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Own your own mountain range — yes, your own mountain range — at Texas ranch

In the Davis Mountains, a half-day drive from Dallas-Fort Worth, lies the Fox Canyon Ranch, with over 7,700 acres of mountainous Texas beauty and history.
Credit: Icon Global
Fox Canyon is a premier, historic, legacy ranch holding in true West Texas Big Ranch Country.

In the Davis Mountains 45 miles from Marfa, a half-day drive from Dallas-Fort Worth, lies the Fox Canyon Ranch, with over 7,700 acres of mountainous Texas beauty and history.

With 7,000-foot peaks, spruce trees, flowing mountain springs and dramatic views, this ranch is as breathtaking as any mountain range in the country.

Take a look at the gallery to see

This property can sleep more than 30, but their time might be better spent watching golden eagles and other wildlife, enjoying the scenery on a hike or hunting. 

The ranch is loaded with game: trophy mule deer, big aoudad rams, large elk herds, javelinas, wild hogs, three species of quail and a variety of predators including mountain lions.

While the Fox Canyon Ranch is big, its neighbors in the “Texas Alps” all consist of over 20,000 acres and include the 37,500-acre KC7 Ranch as well as the Reynolds Cattle Company West TX Holdings and Cherry Canyon Ranch.

Previously listed at $23.9 million, the Fox Canyon Ranch is one of five being marketed under a slate cobbled together by Dallas-based Icon Global. It’s being sold through a sealed-bid, private-offer “call for bids” process, with offers due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13.

The others, which have been highlighted over the past month in the Dallas Business Journal, are the T Bar W Ranch near Mineola, Big Cypress Bayou River Ranch near Jefferson, Lely Ranch near Presidio, and 7D Ranch near San Saba.

The “call for bids” campaign being used to sell the five ranches has been used to sell a host of properties, including the famed W.T. Waggoner Ranch, for a record-setting price.

Credit: Icon Global
Fox Canyon is a premier, historic, legacy ranch holding in true West Texas Big Ranch Country.

Back at Fox Canyon, the main lodge is an open, spacious lodge with two main bunk rooms and two large bathrooms. The main room has a stately bar with ample room for entertaining and features floor-to-ceiling windows centered on the majestic views of the Davis Mountains. A large deck wraps around the back.

The old “McElroy homestead,” named after the ranch’s original U.S. settlers, is a three-bedroom, two-bath camp house with kitchen and storage.

In addition, there is a two-bedroom, one-bath caretaker house near the old homestead, a small shop, two truck barns and pole barns for the mountain cruisers. The pole barns hold a dozen full-sized outfitted and rigged trucks and UTV’s.

The Fox Canyon Ranch’s history runs deep, involving Apaches and Comanches fighting with the Mexicans, the U.S. Army, and each other over the rights to live in the Davis Mountains.

To read all about that, and enjoy views of the ranch along the way, cruise through the gallery.