Alpine, Texas Community Guide 2019/2020 | Page 29

Visitor & 29 Relocation Guide Neighboring TOWNS Each of the neighboring cities and towns has their own distinct history, culture and personality. Whether you’re interested in historic western frontier forts; are seeking a a taste of minimalist art or Old Mexico; are a railroad buff or want to see real cowboys at work, you can experience what makes West Texas unique all within a short drive of Alpine. FORT DAVIS • 26 miles north on TX 118 A historic town and home of The Fort Davis National Historic Site. The highest town in Texas features a historic walking tour, shopping and lodging. Fort Davis is also the Hummingbird Capital of Texas with 16 confirmed species. The high altitude and mild year round climate make it a haven for 511 different species of birds which is the highest concentration in one region of bird species in America. TERLINGUA/STUDY BUTTE 78 miles south on TX 118 Between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park; gateway to the western entrance to the national park. Featuring the Terlingua Ghost Town, adventure outfitters, services, shopping, dining, and lodging. FORT STOCKTON • 67 miles north on U.S. 67 Home of Paisano Pete, the world’s largest roadrunner, Fort Stockton is the westbound I-10 Big Bend gateway, featuring a historic downtown and the frontier Fort Stockton, other attractions, lodging and dining options. MARATHON • 30 miles east on U.S. 90 A historic railroad town and gateway to the eastern entrance to Big Bend National Park. One of Texas’ best kept secrets features historic lodging and unique dining. MARFA • 25 miles west on U.S. 90/67 Home to the world-recognized Chinati Foundation and several unique art galleries. Art, filmmaking, soaring over Marfa, and the Marfa Mystery Lights provide an interesting blend of activities. PRESIDIO 61 miles south of Marfa on US 67 The western gateway to Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park and the western terminus of “River Road”, FM 170, one of the most scenic drives in North America. Presidio/Ojinaga is the only 24 hour port of entry in the Big Bend region. VAN HORN • 99 miles west on U.S. 90 A key travel center in the shadow of Guadalupe Mountains National Park and El Capitan, Van Horn is the eastbound I-10 Big Bend gateway, providing wide choice of lodging options and traveler services.