Fort Davis

Top Adventures in Fort Davis

  • Explore Fort Davis National Historic Site.

    First took some time to visit the historic buildings and exhibits. After that I toured the grounds and enjoyed the sights surrounding the fort.  I also took the time to hike 3 of the trails located within the fort boundaries. Very beautiful views ...

  • Hike the Davis Mountains State Park Loop

    The majority of the Davis Mountains are privately owned, but the state park is one of the few ways to access it. These mountains are surrounded by the Chihuahuan Desert and is one of three sky islands in Texas. There are many rare plants and speci...

    3.3 miles 900 ft gain

  • Stargaze at McDonald Observatory

    So, you’re in West Texas (or driving in from out of state) and maybe you’re bound for Big Bend National Park--because why wouldn’t you be? If you’ve budgeted your time wisely, you may have already planned for stops, but whether you have or not, co...

  • Swim at San Solomon Springs

    In the middle of the West Texas desert lies Balmorhea State Park, a literal oasis among the scrubland. The river here has been routed into the swimming pool of your dreams, with clear fresh water, a rocky bottom, dozens of fish and marine life, AN...

  • Scuba Dive Balmorhea State Park

    Texas has a wonderful state park system, and Balmorhea State Park in West Texas is no exception. Located a few hours southeast of El Paso, Balmorhea boasts a large natural spring with views of the Davis Mountains. Stay in the cabins or camp on loc...

  • Drive the Davis Mountains Scenic Loop

    Drove from the intersection of I-10 and Texas 118 to Fort Davis . Stopped at the Davis mountains State Park. Visited the Fort Davis National Historic site, the Chihuahua Desert Nature Center and had a good dinner in Fort Davis. Continued on Texas ...

    75 miles