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Big Bend Country

Big Bend Country

Peace and quiet abound in Comstock along the Lower Pecos River
By Scott DuBois
If not for the lone blinking yellow traffic light on US 90 just northwest of Del Rio, it’d be easy to miss the dusty little town of Comstock.

A Road Trip Through Cormac McCarthy’s Texas

A Road Trip Through Cormac McCarthy’s Texas

With the sad news of the passing of a literary giant Tuesday, the question was begged, “Has there ever been a writer more closely associated with Texas than Cormac McCarthy?

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

Ready to take the roads less traveled? Among this group of spring road trips, you have an option to avoid the traffic of Interstate 35 from DFW to the Hill Country and discover a different route to journey out to Big Bend.

Once the Tallest Span in the U.S., the Pecos High Bridge was a Nerve-Wracker

Once the Tallest Span in the U.S., the Pecos High Bridge was a Nerve-Wracker

Standing 320 feet above the Pecos River, the Pecos High Bridge was the tallest bridge in America when it opened in 1892 to improve the Southern Pacific Railroad’s route between El Paso and San Antonio.

Shumla Treks Transport Hikers into the Ancient World of Rock Art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

Shumla Treks Transport Hikers into the Ancient World of Rock Art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

On a warm morning in early November, a dozen curious hikers followed a trail through spiky cactus and Volkswagen-size boulders into Upper Presa Canyon inside Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site near Del Rio.

Explore the Most Remote Reaches of the Big Bend’s Mighty Rio Grande

Explore the Most Remote Reaches of the Big Bend’s Mighty Rio Grande

Photographer Laurence Parent captures the rugged splendor of the Lower Canyons

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in Comstock

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in Comstock

There are places in the far reaches of Texas where few dare to travel, which is exactly what attracted me to western Val Verde County. It’s a rugged land where the jackrabbits far outnumber the people. A place where the tales are tall, the canyons are deep, and the mysteries are even deeper. If you find yourself trippin’ to the edge of Texas, don’t miss these stops.

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