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Texas Pecos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Plan Your Adventure

  • Million Barrel Museum, MonahansMillion Barrel Museum, Monahans
  • Balmorhea State Park, ToyahvaleBalmorhea State Park, Toyahvale
  • Historic Fort StocktonHistoric Fort Stockton


Destination Highlights


  • BAT SPECTACULAR

    The Devil’s Sinkhole, located a few miles northeast of Rocksprings along State Highway 377, is a National Natural Landmark and believed to be the largest known single-room cave in the state. It’s also home...

  • The U.S. Army established Fort Lancaster in 1855 near an important crossing of the Pecos River on the military road between San Antonio and El Paso. The garrison's principal work was in providing escorts for mail carriers, wagon trains, and...

Travel Themes


    • Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

      TEXAS PAST REDUX

      Archeology in Texas received its first sustained attention in the 1930s thanks to funding from the Works Progress Administration. About 50 sites throughout the state were excavated, kickstarting efforts...

    • Fort Clark in Brackettville

      THE BUFFALO WARRIORS

      Buffalo Soldiers, a name the Plains Indians gave to the African American cavalry regiments serving the frontier after the Civil War, represent the genesis of the long struggle to integrate both the U.S...

    • Port Arthur refinery marker

      THE ANSWER MAY BE BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

      The oil and gas industry has dominated the Texas economy and its landscape for over a century, beginning with the 1901 Spindletop near Beaumont, the first major gusher that signaled...