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$23,831,370  •  15,887.58 acres
The Mount Ord Ranch, named after the highest peak of the Del Norte Mountain range, is a true legacy ranch and the epitome of a Far West Texas gem. Springs, sky islands, deep canyons, productive grasslands, a prime location, the Mount Ord Basin and extraordinary diversity are some of the many attributes that set this ranch apart from others. At 6,803 ft above sea level, Mount Ord provides a 360-degree view of arguably some of the most revered landscapes in Far West Texas. On a crystal clear day, the vistas to the south consist of mesas and peaks such as Elephant Mountain, Santiago Peak, Nine Point Mesa and even the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. The viewshed to the west is equally as impressive and possess iconic landscapes including Cathedral Mountain and the Chinati Mountains on the far horizon. Location: The entrance to the ranch is located just 12.8 miles south of Alpine, TX on Hwy 118 South. The Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport is just a short 20-minute drive from the ranchs main gate. Topography, Rangeland & Habitat: About half of the Mount Ord Ranch is mountainous and foothill terrain, while the remainder is rolling and varied terrain with numerous spectacular canyons and water-cut rock features, including the magnificent Panther Hole. The mountainous portion of the ranch includes the highest peak of the Del Norte Mountains known as Mount Ord. This peak was named after the great Gen. Edward O.C. Ord (1818-1883) who led large numbers of troops stationed out of San Antonio and patrolled as far as the Trans-Pecos region. The Mount Ord summit is 6,803 ft above sea level and towers approximately 2,000 ft over the floor of the entire ranch. Mount Ord is considered a cuesta peak because of its gentle slope on its south-facing side and its extremely steep slope (or cuesta) on the north and east sides. One thousand feet below, to the south of the summit, is Mount Ord Basin. The basin is a stunning hidden valley teeming with native wildlife and a concentration of oak, madrone and pinyon pine woodlands. In addition to Mount Ord Basin, much of the other mountainous portions of the ranch have areas associated with the most desirable types of vegetation found in the Trans-Pecos region: high desert grasslands, oak-juniper-pinyon woodlands and riparian woodlands. Traversing through the south-central portion of the property, in the rolling desert grasslands at the base of the foothills, is Ash Creek. This riparian area is studded with large Emory oaks, cottonwoods, Arizona ash trees, desert willows and other riparian vegetation. Wildlife: The big game and upland bird populations on the ranch are exceptional. This is in part due to the diverse habitat with many springs, dense riparian areas, mountains, canyons, valleys, boulders and overall thermal cover. Game and other huntable species found on the ranch include mule deer, trophy elk, white-tailed deer, Rio Grande turkey, javelina, feral hogs, mourning dove, blue quail and mountain lion. Non-game species include black bear and Montezuma quail. In fact, word of mouth has it there are upwards of 13 different mature black bears calling the Del Norte Mountains home. Over the years, the owners have taken 350 to 400+ bull elk and have reported resident populations of elk to be exceptional as seen firsthand on our visits! The ranch uses supplemental feed to support wildlife populations, with protein feeders strategically located across the ranch (all within feeder pens). Seasonal migrations of mourning and white-winged dove and waterfowl also provide wing shooting opportunities. Improvements: The Mount Ord Ranch has several homes and barns all within the headquarters located centrally on the ranch. Main Home: The 4,420 sf main home is a 1950s vintage home with 4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths plus separate guest quarters. Our favorite feature of the home is the sweeping covered porch with spectacular views. Foremans Home: The 1,736 sf home has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and is centrally located in the headquarters area. Bunkhouse: This house is 1,128 sf and can be used for ranch hands or as a hunters cabin. Horse Barn: 4,000 sf with 8 indoor stalls, 2 tack rooms, round pen and outdoor stalls and turnouts. Equipment Barn: This 6,750+/- sf equipment barn provide open equipment storage with a portion closed in, originally built for a helicopter hanger. Shipping Pens: All pipe constructed, loading chute and annually certified livestock scales. Outside of the headquarters area there are 3 additional sets of working pens. The ranchs road system allows good access throughout the ranch. Water: The ranch is extremely well watered by way of over a dozen water wells, significant water storage, distribution and delivery points. In addition, there is an abundance of springs (some developed), seasonal Ash Creek, stock tanks and header dams, all providing life-sustaining water for livestock and wildlife alike, not to mention for folks enjoying the headquarters! The southern end of Ash Creek has water pockets even during the dry months and is a great feature to count on. The vast majority of the ranch sits above the Igneous Aquifer. Minerals: Seller to convey 50% of their owned mineral estate. Antenna Leases: Several entities have leases to maintain antennas on top of Mount Ord providing an annual income stream to the owners. Please contact broker for more information. Taxes: 2020 taxes were $16,800.00 Asking Price: $23,831,370 or $1,500 /acre Co-Listed with John W. Carpenter
$11,970,000  •  1,582.98 acres
The mighty Rio Grande River is the heart and soul of the Flying W Ranch. This Colorado “River Mountain Ranch” is an exclusive one-of-a-kind property located in Rio Grande County, Colorado. The ranch sits on the western edge of the San Luis Valley, the largest alpine valley in the world. A rarity for river ranches, this ranch includes acreage along both sides of the Rio Grande River. Internal access to both the north and south banks of the river is achieved by way of a unique single-lane steel truss bridge that was formerly a Rio Grande County bridge. Including more than two and one-half (2.5) river miles of the Rio Grande River and more than one and one-half (1.5) creek miles of Pinos Creek, this ranch is a recreational water paradise. The entire 2.5 miles of the Rio Grande River are classified as Colorado Gold Medal Waters by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, a designation for trophy trout waters. Less than 4% of all rivers and streams in Colorado have achieved this lofty Gold Medal status. One of the most unique attributes of the river throughout the ranch is the lake effect section, consisting of over one-half (1/2) mile of the river located along the lower section of the river corridor. This lake effect on the flowing Rio Grande River is caused by the Rio Grande Canal dam/diversion, located just below the lower river corridor property boundary, which holds back the entire width of the river. This provides the opportunity to paddle and row both upstream and downstream due to the slower moving water. Big water! The mighty Rio Grande River flowing through the Flying W Ranch contains the highest river flows of any section of the Rio Grande River in Colorado. The Rio Grande River is the 3rd longest river with headwaters in the United States and is the 20th longest river in the world. This “Grande River” has its headwaters above the Flying W Ranch along the continental divide and flows all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The extensive riparian ecosystem along the river corridor provides the abundant habitat biodiversity needed for aquatic, wildlife, fish and woodland habitats. An abundance of trophy trout along with a multitude of wildlife species are found throughout the ranch. Mule deer and pronghorn antelope can often be found grazing or bedded on the ranch. Both bald eagles and golden eagles soar year-round on the ranch along with red-tailed hawks. Other raptors can be viewed seasonally. In the spring, after the snow and ice melt, waterfowl return to nest and hatch their young along the river, creek, slough, and pond waterways. The ranch experiences an annual return of the great blue heron to its rookery located on the lower ranch with over 50 returning blue herons nesting in the cottonwoods along the river. Ducks and geese return to the ranch in significant numbers along with a myriad of small bird species. Spring and fall migrations also provide for the occasional glimpse of both sandhill cranes and great white pelicans. Occasional moose, elk, mountain lion, bobcat, lynx and other species of both big and small game pass through the ranch as well. Abundant surface water rights provide for irrigation of more than 600± acres and provide more than 500± acre-feet of consumptive use water rights. The ranch has more than 15 CFS of surface water rights, of which more than 6 CFS are senior water rights. These priority water rights assure that irrigation water will be available during the entire growing season.
$5,250,000  •  1,002 acres
Under Contract
Following nearly a century of ownership by the Meriwether family, we are honored to bring the Meriwether Headquarters Ranch to market. The historic Meriwether Ranch was established in 1922 by W.T. Meriwether. The ranch is comprised of 1,002+/- acres of West Texas ruggedness and charm. The sweeping views, endless igneous rim rock, canyons, bountiful West Texas wildlife and plentiful surface water make this the perfect West Texas ranch in a uniquely sized package. Location: The Meriwether Headquarters Ranch is located a short 7 miles north of Alpine, Texas on the Old Ft. Davis Rd. (HWY 118). The ranch has approximately 1.15 miles of frontage on Old Ft. Davis Rd. (aka HWY 118). The ranch entrance is less than a 5 minute drive to the Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport. Habitat, Rangeland and Topography: The western portions of the ranch are situated several hundred feet above the canyons and easterly portions of the ranch offering spectacular views from the nearly 2 miles of igneous rock rim both of the lower canyons and grasslands as well as long distance views across the surrounding landscape. This western portion or mesa area also has its own features including drainages, additional mesas and diverse wildlife habitat. The lower elevation portions of the ranch include a mile-long section of a box canyon with nearly 300-foot walls at its mouth and several smaller canyon areas. The canyons have a variety of hardwoods providing habitat benefits for wildlife and diversity benefits to humans. The various canyons and drainages all fall off into the eastern grasslands. A large shelter or cave with pictographs and nearby metates indicates that Native American peoples once inhabited this rich and diverse landscape. There is no telling what someone could find with more exploration! The highest elevation on the ranch is ~4,807 feet above sea level, and the lowest level of the property is at ~4,421 feet above sea level. Benefitting from the varying topography found on the ranch, the ranch has three of the five primary vegetation types found in the Trans Pecos region: desert grasslands, oak-juniper-woodlands and riparian woodlands. The trees on the ranch include a diverse variety of oaks, madrone, hackberry, ponderosa pine (planted) , junipers, little walnut and southwest chokecherry. Wildlife & Hunting: With large neighbors, easily accessible water and quality habitat throughout the ranch, the big game and upland bird populations on the ranch are fantastic. During our visits to the ranch thus far we have seen populations of mule deer, blue quail, javelina, white-tailed deer, aoudad and various predators. Although we haven’t see them personally, there have been elk sighted annually. Seasonal migrations of mourning dove, white-winged dove and waterfowl also provide wing shooting opportunities; which can be very good when conditions are right.. Improvements: Located in the center of the ranch and with commanding views of several iconic ranges and peaks is a beautiful 2,941 SF home and 891 SF guest quarters plus porches, multiple fireplaces, a porte-cochère, covered parking, walkways, landscaping, greenhouse, a small workroom and chicken coop. The views from the home are about as beautiful as they get and the setting is truly one of a kind. Off the porch, panning from the east to the south you have a beautiful view of the Glass Mountains and the Del Norte Mountains. The view panning from the north to the west includes many named peaks including Mitre Peak, Haystack mountain, Twin Mountains and in the distance the Davis Mountains. You can even see the McDonald Observatory! The home and guest quarters were custom built in the early 2000s by the current owner using stone from New Mexico. The views from every room are stunning and unique in their own way. The main home has 2 bedrooms and 2-1/2 bathrooms while the guest quarters has a large open floor plan with a kitchen, fireplace and full bathroom. Nestled in the canyon is a cozy stucco home perfect for guest overflow or a full-time foreman. The 1,712 SF stucco home has 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom, kitchen, dining room and a living room (with fireplace)plus a nice porch facing east towards the mouth of the canyon. It also has a detached carport and storage room. In addition to the homes on the property, there is a Quonset hut/barn with a portion finished out with a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. There is also an older home from Mr. Meriwether’s days that could either be remodeled or removed by a new owner. In the canyon, is an outdoor entertaining area that the owners used to host a variety of events and activities over the years. Nearby are nice set of working pens and a trap. Water: The ranch is extremely well watered with a 1-1/2 plus acre lake and three smaller tanks used by both wildlife and livestock, and multiple troughs. There are seven water wells of which three are currently being used to maintain water for wildlife and livestock across the ranch, in addition to domestic needs. The water system in place provides for supplementation of the water features and delivery points mentioned above. Other: Wylie sprayer and cattle sprayer are included in the offering. All other personal property including furnishings, artwork, kitchen items, linens, clothing, firearms, ammunition, other personal effects, vehicles, trailers, equipment, tools, etc. are excluded from the offering. Minerals: This offering includes the conveyance of 1/2 of Seller’s owned mineral estate.
$1,699,000  •  12 acres
Welcome to El Dorado Ln, situated in South Fork CO between the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range, La Garita Range and the San Juan Mountains. This 12acre lot is open to many opportunities.1200' Commercial frontage and a Commercial well for further expansion of a small agricultural or commercial business. Potential for further subdividing.Custom log home was built in 2011, the home has an open concept feel with, 18' ceilings, large kitchen, mudroom, 3bed rooms 2 baths. Large covered porch looking over the valley. Domestic well and septic system in place.South Fork CO is home to recreational activities such as hiking, 4X4, hunting and fishing. The Rio Grande Club and Resort is 5 min away and offers 18 hole award winning Golf. Wolf Creek Ski Resort is a 30 min drive and offers some of the most scenic skiing in Colorado. 15 min to Del Norte County Regional AirportLocated between Game Management units 76, 79 and 80