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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Mary from San Antonio, TX Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 03/30/15 - 04/04/15
We found this trip very enjoyable and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to see the Big Bend area. It was our first Road Scholar trip, and based on this experience, we look forward to having many more.

Lawrence from Albuquerque, NM Number of programs attended: 30
Date attended: 02/17/15 - 02/22/15
The program includes the McDonald Observatory and Fort Davis, which are relatively close to the overnight accommodation, but Big Bend National Park, while very scenic, is huge and remote from the overnight accommodation, so you'll spend a lot of time on the bus!

Phil from Bethesda, MD Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 02/25/14 - 03/02/14
This is an absolutely wonderful program, loaded with incredibly beautiful scenery, highly informative and entertaining presentations and interpretive guidance, and organized and facilitated by the nicest folks you would ever want to encounter. A winner all around.

Duane from Frisco, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/25/13
Enjoyable trip to the end of the world. The folks at the Mountain Trails Lodge were friendly and helpful. Darren Wallis, the group leader, was certainly knowledgeable about the region and cultures, and did a great job as our tour guide. I'm interested in history, "the West," and science, which were all included in this trip. I have read about and experienced western and cowboy life all my life so I was acquainted with "the West." I enjoyed cowboy Glenn Moreland's two presentations, especially his music night. The tour of McDonald Observatory was educational, with an entertaining tour guide. Traveling through Marfa we saw some of the "outdoor art," and the "Marfa lights" story was new and interesting. The added float trip on the Rio Grande was a highlight for me. The tour of Terlingua by Cynta DeNarvaez was fascinating, including the history of mercury mining there and the life of the miners. Darren's explanation about the lower-Rio Grande was interesting and educational. This trip to West Texas and Big Bend National Park is an excellent introduction to Big Bend National Park and an experience into a remote part of Texas and the U.S.; I'm glad I went.

Robert from Austin, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/25/13
The West Texas/Big Bend trip in Oct. 2013 was our first with Road Scholar--what a great introduction! The Big Bend area is majestic and beautiful. We learned so much about the geology and history of the area. The Ft. Davis part of the trip was also a good learning experience with "field trips" to Ft Davis Nat'l. Park, McDonald Observatory, etc. And the food at DMEC is great!

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