Skyline Ridge Ranch is located off Highway 166 historic Scenic Loop on the south side of Mt. Livermore in the Davis Mountains of West Texas within the Davis Mountain Resort at the end of Skyline Road. The property is adjacent to the world renown 33,000 acre Davis Mountain Preserve. It is located at the very end of Skyline Road in the Davis Mountain Resort on a high ridge that connects Paradise Mountain with Mt. Livermore.
It is the gateway to a large protected area with unobstructed views of the grasslands, canyons, forestlands, and area mountains. Skyline Ridge Ranch is very close to Fort Davis and its various amenities like the State Park, National Historic Site, and McDonald Observatory but it is also one of the most secluded properties in the area at the head of Limpia Creek. Access is off Highway 166 west of Ft Davis where you turn north onto a deeded easement through the Davis Mountain Resort to the property located at 7,000 feet.
Skyline Ridge Ranch is located in the heart of the Davis Mountains, a Sky Island of the Chihuahuan Desert with elevations ranging from 6,800 feet to 7,100 feet. This is a high ridge with wooded canyons creating some of the most scenic bluffs, rocky outcrops, canyons, meadows, and mountains in the region. This is ponderosa and pinyon pine country, huge oaks, madrone, and lush grasslands. The central geologic feature on the ranch is the spine of Paradise Ridge which you can follow all the way to Mt. Livermore located at 8378 feet. The views are stunning and overlook the most spectacular scenery in the entire Davis Mountains- Livermore, Sierra Viejas, Chinati, Paradise, Cathedral, and Haystacks to name a few. Mountain ranges beyond Alpine and Marfa, the Glass and Chinati Mountains (30 to 50 miles distant) can be seen clearly on most days.
Skyline Ridge Ranch is three contiguous lots at the end of a cul-de-sac, unfenced and adjacent to the Davis Mountains Preserve. There is a 3br/2bath modular home located on the property with electricity on the property which could be great temporary living quarters until a dream house is built.
Skyline Ridge Ranch is blessed with a combination of unique elevations (6,800-7,100 feet) combined with a variety of slopes and drainages creating one of the most diverse assemblages of habitats in the area. Topography on the ranch is characterized by a high ridgeline, bluffs and steep valley and foothill slopes. The mountainous uplands and slopes are typically a mosaic of mixed emory oak, grey oak, silver leaf oak, pinyon, and alligator juniper woodlands interspersed with perennial bunchgrasses and native plants of the Chihuahuan grassland savanna up elevation to ponderosa pines. Lush rich slopes of cane bluestem, sideoats gramma, blue gramma, deer muley, and big muley with a wide variety of plants, flowers and forbs create a botanical wonderland.
Because of the diverse habitat with creeks, boulders, bluffs, trees, grasses and mountains there is an abundance of game and non-game animals and wildlife on Skyline Ridge Ranch. This is mule deer and whitetail deer country with an expanding population of rocky mountain elk. There are also smaller native animals and a wide variety of bird species found here like javelina, fox, ringtail, mountain lion, zone tail hawk, black hawk, hummingbirds, and montezuma quail. This is a “Sky Island” ecosystem at is finest with many unique plants and animals. The creek corridors are important to resident and migratory breeding birds and as stopover/staging areas for Neotropical migrants. The riparian woodlands are also important to the highly diverse bat fauna known from the Davis Mountains.
There is electricity and a good 4×4 road to the property. There is a small homeowner’s fee assessed on an annual basis to help maintain the roads within Davis Mountains Resort subdivision.
There is an older but clean modular home located on Lot 19 that needs some repair but with small improvements make for a great living quarters. Water in the resort is done by well, harvesting, or hauling. This property has no well but a rainwater catchment system could be easily installed and at this elevation summer rain should provide adequate water for living purposes.
House is 3br/2ba with large Living Room and Open Kitchen plan.