The Charco Largo Ranch is located just 14 miles south of Marfa Texas fronting on the east side US Highway for over 2 miles. Located in the center of the vast “mile high” Marfa Grasslands the ranch is a short distance from the cultural and outdoor amenities of Marfa, Ft Davis, Alpine, Terlingua, Lajitas, Big Bend Ranch National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. Charco Largo is 20 minutes from Marfa Airport which can land a wide variety of private aircraft.
The Charco Largo Ranch is named for a water feature on Perdiz Creek which runs through the property and is translated as “Long Puddle”! This is high Chihuahuan Desert at its best with a combination of rolling tree studded grassland hills, and wide-open flats and draws. You can see the town of Marfa off to the north as well as the Davis Mountains, Haystack Mountains, Puertocitas and many more. This basin and range topography between the Davis Mountains to the north and the Chinati Mountains to the southwest creates this sweeping grassland.
Chaco Largo is almost a perfect square in shape and has quite a bit of topography. There are six pastures, several traps, cattle pens, hay barn, and with 6 water wells making this the perfect grazing and hunting ranch. There is an older historic ruin near Perdiz Creek on the east boundary that was once a working homestead. Electricity is throughout the ranch giving rise to numerous new building sites for a new headquarters.
There is a set of working Pens with a scale close to the entrance and a large hay barn. Roads are very well maintained throughout the ranch and there are a number of pastures and traps
The landscape is rolling grassland surrounded by rugged, blue mountain ranges which can be seen from most places throughout the property. This vast area lies in a narrow elevation range between 4,900 and 4,416 feet allowing for mix of vegetation from the mid- high Chihuahuan Desert such as Spanish dagger, yucca, sotol, and cholla with a dominate grassland of cane bluestem, blue grama, black grama, bear grass, and sideoats grama with some scattered brush. The hills on the north side of the ranch have a variety of trees like Gray and Emory oaks. Perdiz Creek supports a riparian woodland of mesquite, cottonwood, walnut, willow, juniper, and other scattered brush and trees.
This is classic Pronghorn county combined with desert mule deer and elk in the hills. The variety of habitat creates a diversity of hunting opportunities. Mourning Dove and Scaled Quail are excellent. The grasses, trees and brush provide excellent habitat for these game as well as non-game animals. This is Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands at its best and a wildlife enthusiast dream.
Ranch has been Leased and managed by a local windmill contractor for decades, so all wells are in top shape and operating. There are several dirt tanks and one large tank that holds water during the summer and fall season. Six water wells, surface tanks, creeks, and a number of water troughs are perfect for wildlife and livestock.