P.O. Box 696 Eldorado, TX 76936

Phone: 325-853-2688


While the X Bar Ranch was long known as a mountain biking destination, unfortunately those days are gone, the ranch offers outstanding opportunities for fun and interesting road rides in the area. Miles and miles of paved country (County, Farm and Ranch to Market) roads lead you through a varied and scenic countryside. And an added bonus, one the central Hill Country can’t offer, is that these roads are lightly traveled.

Along with interesting terrain, read here- not all flat, we’ve put together some fun routes for your cycling outings.

  • X Bar Ranch to Sonora Caverns – 21 miles each way. Since you’ve made the effort to ride over, why not take a tour of the caverns, you’ll be glad you did.
  • X Bar Ranch to Sonora to (almost Eldorado) and back to the ranch – 57 mile loop.
  • X Bar Ranch to Ft. McKavett – three routes available, each approximately 60 miles one way.
  • X Bar Ranch past Sonora Caverns to Juno down Hwy. 163 to Comstock (ride parallels the Devil’s River) to Seminole Canyon State Park – 90 miles one way.
  • X Bar Ranch past Sonora Caverns to Juno up Hwy. 163 to Ozona and back to the ranch – 105 mile loop
  • All distances are approximate and are calculated from/to the Live Oak Lodge.

Consider the X Bar Ranch as your base destination for area day rides. Or for those needing a break from the highway, pull over to stay a night or two and put in some much-needed time in the saddle.

Our exclusive Rent-the-Ranch option is ideal for cycling clubs (road and/or mountain bike) or just informal groups of friends.