistically-challenged, fish-filled rivers in the western part of Texas that rewards excellent opportunities for largemouth bass, catfish, & other species along with ethereal scenery. The best access to the river from the property is located where Dead Man’s Canyon flows into the Pecos River. Additional river access is provided by a public boat ramp located off of US-90 maintained by Texas Parks & Wildlife.
The terrain is gently rolling on the majority of the ranch. Rugged terrain with sheer bluffs is found along the Pecos River and along the canyons that feed into the river. Elevations range from approximately 1,300’ to 1,450’ with towering bluffs along the Pecos River up to 300’, featuring panoramic 360-degree views up and down the river and over the ranch. The ranch has mesquite, mountain laurel, sage, huisache, scattered live oak, and a variety of other native species of trees and brush.
The ranch boasts a variety of native wildlife including white-tailed deer, aoudad sheep, white-wing & mourning dove, bobwhite & blue quail, javelina, bobcat, and mountain lion. The ranch has been lightly grazed and has an abundance of native browse and brush that provides outstanding wildlife habitat.
The property is improved with a hunting lodge & camp, a good system of interior roads, a dirt airstrip, 5 water wells, hunting blinds, and feeders. The lodge is capable of sleeping large groups and is situated alongside the dirt airstrip. A rail line maintained and used by Union Pacific Railroad traverses through the property from east to west, 4-miles into the interior of the property. The Pecos River High Bridge carries the rail line from the property across the Pecos River to the west.
DEAD MAN’S CANYON RANCH, as described herein (8,317 ac), is offered at $6,570,000 ($789.95/ac) Cash or at Terms acceptable solely at the discretion of the Seller. The conditions of sale are as follows:
1. Offers to purchase or letters of intent must be in writing and accompanied by 1.00% of the purchase price to the escrow account at Texas Investors Titles of Boerne,
2. All Prospective Buyers must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Seller, absolute financial capability to purchase the Ranch prior to scheduling an inspection of the
3. The Seller will provide and pay for a standard owner’s title insurance policy. Title to the real property will be conveyed by a general or special warranty deed.
4. The Seller will provide a current survey.
5. The property lies in the Comstock ISD.
6. Conveyance of mineral rights which the Seller owns is negotiable.
7. The 2019 ag-exempt property taxes were $4,870.30.