Located in Culbertson County, Texas, Lobo is nothing more than a memory of a town that struggled to survive. It was abandoned in 1991, not too long ago. According to various online sources, the town is owned by three residents from Germany.
We drove past with no indication of a town ahead. Dilapidated structures and overgrowth were seen behind a barbed wire fence. And then I saw this building. What got my attention were the words on the wall.
We turned around, parked outside the fence. The wind was gusty and rain had begun to fall. No Trespassing signs were posted on the fence. We could see multiple vacant buildings situated behind this one. Apparently the only people allowed on the property are the owners, their family members and their friends.
The structure next to this appears to be a modern hotel, suffocated by overgrown trees and bushes. I say modern because way back in the day, there was a hotel in 1910. There’s a pool behind this. It looks like attention has been paid to the property here and there due to various sections of painted walls.
Highway 90 is where you will find Lobo and is a scenic drive through Texas that will provide interesting sites and a few ghost towns like this one. Lobo is between Van Horn and Marfa. Enjoy your trip.
There is a https://youtu.be/lC1q9gfrBB4 video found on YouTube that allows the viewer a glimpse of what is left of Lobo, Texas