Facing Cancer, a Triathlete Competes in Ironman Texas

April 19, 2023 | By Cameron Maynard

The Cycle of Strife in Palmetto State Park

January 27, 2023 | By Katie Nickas

A New Adventure Tour at Natural Bridge Caverns Gives Novices a Chance to Be Explorers

August 9, 2022 | By Pam LeBlanc

A new tour at Natural Bridge Caverns takes visitors up rocky inclines and across slippery ledges into portions of the cave never before seen by the public.

How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

August 8, 2022 | By Natalia Gonzalez Blanco Serrano

Chisholm Trail Rides Offers an Idyllic Small Town Horseback Riding Experience

July 28, 2022 | By Kameron Dunn

9 Caves in Texas You Can Tour for a Day of Pure Exploration

March 24, 2022 | By Melissa Gaskill

Georgetown Loop Offers Thru-hiking in Austin’s Backyard

December 27, 2021 | By Morgan O'Hanlon

Spelunk Into the Depths of Texas and Discover Hot Spots for Biodiversity

April 30, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

Embrace a New Year Full of Adventure

December 27, 2019 | By Pam LeBlanc

Man Versus the Most Untamed Stretch of River in Texas

March 26, 2019 | By Brantley Hargrove

It was midday on Día de los Muertos as I hurtled down a rain-swollen Rio Grande, my illusions of control over my canoe evaporating like dew in the Chihuahuan Desert. A threat waited immediately ahead: a partially submerged tree periscoping above the churning surface. Unless I maneuvered around it, I would likely end up capsized and adrift in a flow surging around monolithic rocks strewn across the utterly remote Mariscal Canyon.

A Big Bend Backup

January 15, 2019 | By Justine Harrington

A few weeks ago, my husband, Alex, and I were preparing to backpack the Outer Mountain Loop in Big Bend National Park—a rugged 30-mile trail that crosses the Chisos Mountains and dips into the Chihuahuan Desert—when, only three days before our departure to West Texas, the federal government shut down, meaning no backcountry permits were unavailable. We were forced to come up with a new plan for our Christmas break.

Scale Five Peaks in One Week on This Epic West Texas Road Trip

November 1, 2018 | By Matt Joyce

A mile or two into my hike to the top of Mount Livermore in the Davis Mountains, I stepped to the side of the trail as two speedsters overtook me on the uphill slope. “I guess that’s where we’re headed,” I said, nodding to a rocky outcrop on the horizon far above. “Nope,” one of them responded. “Baldy Peak is beyond that—you can’t see it yet.”

Take 3 History-Packed Hikes in the Davis Mountains

October 29, 2018 | By

The Davis Mountains have long attracted people seeking respite from the surrounding deserts of West Texas. Delivered as magma from volcanic activity some 35 million years ago, the mountains harbor patches of “sky island” known for relatively moist forested hillsides, cooler temperatures, and spartan beauty. To explore the Davis range’s cultural past and natural marvels, head to the highest town in Texas—Fort Davis, at 5,050 feet—and hit the trail. Or better yet, hit three trails.

A Scenic Detour off Interstate 10 Reveals Spectacular Views of the Pecos River Valley

August 26, 2018 | By

The best road trips allow time for detours off the beaten path. Though it can be tempting to choose the most expedient route, it’s often the “long-cuts” that make a trip memorable. One of our family’s perennial favorites is the Sheffield Loop, a 20-mile scenic drive on State Highway 290, just off Interstate 10 west of Ozona.

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