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Get in Gear for National Bike Month With These 5 Rides Around Texas

Get in Gear for National Bike Month With These 5 Rides Around Texas

…out and back Difficulty:   Fort Davis I met my wife at a bike race in Fort Davis, so perhaps…

Altitude Adjustment: Fort Davis

Altitude Adjustment: Fort Davis

…Area, a 1,400-acre, undeveloped slice of the Davis Mountains. This rugged land, which falls under the umbrella of Davis Mountains

Madera Canyon Trail

Madera Canyon Trail

climate make the surrounding Davis Mountains a favorite among hikers and bikers. On the other hand, rugged terrain and private…

Davis Mountains Scenic Loop

Davis Mountains Scenic Loop

lodging secured in the bucolic town of Fort Davis, we set aside an afternoon to meander the Davis Mountains Scenic…

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

…The remote peak, one of dozens forming the Davis Mountains, lies northwest of the communities of Fort Davis, Marfa, and…

Experience Life in Texas’ Highest Community at McDonald Observatory

Experience Life in Texas’ Highest Community at McDonald Observatory

…Hummel has built an Instagram following of thousands for his celestial photography in the Davis Mountains. “In fall and winter,…

Riding High at Dude Ranches

Riding High at Dude Ranches

…(still operating as a guest ranch in the Davis Mountains of West Texas), the Gallagher west of San Antonio (now…

Whirring Dervishes

Whirring Dervishes

…years have shown that West Texas in general and the Davis Mountains in particular have offered a challenge to this…

Where’s Martha? (Marfa)

Where’s Martha? (Marfa)

mountains. Gliding is still popular here and is an appealing activity to the adventurous traveler. As a native Houstonian, the…

Alpine’s Edge: A Gateway to Big Bend

Alpine’s Edge: A Gateway to Big Bend

…so does the up-close view of the multihued rock art that is tucked away so high in the Davis Mountains

Marfalous!

Marfalous!

…of a splendid salute to the hoodoo (the vertical pikes of basalt that are a signature of the Davis Mountains)….

Trips to Bountiful 2010: Nueces River Valley

Trips to Bountiful 2010: Nueces River Valley

…laurel grows abundantly throughout this area, and mountain mahogany, normally associated with the Davis Mountains, also appears in cliffs along…

Quirky Quarters

Quirky Quarters

…Marfa Lights Viewing Area, Davis Mountains State Park, McDonald Observatory, Big Bend National Park. To reach El Cosmico, call 432/729-1950….

Minimalism to the Max in Marfa

Minimalism to the Max in Marfa

…hard edges in marked contrast to the big sky, distant mountains, and grassy plains in full, magnificent view just beyond…

Driving FM 170

Driving FM 170

…lurking menacingly in the oncoming lane. It’s late afternoon, and I’ve watched the dark clouds towering over the Chisos Mountains

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