The West Texas Bucket List

Your guide to the top things to do and see in West Texas. Davis Mountains - Far west Texas isn't just open desert like the movies would have you believe. Explore Davis Mountains State Park's miles of trails, camping, and informational programming... More McDonald Observatory - The stars at night are extra big and bright at this … Continue reading The West Texas Bucket List

Star Gazing at McDonald Observatory

The stars at night are extra big and bright at this West Texas mountaintop observatory. Hundreds of miles from bright city lights, the McDonald Observatory offers stargazers unbeatable views. Plan your visit around catching a Star Party where you'll have access to outdoor telescopes at the observatory's park and an interactive overview of the night sky. … Continue reading Star Gazing at McDonald Observatory

Alpine, Texas: “The Last Frontier”

Explore the town of Alpine, located between Marfa and Marathon. Get a sense of place at Stylle Read's wall mural Big Brewster outside of the Kiowa Gallery. This mural portrays notable town figures including visionaries such as Everett Townsend who spearheaded the creation of Big Bend National Park, successful rancher Herbert Kokernot who established the Alpine Cowboys baseball … Continue reading Alpine, Texas: “The Last Frontier”

The Gage Hotel in West Texas

The Gage Hotel is located in the charming town of Marathon that still has a frontier feel to this day. On the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places, the Gage Hotel was built in 1926 by successful rancher Alfred Gage and later converted into a hotel. Guests can stay in the historic Western style hotel, … Continue reading The Gage Hotel in West Texas

The Davis Mountains in West Texas

Far west Texas isn't just open desert like Hollywood movies would have you believe. The Davis Mountains rise up above the open plain and exposing interesting rock formations along the canyon walls. Explore Davis Mountains State Park's miles of trails, camping, and informational Ranger programming. Trails range from easy stroll to challenging, offering something for … Continue reading The Davis Mountains in West Texas

Top 5 Reasons to Ski Taos

Quick Facts Located in Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico Elevation: 9,206 ft - 12,481 ft Some of the best terrain in North America   1) Amazing terrain. With 300+ inches of annual snowfall and 1,294 acres of skiable terrain, the Taos Ski Valley slopes offer over 100 runs. Skiers enjoy light, dry powder, … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to Ski Taos