Deadman's Canyon Ranch

Comstock, Val Verde County, Texas


8317.0 Arces

DEADMANS CANYON RANCH is one of the most unique and historic ranches in the state of Texas!

Location and Description: Deadmans Canyon, meets the Pecos River on this ranch. This canyon runs for 17 miles to the east of the Pecos. It is a wide and deep canyon and a significant valley in the Pecos River drainage system. It and the ranch get their names from several skeletons, the remains of apparent victims of Indian attack, that were found there by early settlers about 1870. This ranch is a sportsmans paradise with more than 6 miles of frontage on the Pecos River.

The Highway Bridge is located just west of the ranch on Hwy 90 and is visible from many points on the southern portion of the property. The bridge is 273 feet above the Pecos River. It was constructed in 1957, and is still the highest highway bridge in Texas.

The driving time to Del Rio is approximately 45 minutes from the ranch. Del Rio offers healthcare, airport, shopping, dining, higher education, services and groceries.

Four miles north on the interior of the property the Pecos River High Bridge carries the Union Pacific Railroad above its concrete piers reaching up to 275 feet to the river. Train depot, stagecoach stops, hand-dug wells, this ranch literally represents an ancient history book, with documented physical evidence. This ranch alone has over 90 documented historical sites, and is also mentioned in multiple publications and archives. There are numerous documented caves, pictographs, pre-historic and American Indian artifacts, as well as remains of how the West was won.

Water: The Deadmans Canyon Ranch boasts of excellent water features having approximately 6 miles of frontage along the east side of the Pecos River. The river frontage varies from large wide/deep holes along with small rapids and some shallow backwater, various springs, etc. The river is very scenic with a blue/green tint and very clear water.
The Pecos River has big water the entire length of the property, as does Deadmans Canyon. The river features good fly-fishing as well as typical bait fishing. The large, clear water holes are ideal for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, lounging, etc.

Directly across the highway south of the ranch is a boat ramp maintained by the National Park Service, opening up endless opportunities for boating and fishing for both large and small mount bass and numerous other species of fish.

Land: Terrain is gently rolling on the majority of the ranch. Rugged terrain with sheer bluffs exist along the Pecos River and the canyons. Elevations range from approximately 1,300 feet to 1,450 feet with high bluffs along the Pecos River of 350-400 feet. Panoramic 360 degree views are available from the bluffs. The ranch also has mesquite, Mountain Laurel, sage, and Huisache, as well as other species of native trees and brush.

Improvements: Deadmans Canyon Ranch is improved with a hunting lodge, hunting 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.

Wildlife: Forage, browse, cover and water exist on the ranch which provides for an excellent habitat for the population of native game that exists on the ranch. Game consists of West Texas mule deer, whitetail deer, aoudad, other wild sheep, turkey, dove, quail, javelinas, bobcats, mountain lions and a number of other varmints. The river bottom area offers good wildlife habitat and holds a substantial amount of game.

Financial/Title: Asking Price is $5,780,000. Seller will provide basic title insurance. The ranch is located in Comstock ISD. Rio Grande Electric provides electric service. Current taxes are estimated at $4500.00 annually with the wildlife exemption.
The information contained herein has been assembled in a diligent manner and is thought to be reliable, but is not warranted by Broker or Seller, express or implied. Property is subject to change, prior sale, errors and/or omissions and withdrawal from market.

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Lot Details

  • Icons/close No Mobile Home Data Provided
  • Icons/close Property is not on a Cul de Sac
  • Icons/close Property is not a Corner Lot
  • Icons/close Property is not Subdividable

Internet Speed for Comstock, Texas

Provider Type Max Up Max Down
ViaSat, Inc. Satellite 3 Mbps 35 Mbps
HNS License Sub, LLC Satellite 3 Mbps 25 Mbps
Big Bend Telephone Company, Inc. ADSL2 1 Mbps 12 Mbps
Big Bend Telephone Company, Inc. Terrestrial Fixed Wireless 3 Mbps 12 Mbps
Big Bend Telephone Company, Inc. Satellite 0.5 Mbps 3 Mbps
VSAT Systems, LLC Satellite 1.3 Mbps 2 Mbps
GCI Communication Corp. Satellite 0 Mbps 0 Mbps
Approximate Location
This land's acreage of 8317.0 is equal to:
Vatican Citys
This land's price of $5.78M is equal to:
Avg. priced homes in San Francisco
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USDA Hardiness Zone 8b.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones are the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location.

USDA Hardiness Zone 8 is one of the warmest plant hardiness zones. It is fortunate enough to have mild winters and long hot summers. It extends up the west coast, covering a large portion of the United States. It's a great place for growing watermelon for picnics and get togethers in the summer months and to grow prize winning pumpkins in time for Halloween.

The coldest days in winter:
Temperatures from 15 to 20°C

This zone is good for growing:
pecan, chestnut, watermelon, pumpkin, and Apples, Pears, Plums