Paddle on the clear and cool waters of Pecos River and traverse rugged desert canyons of the Chihuahuan Desert. Browse fascinating historical museums and explore the ruins of 19th-century frontier forts. These are among the many adventures you’ll have in the Texas Pecos Trail Region, a diverse area consisting of 22 counties in West Texas that includes oil boom towns, rolling sand dunes, and remote ranches. Visit the Texas Pecos Trail Region to create your own adventure.
Given its diverse landscapes and wide-open skies, the Texas Pecos Trail Region is an ideal place to get outdoors. Hike, stargaze, and swim at South Llano River State Park, admire ancient Native American pictographs at Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site, and go sand surfing at the stunning Monahans Sandhills State Park. Not only that, you can take a dip at Balmorhea State Park, home to the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool.
While the outdoors offer plenty of appeal, there are many more reasons to visit the region. Spanning from Eagle Pass to Midland, the region is full of cities and towns rich with history and Western heritage. Listen to the tale of how infamous outlaw and Wild Bunch gang member Will Carver met his end in the streets of Sonora at the Old Sonora Ice House Ranch Museum. Learn the history of the Buffalo Soldiers in Texas at the Fort Lancaster State Historic Site. Discover the role the region played in training pilots for combat during World War II, including future president George H. W. Bush, at the Midland Army Air Field Museum.
All of this is a fraction of the adventures you can have here, so make sure to check out the Texas Pecos Trail Region’s website to see all the possibilities.
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