Getting Here

From the West

The 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

Local Activities

River Companies

Desert 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 Tours

Rio Aviation

Golf Course

Lajitas Golf Resort

Horse Back Tours

Big Bend Stables


Desert Lotus Massage – Rolfing, Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage

Town Amenities: small grocery, 2 ATM, bank, Post Office, 2 gas stations, hardware store, liquor store, that’s it!

Local Restaurants

The Starlight Theater (dinner and bar)

La Kiva (dinner and bar)

La Posada Milagro (breakfast and lunch)

Rio Bravo Mexican fare. Lunch and Dinner

The Chili Pepper. Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

High Sierra Bar and Grill

Surrounded by Big Bend

Eight 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.

Come see the wonders of Terlingua
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