Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Boys Ranch: Boot Hill Cemetery

Photo by Rick Vanderpool

The colorful history of Old Tascosa (Now the site of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch) includes legends of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Bat Masterson and Frenchy McCormick. The first known “cowboy strike” ended in gunfire, with some of the participants buried at Boot Hill Cemetery, so named because many of the men died with their boots on. Located on a hill overlooking Boys Ranch, the famous cemetery is open to visitors.


  • US 385 south of Channing
  • Cal Farley's Boys Ranch
  • Boys Ranch, Texas
  • 79101


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Free