From the WestThe closest airport from the west is El Paso (ELP) El Paso is 310 miles or 4 hours and 15 minutes away Amtrak comes from Los Angeles to Alpine
From the North
Midland International Airport (MAF) is the closest airport to Big Bend at 240 miles and 4 hours away.
Guadalupe National Park is 4:37 hours away, 260 miles away
Carlsbad Caverns is 4:35 minutes away, 282 miles away
The McDonald Observatory is in Ft Davis; 2:20 hours or 123 miles away
Marfa is 2 hours or 110 miles away
Alpine with food, hospital, museum and car rental is 85 miles, or 1:20 hours away.
From the East
From Dallas: 8:30 hours at 577 miles
From Austin: 7:30 hours at 485 miles
From Houston: 9:30 hours at 655 miles
From San Antonio: 6:45 hours at 460 miles
River CompaniesDesert Sports – River Tours, Bicycle tours, Hiking Tours, Eqipment Rentals and Shuttles Big Bend River Tours – River Tours, Rental Equipment and Shuttles Far Flung Outdoor Center – River Tours, Jeep and ATM tours, Jeep Rentals
Air Plane ToursRio Aviation
Town Amenities: small grocery, 2 ATM, bank, Post Office, 2 gas stations, hardware store, liquor store, that’s it!
Surrounded by Big BendEight miles to the east is the west entrance to the Big Bend National Park. Twelve miles to the southwest is the Rio Grande river, and the largest state park in Texas, Big Bend Ranch State Park. The Chihuahuan desert is well represented here and so are many outdoor activities. This area is famous for river trips on the Rio Grande river, horsepack trips through 40 million year old geology and over 1500 years of human history. The hiking, birding and botany are superb.