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Texas Mountain Trail Region

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

Plan Your Adventure

  • El Paso Mission TrailEl Paso Mission Trail
  • Hudspeth County Courthouse, Sierra BlancaHudspeth County Courthouse, Sierra Blanca
  • Cibolo Creek Ranch, MarfaCibolo Creek Ranch, Marfa


Destination Highlights


  • HIDDEN FACES, HOLLOW ROCKS

    A unique geology and a relative abundance of water made the Hueco Tanks site a refuge for nature and humans for over ten thousand years. Formed thirty four million years ago when magma entered an older limestone...

  • BIG BEND, BIGGER BIRD

    Housed in the remaining native rock structure on the Sul Ross State University Campus, the Museum of the Big Bend provides visitors with an overview of the region’s human occupation that spans the last eleven thousand...

  • THE OL’ LOCAL WATERING HOLE

    Visitors to Post Park, a small, pastoral county park five miles south of Marathon, are not surprised to learn that the site served nomadic people for thousands of years. Peña Colorada Springs makes a showing...

Travel Themes


    • La Lomita Chapel, Mission

      EARTH, GRASS, AND WATER

      What do you get when you mix earth, grass, and water together and allow the mixture to dry in the sun? You get adobe, one of the oldest known forms of construction material on the planet. In Texas...

    • Fort Clark, Brackettville

      TO THE RAMPARTS!

      The defense of a territory as big as Texas required investing big resources into the effort-materials and man power, especially-a fact not lost on our Texas ancestors. In fact, far more forts and presidios...

    • Caprock Canyons State Park

      HISTORY IS BETTER OUTSIDE!

      When most folks think of state parks and natural areas in Texas, things like wildlife and hiking trails come to mind. But our state parks and natural areas are ideal places to explore history as...