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Texas Mountain Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Biking


Our "Ride to the Post" heritage bike route is featured in the Texas Historical Commission's magazine, The Medallion.  Read about it here!

 

Cycling on Hwy 90 between Alpine and Marfa

Bring your road bike or your mountain bike along, whether you're visiting the City of El Paso, our smaller cities, or the roads and trails of our state and national parks!

Texas Highways includes TWO premiere Texas Mountain Trail rides
in their Top SIX in Texas!

#1 Panther Junction to Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park
"This is the most glorious ride you can do in Texas."
#2 Davis Mountains Scenic Loop, Fort Davis
"A fantastic ride offering gorgeous scenery and a generous sprinking of Texas history..."

Our program was included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Cultural Heritage Tourism Survival Toolkit!

Check out our Heritage Bike Routes! 
El Capitan to El Capitan Heritage Bike Route--from Van Horn to Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Cycle-Friendly Accommodations!
The Texas Mountain Trail is happy to list places offering bicyclists special services--we welcome you to West Texas! Services may include: in-room storage of bikes, packed breakfasts and lunches for day-long adventures, weather info, shuttle services, cycling itineraries or maps, info about cycle shops/repairs, etc.

  Hyatt Place El Paso Airport, 6030 Gateway Blvd. E., El Paso, TX 79905
Phone 915-771-0022  Fax 915-771-0599, hyattplaceelpasoairport.com
Cycle-friendly features include: oversized guest rooms for safe storage of bikes, purchase freshly made breakfasts/lunches/snacks packs for cycling adventures , complimentary shuttle to airport and within 3 mile radius, 24 hour fitness center, outdoor pool, laundry/valet services, and more.

Holiday Inn Express-Central, 400 E. Missouri, El Paso, TX 79901 Phone 915-544-3333  http://hiexpress.com/elpasocentral
Cycle friendly features include: In-room storage for bikes, deluxe express start breakfast buffet, outdoor heated pool, 24 hr fitness center, on site laundry facility and dry cleaning services, business center, free high speed internet, located in the heart of downtown El Paso near bike routes.

Cycle-friendly Gage Hotel in Marathon  Gage Hotel, 101 W. Hwy 90, Marathon, TX Phone: 1-800-844-GAGE  www.gagehotel.com
Cycle-friendly features include: oversized rooms for stowing bikes; pool/fitness center/spa services; daily pasta and vegetarian dishes, organic salad ingredients grown in garden onsite; snacks/packed meals and emergency bike repair at French Co. Grocer around the corner. Very safe location, gateway to Big Bend National Park. See flyer for more services.

  Chisos Mountain Lodge, in Big Bend National Park. Phone: 432-477-2292 or 432-477-2291, www.ChisosMountainLodge.com or www.foreverresorts.com
Cycle-friendly features include: motel and stone cottage lodging in the heart of Big Bend National Park; in-room storage of bikes; full dining options plus possible pre-ordered pack lunches for early morning departures, convenience store. Easy access to trails and scenic roads. See flyer for more services.
 

Cycle-friendly Big Bend Resorts and Adventures in Terlingua Big Bend Resorts and Adventures, Hwy 118 and Hwy 170, P O Box 227, Terlingua, Texas 79852, Phone: 432-371-2483 Local or Central Reservations: 1-877-386-4383
www.bigbendresortadventures.com  Cycle-friendly features include: convenient location to Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park and on-site trails; clean, comfortable rooms; on-site café for breakfast, lots of grab and go snacks for rides plus box lunches to go; on-site parking for bikes and towed vehicles; and more. Laundry, public showers, custom guided tours,party barn for groups, target golf course tent/RV sites.  Offer special rates for local cycling events.  Building two mountain bike trails on property.

Casitas at Far Flung Outdoor Center in TerlinguaBig Bend Casitas at Far Flung Outdoor Center, P.O. Box 377, Terlingua, Texas 79852, 800-839-7238, info@ffoc.net, www.bigbendfarflung.com/lodging, We are cycle-friendly and happy to host riders who want to experience the vastness of Big Bend National Park and the surrounding area.  Our casitas are sized to accommodate secure bike parking either inside or on the casita porch.  Each casita has a kitchenette with coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, since and a complete supply of dishes, cups, and silverware.  Las Casitas are located two miles from the west entrance to Big Bend National Park.

Hotel El Capitan, 100 East Broadway (located two blocks north of I-10 exit 140A), Van Horn, TX 79855, Phone: 432-283-1220 or 877-283-1220, www.hotelelcapitan.net
Cycle-friendly features include: in-room storage of bikes, guest laundry, weather information, regional touring information, wi-fi in lobby, early breakfast service and late departure by arrangement. Gateway to scenic cycling route on Hwy 54 and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Mountain Trails Lodge and Outdoor Learning Center, one mile south of the Scenic Loop and Fort Davis on Hwy 118, Phone 800-403-3484, www.mountaintrailslodge.com  Cycle-friendly features include: comfortable cabins and healthy meals (at a great price) for your cycling group, sag support and shuttles, pre-arranged water stops, snacks or meals delivered or served on your route, skilled bike mechanic and wilderness first aid responder, and more.

Cycle-friendly Stone Village in Fort DavisStone Village Tourist Camp, 509 State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734, 432-426-3941 www.stonevillagetouristcamp.com Renovated 1935 tourist court located in the middle of Fort Davis. Cycle-friendly features include: in-room bike parking; choice of motel-style rooms, suites (w/microwave and refrigerator) and modernized open air camp rooms with securable screen doors; wi-fi; next-door access to natural foods grocery/deli/bakery; pool.

Antelope Lodge, 2310 W. Highway 90, Alpine, TX 79830, 800- 880-8106 or 432- 837-2451 www.antelopelodge.com Cycle-friendly features include: rustic casual 1949 motor court cabins, each with mini-kitchen with 2 burner stove, mini-fridge, microwave and coffee-maker; in-room or sheltered outdoor bike parking; outdoor fire pits, BBQ grills and picnic tables; free wi-fi; cable TV; coin operated laundry on site available after 5pm.

Eve’s Garden Organic B&B, Marathon, TX (located at Ave C & North 3rd St, one block north of Highway 90 in Marathon.) 432 386 4165 or cell 432 386 3479. www.evesgarden.org   A peaceful boutique B and B tastefully constructed of recycled and re-purposed materials (primarily papercrete). This family run business features; hand-built rooms, indoor gardens and courtyard, fire pit, star gazing deck, and courtesy room (with complimentary coffee, tea, cocoa). Amenities also include in-room mini-fridge, romantic electric fireplace, A/C, private bath, fresh flowers from Kate’s organic greenhouse, and a gourmet organic breakfasts, featuring locally-sourced eggs, milk, veggies, etc.