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 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

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Yellowstone

We've visited Yellowstone dozens of times and have spent enough time in this park to consider ourselves professional Yellowstone tourists. We've compiled a list of the top reasons why you should plan your trip to Yellowstone! Only place in the world where can you see so many thermal features Yellowstone contains half the world's geothermal features and over 300 … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Yellowstone

Hiking Bradley-Taggart Lake Loop

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 585 ft Difficulty: moderate The Bradley-Taggart Lake loop is a phenomenal moderate half-day hike with stunning views of the Tetons throughout. The loop visits two of the six glacially-formed lakes that lie at the base of the Teton Range. We started from Taggart Lake Trailhead that took us along a … Continue reading Hiking Bradley-Taggart Lake Loop

Top Things to Do in Jackson Hole

By: Stephanie Keinz Jackson Hole is a western town nestled in between the Teton Mountain Range and Gros Ventre Range. I've spent summers in Jackson for as long as I can remember, and always find fun new things each year. Here are some of my favorite classic Jackson Hole must-do's in town. Window shop on … Continue reading Top Things to Do in Jackson Hole