Alpine, Texas Community Guide 2019/2020 | Page 23

Visitor & 23 Relocation Guide Davis Mountains State Park & Indian Lodge 29 miles north on TX 118 The park comprises over 2,700 acres with elevations ranging from 5,000-6,000 feet and offers camping, birding, hiking, lodging and din- ing. From the park, continue on TX 118 and TX 166 for a beautiful drive along the 75-mile Davis Mountains scenic loop, which passes the McDonald Observatory and Sawtooth Mountain. Fort Davis National Historic Site 27 miles north on TX 118 in Fort Davis One of the best surviving examples of frontier military posts in the American southwest. Marfa Lights Viewing Area 16 miles west on U.S. 90/67 The mysterious lights were first observed and recorded in 1883; they are still observed today. Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens 20 miles north on TX 118 Located on 500 acres in the foothills of the Davis Mountains, this non-profit organization promotes public awareness, appreciation and concern for the natural diversity of the Chihuahuan Desert re- gion through research and education. Features a visitor center, out- door exhibits, botanical gardens, hiking trails and special events. Davis Mountains Preserve 50 miles north on TX 118 The Nature Conservancy’s 33,075-acre preserve is open for out- door activities including hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping and birding on selected days each year. • Free hot breakfast • Free WiFi • Seasonal outdoor pool & whirlpool • Business center • Pet Friendly • 100% smoke free (432) 837-1530 2401 East Highway 90, Alpine, TX Texas Mountain Trail A driving route through the six westernmost counties of Texas. Highlights along the trail are historic sites, museums, state parks and unique mountain and desert communities. Rural Land Loans Country Home Loans Farm & Ranch Loans Livestock & Equipment Loans Operating Capital Agribusiness Financing Leasing Alpine Credit Office 108 W. Avenue E 432.837.5948 TEXAS’ LARGEST RURAL LENDER