On the Road: San Antonio to Big Bend National Park
Immerse yourself in the best of Texas as you visit remote state and national parks, explore Fort Davis Historic Site and stargaze at the McDonald Observatory.
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Program No. 20562RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Explore Texas nature and culture from San Antonio’s Riverwalk to the mountains of Big Bend National Park. Cross the Chihuahuan Desert as a naturalist interprets all you see and scale the Chisos Mountains to explore Big Bend’s rugged landscapes. Visit Terlingua ghost town, Fort Davis National Historic Site and much more.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Hiking up to one mile over varied terrain. Standing up to one hour. climbing two flights of stairs; getting on/off coach. No porterage. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the darkest skies in the country in a star party with an expert at the McDonald Observatory.
  • Travel back in time with a visit to Fort Davis National Historic Site.
  • See a wide variety of plants and wildlife as you journey through deserts and mountains of Big Bend National Park.

General Notes

Consider enrolling in "Signature City San Antonio" (#1981) or "San Antonio: Heart of the City, Heart of the Hill Country" (#22272) before or after this program to extend your exploration of Texas!
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Liz Rogers
Liz Rogers grew up on a sheep and goat ranch in Uvalde County. After graduating from Texas A & M and South Texas College of Law, she moved to El Paso, where she lived over 20 years. In 2001, she relocated to Alpine, where she continued her work with the Federal Public Defender's office, from which she recently retired. She just completed a trip around the world by train and freighter in 73 days. Liz is a Master Naturalist as well as a Quail Master. She serves on the board of trustees of the Texas Nature Conservancy, and is a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas.
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Larry Francell
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Liz Rogers
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