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Texas Mountain Trail Region

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

Explore Region by Theme

  • Civilian Conservation Corps, New Deal ProjectsCivilian Conservation Corps, New Deal Projects
  • Agriculture in the Mountain TrailAgriculture in the Mountain Trail
  • Historic Trails and HighwaysHistoric Trails and Highways

Theme Highlights


  • Three men in Native American dress

    NATIVE TEXANS

    In the first known chronicle of Native American life in Texas by outside sources, the shipwrecked survivors of Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca's party report that they were confronted with a rhythmic entreaty...

  • Kids roasting marshmallows over campfire

    GET OUTSIDE!

    Texans love spending time outdoors. Our balmy winters in the south and cool summer temperatures in the west Texas mountain country combined with some of the best spring and fall weather anywhere in the country...


All Themes by Name

  • WE BUILT A BIGGER TEXAS!

    Big dreams built the Texas towns and cities we live in today....

  • "CUE THE MUSIC, MAESTRO. READY? DANCE!"

    So you really DO think you can dance? Texas...

  • PROST! SALUD! CHEERS AND GEZONDHEID!

    Ask a visitor what they love best about Texas and...

  • BETWEEN UNCERTAINTY AND THE RIO GRANDE

    "Hardly had we begun to enjoy the pleasing...

  • GIT ALONG LITTLE...BOSSIE?

    Texans like to believe we invented the cattle drive, the 19th...

  • MAIN STREET REPRISE

    Main Street was once the heart and soul of communities all across...

  • ROAD TRIP TO RETRO!

    Antique horse trails aren't the only discovery options for historic...

  • "COME AND TAKE IT!"

    Texans have seen their share of the battlefield. The Mexican War for...

  • THIS LAND IS OUR LAND

    Although over 96% of Texas remains in private hands, we still have...

  • SIX FLAGS AND FOUR PRESIDENTS

    Texas’ politics are as complex and diverse as the millions...

  • OLD HISTORY, NEW LIFE

    Codifying the term "sacred places" helps us to embrace a concept...

  • YOURS, MINE, AND OURS – HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE

    Victorian mansions, sacred burial mounds...

  • "OH GIVE ME A HOME WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM"

    The history of the Texas Frontier begins...

  • DRIVE IT, PICK IT, MILL IT, PUMP IT

    Can you name the four main industries that elevated...