Friday, October 09, 2009
View of Van Horn from the El Capitan Hotel
Van Horn's mountain vistas can be appreciated from the newly restored El Capitan Hotel, the 1930 property which recently reopened for travelers. The mountain in the center of the photo is Turtleback Mountain, to the right is Six Mile Mountain. Between those mountains is the Red Rock Ranch, a privately operated ranch open for hiking and driving tours. The Clark Hotel Museum, to the left of the Dollar General Store, tells the story of the history of Van Horn and Culberson County. When in operation, the Clark Hotel was a rival property to the El Capitan.