In the heart of the Texas Hill Country, along the edge of the Edwards Plateau, sits the historical El Rancho Cima. This property boasts the iconic Devil’s Backbone ridge line and pristine, deep water frontage along both sides of the Blanco River. The beauty of this area has captured the hearts of all who have passed through it. The Devil’s Backbone and twelve additional mesas on the ranch provide vantage points for unmatched, panoramic views of the Blanco River Valley. For the past 63 years, the Boy Scouts of America have been stewards of this 2,523 acre ranch, not only preserving and enriching its features but using the property to instill the values of character and land stewardship. For more information, please click here.


  • El Rancho Cima has frontage on both sides of the Blanco river
  • The eastern portion of the ranch provides miles of hiking and horseback riding trails through rugged topography
  • Live Oaks, Spanish Oaks, Elms, Madrones, Ash Juniper, and Texas Red Oak trees are the general makeup of the timber
  • Located 18 miles west of San Marcos, providing easy access from both Austin and San Antonio
  • The 2,523 acre ranch has over 2.5 miles of frontage on winding Ranch Road 32 and is located in Hays and Comal Counties
  • Whitetail deer, and other mammals can be found throughout the property
  • 10 water wells through out the property
  • Improvements consist of four older homes, cabins, a covered riding arena, horse barn, two large maintenance barns and a storage barn
  • Also included is a dining hall, counselors’ living quarters, shooting range, swimming pool, and ropes course
  • For the past 63 years, the Boy Scouts of America have been stewards of this 2,523 acre ranch

Listed by Republic Ranches &
Marketed In Cooperation With
Fay Ranches, Inc.


Republic Ranches is an elite farm, ranch and rural properties brokerage firm serving Texas, Oklahoma and, via a strategic alliance with Fay Ranches, the Rocky Mountain West. Republic Ranches is one of the most powerful land brokerages in the country. Their well-connected presence in the major cities gives them access to qualified buyers who nowadays often come from the capital-rich major metro areas.


Very special properties warrant the exceptional brokerage service platform of Fay Ranches. As a team with a proven record of success, and deep appreciation for the land and its traditions, we will maximize the audience to which your unique property will be exposed. If your idea of the dream lifestyle includes a portfolio gleaning the most valuable and most beautiful properties in the world, we invite you to learn more about our approach. Please call us at 800-238-8616 or click below for more information.