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Texas - Big Bend & West Texas (PDF Chapter)
This is the Big Bend & West Texas chapter from Lonely Planet’s Texas guide-book.
Welcome to the land of wide open spaces. Dip below the interstate and you’ll find vistas as captivating as they are endless: rugged Western-movie terrain and alien landscapes, with huge rock formations jutting suddenly out of the desert.
- get up early to hike a leafy trail to a big view in the Chisos Mountains, Big Bend National Park
- step into the Chinati Foundation Museum, a historic artillery shed in Marfa, for a scenic col-lision of art, architecture and the west Texas plains
- watch the setting sun change the sky’s color in every direction from the summit of Skyline Drive om Davis Mountains State Park
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Big Bend National Park & Around, Terlingua & Study Butte, Big Bend Ranch State Park & Around, Central West Texas, Fort Davis & Davis Mountains, Marfa, Alpine, Marathon, El Paso, Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
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