Get to Know Alpine, Texas
Alpine is central to a vast, diverse community, connected by the most scenic routes in the state. The national and state parks nearby offer amazing outdoor activitities and the city itself is home to a historic downtown, local parks and museums.
And, Alpine is home to lots of wonderful musicians and welcomes many more to perform here as it is a certified “Music Friendly Community” by the governors Texas Music Office.
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend is grand in scope at over 800,000 acres. Take a ride down in the early morning to explore the diverse biology and geology that make for a variety of scenic trails and incredible vistas. Visitors come from all over the world for hiking, backpacking, camping amongst the high Chisos mountains, down by the banks of the Rio Grande, and across the desert brush.
Big Bend Ranch State Park
Just west of the national park is Big Bend Ranch State Park, featuring over 300,000 acres of wilderness. A favorite among locals for its miles of rugged and remote backcountry trails, the park is a great venue for mountain biking, horseback riding, and canoe excursions on the Rio Grande.
Davis Mountains State Park
Majestic, remote and full of adventure the Davis Mountains State Park high in the mountains of West Texas is a beautiful and historic park. Formed by volcanoes and sculpted by wind and water, the Davis Mountains rise more than 8,300 feet above sea level out of the expansive Chihuahuan Desert. The state park is 4 miles from the town of Fort Davis at the southeast edge of the mountains.