Thursday, July 31, 2008
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Van Horn has always been an overnight stop for the traveler, and its history can be seen in the Culberson County Historical Museum in the old Clark Hotel.
Now the town is known as the Crossroads of the Texas Mountain Trail!
Look up when you're there, check out the interesting architectural details!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
The park preserves an ancient marine reef formed during the Permian Age, 250 million years ago. Geologic uplift created the mountains, now a haven of hikers and outdoor adventurers and a source of study for scientists and geologists
Friday, July 25, 2008
Just one of the lovely historic properties in the Texas Mountain Trail region, see more at www.texasmountaintrail.com/historichotels
Thursday, July 24, 2008
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The road takes you past ruins of historic ranch houses, Mariscal Mine, and the site of the Hot Springs.
Friday, July 18, 2008
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Check out the dramatic scale of the canyon...notice the person at the bottom of the picture? Don't you want to be there yourself?
For other great hikes in the Texas Mountain Trail region, visit: www.texasmountaintrail.com/hike
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Adventurous rock climbers also know Hueco Tanks as a world-class bouldering site. To allow a balance between preserving the small park's precious history, and allowing climbers to enjoy the boulders, visitation at the park is limited.
Visitors are welcomed, it is strongly suggested you make reservations for a rock art, hiking, birding or bouldering tour prior to arriving in the area, but it is worth it!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Just north of Valentine, not far from Marfa, there's a surprise for unsuspecting travelers, an art installation, called Prada Marfa.
You can read more about it, here.
Visit the fine folks at Ballroom Marfa, when you're in the area. They helped this project come to fruition, and they bring a steady stream of high quality visual and performing arts projects to the region!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
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Thursday, July 03, 2008
Point of Rocks rest area on the Scenic Loop near Fort Davis, just one of the best little spots off the road--on our list of Top Ten 15-Minute Rest Stops in the Texas Mountain Trail region.
As you're traveling, take some quiet time off the road. Stop at one of of the special places for a chance to see wildlife, GREAT mountain views, or charming insights into life in our towns and cities.