Sunday, June 29, 2008

Living History at Fort Davis

In Fort Davis, at the Fort Davis National Historic Site, one of the best restored frontier forts in the nation. For more information, click here or visit:
Photo: courtesy Lisa Nugent, Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Devil's Hall Hike

The Devil's Hall trail in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a moderate 4.2 mile hike, much of it in a rocky streambed.

To read about the Devil's Hall hike and others in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, click here.

To read about other great hikes in the Texas Mountain Trail region, click here!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Socorro Mission Cemetery

One of the not-to-be-missed places in El Paso County is the Mission Trail. The churches are the highlight, definitely, but take the time to absorb the cemeteries, the plazas, and the small communities along the Trail. Wander'll be happy you took a slower pace.

You can download a brochure about the Mission Trail here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jeff Davis County Courthouse

Fort Davis is the county seat of Jeff Davis County, and one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2008 Dozen Distinctive Destinations!

This lovely structure was renovated as part of the Texas Historical Commission's Courthouse program, and it is the scene of much of Fort Davis' upcoming July 4th celebrations!

Check out the many things to see and do in Fort Davis!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Movie Set in Big Bend Ranch State Park

Right along the Rio Grande on the scenic River Road west of Big Bend National Park there's fun place to stop...
Check out Big Bend Ranch State Park, a great undiscovered place....for hiking, mountain biking, photography, birdwatching....and more.
All in the Texas Mountain Trail region of Far West Texas!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fort Davis

One of the best restored frontier forts in the nation is Fort Davis National Historic Site.
A great place to sit and enjoy the day, imagine what it was like in 1867, or use it as a starting place for a hike to the Davis Mountains State Park!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Looking skyward

One of the jewels of El Paso...the Tiffany ceiling in the bar at the Camino Real hotel of the region's historic hotels.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

World Class night skies

The world-famous McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis offers star parties. You'll see night skies like you never could imagine in the city--the Milky Way, planets, comets--with the naked eye and through huge telescopes. Plan your trip around it!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Church in Fort Hancock

Give yourself a break from the interstate--take the Fort Hancock exit on I-10 and head south. Before long, you'll see this lovely church.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Prickly Pear Blossoms

In flower now everywhere in the region.
Here's a link to our excellent nature centers. Plan to visit one.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa

One of the jewels of the region, Marfa's Presidio County Courthouse is also a star in the Texas Historical Commission's courthouse renovation program.
You can climb to the top for a terrific view...just one of the best 15 minute rest breaks in the more.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Wild Rose Pass

Biker enjoying Wild Rose Pass north of Fort Davis.
Wild Rose Pass was an important spot for stagecoaches heading west on the Butterfield Overland Mail route.
To read more about biking in the region, click here.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

Luis Jimenez

One of our favorite places in El Paso is the city's Museum of Art. Out front is the work of Luis Jimenez. The Texas Historical Commission liked this sculpture so much, they selected it as the cover image for the Texas Mountain Trail travel brochure. Take a look for yourself--and while you're at it--order or upload a copy.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Cactus blooms

Look down at the floor of the Chihuahuan Desert, and you'll see jewels of color...
...check out our nature centers in the Texas Mountain Trail region to learn more.