History of the Frio Cielo Ranch
This is a vintage set of directions that came with a Map of The Frio Cielo Ranch circa the Early 70's:
"The Frio Cielo Ranch is located in the Texas Hill Country in beautiful South Central Texas. It is near Garner State Park, Leakey, Concan, and Reagan Wells. Directions to Frio Cielo Ranch are as follows: Turn off Hwy. 83.....20 miles north of Uvalde onto FM 1051. From this point, it is 15 miles to Frio Cielo Ranch. You will see former Governor, Dolph Briscoe's home on the left. Soon, you'll arrive in Reagan Wells. A quaint miniature town which reached it's zenith early last century during the quest of many for mineral baths. The old, claw-footed tubs are still there, though now privately owned. From the Hwy 83 cut-off you have now traveled 8 miles to Reagan Wells. Go straight thru town and look at your car odometer to know when you have driven the next 7 miles to the Ranch. Leaving Reagan Wells you'll see the Baptist Church on the left, and on up the road you'll pass the Heard School and Cemetary. On to Ford Ranger Crossing, a flat cement, shallow river crossing. Farther on and you'll pass under the Flying J Ranch sign. You are almost there! Soon you will see the "WELCOME TO FRIO CIELO RANCH" sign, and that is where the fun begins!
Frio Cielo Ranch is a new idea in recreational fun. Own your own little spread- from one-half acre- and build your own hideaway cabin, or spread out and camp anywhere under the trees on the 100 acre reserve. Camping is for property owners only. Drive up the lane at Frio Cielo Ranch and you'll likely meet the Ranch Manager. He's there to show you around and to "ride fences" Take a hike down Turkey Trot to the Pecan mott and count the deer or take the cut across the river up to the Indian Middens. Dig at your own risk! No live Indians have been found yet, but plenty of evidence shows they were here! Climb the bluff, swim the cool, clear 9/10th's of a mile of the Seco Frio River that runs through the Ranch. Hike the trails, and when you are ready to rest you can enjoy watching the protected wildlife that abounds on the Ranch. Count the deer, turkeys, gray rock squirrels, 'possums, raccoons, and others as they move freely about. bring a handful of corn and you'll be a welcome guest in time. The seclusion of the Ranch and the timelessness of the canyon offers a cool and calm quietness as the day's activities draw to an end, This, plus the warmth of the sun and the chill of the clear, spring-fed river will bring you back, again and again, to Frio Cielo Ranch. In Spanish or in English, you will be saying......HEAVENLY FRIO!"