Located in a county that’s bigger than Connecticut and three times the size of Delaware, it’s probably fair to say this 80-acre West Texas ranch has the potential to take you away from it all. Ten miles west of the county seat of Alpine, the remote property promises solitude and scenery amidst the high-desert splendor of the Chihuahuan Desert’s Trans-Pecos region.
Sitting at the end of a box canyon that’s home to trophy aoudad sheep, mule deer, javelina and the occasional elk at higher elevations, the ranch features a number of improvements including a welded pipe arena, small tack room and barn, livestock and wildlife watering system, as well as comfortable three-bedroom, Southwest-style ranch home. An ATV track offers access to the surrounding mountains, not to mention an idyllic high-canyon swimming hole for cooling dips and outdoor lounging.
The local area is expectantly rugged and remote, with Brewster County being framed by Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande to the south and Guadalupe Mountains to its north. Northwest of Alpine, Davis Mountains State Park is home to the state’s fourth-highest peak, Mount Livermore (8,382 feet), as well as The University of Texas McDonald Observatory that takes advantage of some of the clearest night skies in the country.
Rated by the readers of Texas Highways among the top 40 places in the state to visit, Alpine stands as something of an oasis among the tawny high-desert peaks and wide-open Wild West landscapes. With its own eclectic culture and local charisma, the town pairs with nearby Marfa to offer amenities and attractions to locals and visitors alike.
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