Welcome to the Texas Mountain Trail!

Breathtaking mountains and high-country hikes. Sheer river canyons and winding back roads. Exotic panoramas and star-studded nights.

Adventure awaits you in the Texas Mountain Trail Region of Far West Texas. See land as early man saw it, as the Apache and Comanche saw it, as ranching pioneers saw it.

Visit Big Bend National Park, hike the spectacular South Rim Trail. Follow the Butterfield Overland Stagecoach route through Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Visit our charming mountain communities, where cowboys may still go to lunch in town on horseback. Catch a performance at El Paso’s 1930 Plaza Theatre, in the heart of the museum district.

Visit adobe missions, still used as churches for local congregations. We invite you to plan your own adventure!

Discover Your Adventure

Hotel El Capitan

Hotel El Capitan – 100 E Broadway, Van Horn, TX Construction – 1930 Hotel El Capitan was built in 1930 by the Gateway Hotel Chain, led by Charles Bassett, at the crossroads of the forthcoming Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe and Big Bend National Parks. The hotel was designed by famed architect Henry Trost and constructed by …

Hotel Paisano

Hotel Paisano – 207 N. Highland, Marfa, TX Construction – 1929 The striking Hotel Paisano, historically known as El Paisano Hotel, got off to a rocky start as construction workers broke ground in October of 1929, just days before the stock market collapsed. Eight months later, the 35,000 square foot, two and a half story …

Gage Hotel

Gage Hotel – 102 NW 1st St Highway 90W, Marathon, TX Construction – 1927 Restored and re-opened – 1982 The town of Marathon came into being with the coming of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad in 1882 and soon became a center for ranch and mining operations, and market for sheep and cattle. Gage …

Texas Mountain Trail Passport

Want more reasons to discover the rich heritage, history, and culture of Far West Texas, AND have lots of fun? Then pick up a Texas Mountain Trail Passport!

Pick up your Texas Mountain Trail Passport from the following locations:

  • Alpine Visitors Center
  • Marfa Visitors Center
  • Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce
  • Big Bend Visitors Kiosk/Marathon
  • Big Bend Visitors Kiosk/Study Butte


Grab a copy of the Big Bend and Texas Mountains Travel Guide, the Passport is inserted within the guide.