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    Alamito Canyon, Ranch Road 169
    Marfa, Texas, 79843
    United States
    Alamito Canyon, Ranch Road 169 Marfa, Texas, 79843 United States
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    Alamito Canyon, Ranch Road 169
    Marfa, Texas, 79843 United States

    Lauren Meader Fowlkes
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    Property details

    • Property type

      Farm and Ranch Properties

    • Status

      Available

    Alamito Canyon, Ranch Road 169, Marfa, TX 79843

    The Alamito Canyon Tract is 645.32 acres and only a few miles off Ranch Road 169, 15-20 minutes south of Marfa, Texas in north central Presidio County. Parcels of this size in the northern part of the county are uncommon, and the four Alamito Ranch Tracts, ranging from 607-985 acres, present a unique opportunity to own a ranch just the right size for recreation, wildlife management, and agricultural pursuits.

    This tract varies over 300 feet in elevation, from 4200 to 4,500 feet and is the highest, most northeastern, of the four Alamito Ranch tracts being offered individually. Views sweep up on the east from the canyon up the mesa, and west across Alamito Creek over 30 miles to the Cienega Mountains and south to San Jacinto Peak. From its mesa Alamito Canyon ranch offers an incredible vantage point for enjoying the exquisite high desert sunset.

    This ranch is located within a transitional zone between two distinct ecological regions: the mixed prairie and the desert grassland. The Escondido Escarpment - the southernmost terminus of the Marfa Plateau - marks this habitat and elevation shift with its impressive 400 foot cliff faces, mesas, and deep rocky canyons. Diverse wildlife can be found year round including mule deer, blue scale quail, javelina, aoudad sheep, with an incredible, seasonal, migratory bird population.

    Alamito Ranch has been engaged in grassland restoration through a series of EQIP subsidized programs. These programs aim to remove invasive species by utilizing spiking and grubbing. A cattle operation has continued as part of the restoration with the foremost priority being restoration of rangelands to their natural pre-agribusiness state. Reestablishment of native vegetation, the maintenance of healthy soils, and the conservation of local watersheds have been essential elements to restore habitat in the Alamito Valley.

    As the new owner of the Alamito Canyon tract, opportunities for continued involvement in the restoration projects are available or operate the ranch as you please, as there is no conservation easement in place. The property currently has an agricultural property tax valuation. Tracts of this size in the northern part of the county are uncommon, and present a unique opportunity to own ranch land that is just enough for recreation, wildlife management, and agricultural pursuits. The deeded easement road entrance is accessed from RR 169 with the property line just a few miles further.

    Amenities & Features

    • Listing Details
      • Property ID
        NPSHMG
      • MLS#
        NOMLSID
      • Property type
        Farm and Ranch Properties
      • Marketed By
        Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
      • Status
        Available
      • Listing Price
        $1,550,000
      • County
        Presidio County
      • School District
        Marfa Independent
    • Utilities & Building
      • Lot Size Unit
        Acre(s)
      • Lot Size
        645
    • Interior
      • Amenities
        panoramic view
    • Additional Features
      • Features
        Mountain Views, Agricultural Easements, Scenic View
      • land usage
        Cattle Ranch, Hunting Ranch