The Best Treks of West Texas: The Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park
Discover the larger-than-life wonders of West Texas on expert-led hikes to stunning national parks and areas of a nature preserve not open to the general public.
Rating (4.75)
Program No. 21363RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

The arid and semi-arid expanses of West Texas are home to some of the most striking and fascinating natural areas in the state, places that reward curious adventurers who hike their trails with gifts of learning and beauty. See for yourself as you hike the wilds of West Texas, from the cool and forested Davis Mountains, where you discover the unique flora and fauna of its “sky island” above the Chihuahuan Desert, to Big Bend National Park, where you experience three ecosystems along the Rio Grande, on the desert floor and in the Chisos Mountains.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
Hiking up to six miles over steep and rocky terrain in extreme variations in weather. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ferry across the Rio Grande to the remote village of Boquillas, Mexico, and enjoy homemade Mexican food and south-of-the-border hospitality.
  • Experience the skeletons of abandoned buildings in Terlingua Ghostown and dine at the Starlight Theater.
  • Attend a “star party” at world renowned University of Texas McDonald Observatory and marvel at the dark night sky.
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