The Mount Ord Ranch, named after the highest peak of the Del Norte Mountain range, is a true legacy ranch and the epitome of a Far West Texas gem. Springs, sky islands, deep canyons, productive grasslands, a prime location, the Mount Ord Basin, and extraordinary diversity are some of the many attributes that set this ranch apart from others.

At 6,803 ft above sea level, Mount Ord provides a 360-degree view of arguably some of the most revered landscapes in Far West Texas. On a crystal clear day, the vistas to the south consist of mesas and peaks such as Elephant Mountain, Santiago Peak, Nine Point Mesa, and even the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. The viewshed to the west is equally as impressive and possess iconic landscapes, including Cathedral Mountain and the Chinati Mountains on the far horizon.

About half of the Mount Ord Ranch is mountainous and foothill terrain. The remainder is rolling and varied terrain with numerous spectacular canyons and water-cut rock features, including the magnificent Panther Hole. 

The big game and upland bird populations on the ranch are exceptional. This is in part due to the diverse habitat with many springs, dense riparian areas, mountains, canyons, valleys, boulders, and overall thermal cover. Game and other huntable species found on the ranch include mule deer, trophy elk, white-tailed deer, Rio Grande turkey, javelina, feral hogs, mourning dove, blue quail, and mountain lion. Non-game species include black bear and Montezuma quail. Word of mouth has it there are upwards of 13 different mature black bears calling the Del Norte Mountains home. 

Over the years, the owners have taken 350” to 400+” bull elk and have reported resident populations of elk to be exceptional… as seen firsthand on our visits!

The ranch uses supplemental feed to support wildlife populations, with protein feeders strategically located across the ranch (all within feeder pens).

Seasonal migrations of mourning and white-winged dove and waterfowl also provide wing shooting opportunities. 

Improvements

The Mount Ord Ranch has several homes and barns all within the headquarters located centrally on the ranch. 

  • Main Home: The 4,420 square feet main home is a 1950s vintage home with 4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths plus separate guest quarters. Our favorite feature of the home is the sweeping covered porch with spectacular views.
  • Foreman’s Home: The 1,736 square feet home has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and is centrally located in the headquarters area.
  • Bunkhouse: This house is 1,128 square feet and can be used for ranch hands or as a hunter’s cabin.
  • Horse Barn: 4,000 square feet with 8 indoor stalls, 2 tack rooms, round pen, and outdoor stalls and turnouts.
  • Equipment Barn: This 6,750± square feet equipment barn provides open equipment storage with a portion closed in, originally built for a helicopter hanger.
  • Shipping Pens: All pipe constructed, loading chute, and annually certified livestock scales. 

Outside of the headquarters area, there are 3 additional sets of working pens.  

The ranch’s road system allows good access throughout the ranch.

Antenna Leases: Several entities have leases to maintain antennas on top of Mount Ord providing an annual income stream to the owners. Please contact broker for more information. 

Co-Listed with John W. Carpenter

PROPERTY FACTS:

  • 15,888± Acres
  • About half of the Mount Ord Ranch is mountainous and foothill terrain
  • The remainder is rolling and varied terrain with numerous spectacular canyons and water-cut rock features, including the magnificent Panther Hole
  • The big game and upland bird populations on the ranch are exceptional
  • Game and other huntable species found on the ranch include mule deer, trophy elk, white-tailed deer, Rio Grande turkey, javelina, feral hogs, mourning dove, blue quail and mountain lion
  • The owners have taken 350” to 400+” bull elk and have reported resident populations of elk to be exceptional
  • Seasonal migrations of mourning and white-winged dove and waterfowl also provide wing shooting opportunities
  • 4/3.5 main home, 2/2 foreman's home, bunkhouse, horse barn, equipment barn, and shipping pens included
  • Well watered by way of over a dozen water wells, significant water storage, distribution and delivery points
  • An abundance of springs (some developed), seasonal Ash Creek, stock tanks and header dams, all provide life-sustaining water for livestock and wildlife
  • Charles Davidson | Partner/Broker Associate | Republic Ranches | 210-415-5570 | cmd@republicranches.com
  • Ross Studer | Sales Associate | Republic Ranches | 210-355-6840 | studer@republicranches.com
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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

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