America's Scenic Byways

Texas Mountain Trail

1416 miles - Plan for a few hours to enjoy sections or a week to enjoy the region.

Explore majestic mountains, unique cities and the vast desert that stretches across the Texas Mountain Trail Region. Once the home of nomadic tribes, culturally rich cities established by enterprising pioneers and adventurers now dot the area. From the southern edge of scenic Big Bend National Park to the diverse cultural corridor of El Paso at the western border of the state, this heritage region captures the magnificence of Far West Texas.

Take time to roam through the unique mountain communities of Sierra Blanca, Van Horn, Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis, Valentine, Marathon and Terlingua. Or explore the Rio Grande valley at Presidio, Ruidosa, San Elizario, Clint and Socorro. Or take in the bright lights and big city of El Paso.