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The Daytripper Goes to Big Bend National Park

January 12, 2018 | By Chet Garner

It’s a near-mythical destination where distances stretch and time slows down, a place that can be as dry as a scorching desert or as wet as a raging river. Those who seek great adventures need look no farther than Big Bend National Park.

Scenic Route: High Road

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Scenic Route: Star Park

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Scenic Route: Chisos Mountains Foothills

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Scenic Route: Devil’s Hall Trail

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Scenic Route: Independence Creek Preserve

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Scenic Route: Chisos Mountains

January 6, 2015 | By

The Chisos Basin is home to a lodge, the park’s only restaurant, a visitor center, convenience store, and a trailhead for several mountain trails.

Big Bend Country

February 1, 2014 | By

The main entrance roads to Big Bend National Park offer about 50 meandering miles of glorious scenery.

Daytripper: Fort Davis

February 1, 2014 | By

In the Davis Mountains of West Texas lies a small town that evokes equal parts frontier days and space age.

Big Bend Events You Won’t Want to Miss

February 1, 2014 | By

Don’t let the still, ancient expanses of the Chihuahuan Desert fool you—there’s a lot happening out here, from cultured art festivals to white-knuckle car racing.

Gather ‘Round

December 17, 2013 | By Matt Joyce

Galaxy Quest

January 9, 2013 | By E. Dan Klepper

The summit of Mount Locke, home to McDonald Observatory, pokes into a particularly isolated patch of the rural West Texas sky, making it a very dark place to be on a moonless night.

Davis Mountains Scenic Loop

October 15, 2012 | By Larry McGinnis

From a distance, West Texas’ Davis Mountains float above the Chihuahuan Desert like a smoky mirage.

Shifting Sands of Monahans

October 1, 2009 | By Mike Cox

When cartoonist friend Roger T. Moore, a West Texan with a sense of humor as big as one of the dozens of wind turbines looking down on his ranch, told me that the largest oak forest in North America covers some 40,000 acres near Monahans, it sounded like a setup.

Alpine’s Edge: More Alpine Discoveries

April 21, 2009 | By Barbara Rodriguez

Alpine’s Edge: A Gateway to Big Bend

April 21, 2009 | By Barbara Rodriguez

After driving the many miles required to reach Alpine from just about anywhere, a lot of folks see this town as if it’s the last stop on the roaring open road to Big Bend National Park.

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