Modesta Canyon Trail is a 1.8 mile loop starting at the Powell Visitor Center at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center in Fort Davis, Texas. This trail will take you down into a rocky canyon to a year-round spring that feeds a couple of small pools. The Nature Center website states that these pools support a […]
We’ve been out to Fort Davis, Texas dozens of times, but never actually took the time to stop into the place that gives the town its name. We typically try to get out to wilderness areas to camp and hike and try to avoid places that come off as overly touristy. We were missing out. We […]
McDonald Observatory sits right in the middle of the Davis Mountains and is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to the area, bringing in tourists, scientists, and students from all over the world. Since the Davis Mountains, and the Big Bend Region in general, offer some of the darkest skies in the continental U.S., along […]
If you’re heading up to the Davis Mountains in West Texas, Balmorhea State Park is a must stop, especially if you want to cool off from the hot desert sun.
While we typically camp in Davis Mountains State Park when we visit the Davis Mountains area, sometimes it’s just too cold, or we’re just too lazy to set up a campsite. We decided for this trip to stay at The Hotel Limpia in Fort Davis, so we could spend less time putting up and taking […]
Davis Mountains State Park is located on Highway 118, just outside of Fort Davis, Texas, a small community of a little over 1,000 people. It sits at an elevation between 5,000 and 6,000 feet, and consists of 2,709 acres. Davis Mountains State Park is small compared to Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks, which aren’t that […]
The Madera Canyon Hiking trail is provided to the public, free of charge, by the Nature Conservancy, and not part of Davis Mountains State Park. Most people that pass through the Davis Mountains don’t even know this little gem exists, since it sits at one of the many roadside parks and there isn’t a sign […]