20562
Texas
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.
Rating (4.93)
Program No. 20562RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,699
Getting There
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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!
Featured Expert
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Bruce Martin
Bruce Martin is a native Texan who has lived in San Antonio for more than 30 years. A Texas Master Naturalist, he leads informative and entertaining explorations throughout San Antonio’s downtown, historic districts, cemeteries, missions, and natural areas, as well as the nearby Texas Hill Country. A keen observer of the built environment, Bruce shares his appreciation for San Antonio’s architectural details and public artwork, as well as some scandalous stories that are very much a part of local history. Bruce drives a white pickup and tries not to take himself too seriously — he and his wife Barbara live in a 1937 white stucco house near the San Antonio River.
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Larry Francell
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Patty Leslie Pasztor
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Bruce Martin
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Liz Rogers
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Mary Gordon Spence
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