A small building with a terracotta roof nestled among massive, barren mountains and surrounded by shrubs.
The Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. Photo by Will van Overbeek

Big Bend

Alpine, Fort Davis, Lajitas, Marfa, Marathon, Presidio, Sanderson, Study Butte, and Terlingua offer museums, recreation, and entertainment. The area covers 14,671 square miles. Because of the vast distances between towns, be sure the gas tank is filled while traveling.

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