Barrel & Indian Creek Ranch

Silverton, Texas | $22,046,491

Property info

Acreage: 31,721.57 +/- Acres

Location: Texas Panhandle

Silverton, Texas/Briscoe County

Status: Available

Price: $22,046,491.20


Offered by: Charlie Middleton


Office: 806-763-5331

Direct: 806-786-0313


LOCATION: The Barrel & Indian Creek Ranch is located in the Texas Panhandle near the farming and ranching community of Silverton in Briscoe County.

HISTORY: The ranch has historically been utilized as a year round cow/calf operation with typical stocking rates of 500-600 cows, depending upon weather conditions and patterns. The ranch could also be utilized for seasonal grazing of yearlings.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: The Barrel and Indian Creek Ranch is situated primarily within the Palo Duro Canyon. The property contains over 50 square miles and offers some of the most stunning views of the Palo Duro Canyon imaginable. Due to the nature of the canyon, the Barrel and Indian Creek Ranch offers an extremely diverse topography which may actually be the most rugged topography of any large ranch property in the State of Texas.

Beginning on the south end of the ranch, approximately 10% of the property is described as fairly level upland plains country, which dramatically descends to steep jagged canyon walls, rolling and hilly transitional country, and finally productive creek bottom country as the ranch nears the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River along the north boundary of the property.

Elevation change on the Barrel and Indian Creek Ranch is a spectacular 1,000 feet.

The ranch contains a good variety of native grasses along with desirable browse for wildlife. The native grass turf is in excellent condition.

IMPROVEMENTS: The ranch is improved by a nice headquarters located on the upland plains near the southern-most boundary. The headquarters house is a comfortable completely remodeled three bedroom, two bathroom home with attached garage. Other headquarter improvements include two large metal shops/barns and the main shipping pens. Several other good sets of working pens are located throughout the ranch.

Two additional houses are located near the rim, overlooking some of the most scenic portions of the Palo Duro Canyon. An older, completely remodeled three bedroom, two bath home and a nearly new two bedroom, two bath owner’s residence/lodge with a porch and attached two car garage offer comfortable housing for 10-12 people, if needed.

A pivot sprinkler system is used to irrigate about 125 acres just north of the headquarters. Irrigation water to the pivot is provided by two wells with a total pumping capacity reported to be around 1,000 gallons per minute.

WATER FEATURES: The ranch is primarily watered by several windmills and six wells equipped with electric submersible pumps. Water is piped from wells located above the canyon rim into the canyon through an extensive waterline network with water storage reservoirs. This quality and dependable water source supplies approximately 40 miles of buried waterlines used to transport well water to drinking troughs placed over many areas of the ranch. In addition to the water wells and waterlines, several dirt tanks have been constructed in places and several natural playa lake areas are found on the upland plains country.

Barrel and Indian Creeks meander in a north, north easterly direction through the ranch, eventually draining into the Praire Dog Town Fork of the Red River. Live water and/or water holes are common throughout the creeks. Several other seasonal creeks and springs are scattered around the ranch.

HUNTING AND RECREATION: The wildlife features on the Barrel and Indian Creek Ranch are excellent and hunting in the area is known to be outstanding. Both mule deer and whitetail deer thrive in this area, as do aoudad sheep. Quail, turkey and bobcat are also very common. The ranch is enrolled in the MLDP (Managed Lands Deer Program) through the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

RESOURCES: This offering includes 50% of the seller’s owned mineral rights, along with all wind generation rights.

BROKER COMMENTS: Very seldom does a ranch of this size and quality come on the market in this area of Texas. The Barrel and Indian Creek Ranch represents one of the most scenic properties in the Texas Panhandle. In our opinion, the Barrel and Indian Creek Ranch is actually more diverse and more scenic than the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. To our knowledge, no other privately owned property in the canyon system compares to the Barrel and Indian Creek Ranch from the standpoint of diversity and scenic views. This ranch has been well maintained and ready for the new owner to enjoy and operate.

PRICE: $695 per acre, or a total of $22,046,491.20

If you would like to schedule a visit to this remarkable, one of a kind ranch property, please give me a call. If you are looking for a ranch of this magnitude, but the Barrel & Indian Creek Ranch doesn’t fit your needs, please call me and let me assist you in finding a ranch that does.

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