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Texas Mountain Trail

Visitors to the Texas Mountain Trail region of Far West Texas enjoy unparalleled views of clear night skies, sunrises and sunsets, wildlife and high mountain desert terrain. See the sights in four national park properties, including Big Bend National Park. Visit charming mountain communities; explore forts, historic sites, museums, nature centers and state parks, all just a daytrip away from Chisos Mountains Lodge. Traveler resources for adventurers who can't wait to hit the trail and those who enjoy moving at a slower pace.

» Visit Texas Mountain Trail


Texas Mountain Trail Blog

Enjoy photos and comments from visitors in Far West Texas, Big Bend National Park, the Davis Mountains, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, El Paso and all points in between!

» Visit the Texas Mountain Trail Blog


Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is a land of borders. Situated on the boundary with Mexico along the Rio Grande, it is a place where countries and cultures meet. It is also a place that merges natural environments, from desert to mountains.

» Big Bend National Park


Visit Big Bend

The Big Bend Region is named for a huge northeasterly curve of the Rio Grande in the southwest corner of Texas. It is one of the few remaining remote and wildly beautiful natural regions in North America. Over one million acres of public land including Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park offer activities like hiking, camping, river running, horse riding, mountain bicycling, jeep touring, and casual sightseeing.

» Visit Big Bend


Far Flung Outdoor Center

Complete your vacation to Big Bend National Park with river rafting, jeep tours, and ATV adventures provided by Far Flung Outdoor Center.

» Far Flung Outdoor Center


NPS - Activities for Kids

"Get Outdoors, It's Yours!" is a national campaign focused on getting America's youth outside and engaging with Nature. The goal of this initiative is to encourage children and their families to spend more time outdoors.

The National Park Service site provides fun activities and information about Web Rangers, Junior Rangers (RangerZONE), and Park Fun. Click on the link below to get to know the NPS Web Ranger site and the exciting activities offered for kids of all ages.

» Visit the NPS WebRanger Site

Discover how to become a Junior Ranger!

The National Park Service Junior Ranger Programs are designed to provide an environment where participants can interact with the park and explore at their own pace. Click the link below to search the list of parks that are offering the Junior Ranger Program and get ready to earn your Junior Ranger Badge, Patch or Certificate!

» Visit the NPS RangerZONE site

Click the link below to learn about interesting facts, exciting programs and fun things to do at our National Parks.

» Visit the NPS Park Fun site


Big Bend Chamber

Big Bend Chamber has links and information to area businesses.

» Chamber Website


Dual Sport Motorcycle Rental

Explore the Big Bend on a dual sport motorcycle from GSM Motorcycle Rental. Conveniently located at Big Bend Resort and Adventures in Terlingua, Study Butte.

» GSM MotoRent


Scenic Flights with Rio Aviation

Founded by retired National Park Ranger Marcos Paredes, Rio Aviation specializes in scenic flights over some of the most beautiful country in west Texas. Discover a new dimension of the Rio Grande through Flightseeing Air Tours.

» Rio Aviation's Website

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