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Congratulations to King Land & Water for their sale on February 22 of the spectacular 8,604-acre Frazier Canyon Ranch in West Texas. Listed as sold for $14.25 million, the ranch offers some of the most scenic canyon lands in the Davis Mountains region of Far West Texas.
Frazier Canyon Ranch is located in the high elevations of the Davis Mountains, a “sky island” of the Chihuahuan Desert with ranch elevations ranging from 4,763 feet to 6,100 feet. Frazier Canyon bisects this high rangeland, creating some of the most scenic bluffs, rocky outcrops, canyons, meadows, and mountain vistas in the region. The mouth of Hells Canyon is located on the ranch, where a year-round spring creates a 40-foot waterfall and permanent pools of clear water surrounded by large maple and oak trees.
Along with its diverse array of plant species and habitat, there is an abundance of game and non-game wildlife on Frazier Canyon Ranch. This is big mule deer country and a hardy population of Aoudad sheep make this a hunter’s paradise. The 6,000-foot-high mountain mesas and woodlands are home to a herd of Rocky Mountain elk, which can be heard bugling in the fall months. There are also numerous smaller animal and bird species found here like javelina, foxes, mountain lions, and Montezuma quail. Native trees, brush, and grasses provide excellent habitat for these species and many native birds and other non-game animals. Wooded wet canyons and lush grasslands provide excellent habitat for migratory songbirds.
Surrounded by other heritage ranches unique to this part of Far West Texas, the ranch is incredibly private and remote yet accessible to the amenities of Fort Davis. Other area attractions include Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, McDonald Observatory, Marfa, and Balmorhea State Park.
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