Are their mountains in Texas? Texas has over 2,000 mountains and 12 epic mountain ranges. Mountains hiking and views worthy of exploration include the following:
Big Bend National Park
Located in far west Texas in the Trans-Pecos Region and Big Bend National Park in the Santa Elena Canyon you can observe stunning geological wonders from the Permian Basin to the hot springs of Chinati Mountains. A road trip will take about 1,000 miles of scenic beauty. For an extended visit, visitors can drive through more than a million acres and hike up bluish-purple ridges of four distinct mountain ranges. Take your camera! You don't want to miss an array of exotic cactus, sagebrush, and big rocks. If you like the color purple, you'll fall in love with the vast colors and unique landscape under blue, purple, and pink Texas sky.
Be sure to take raingear for when the thunder rolls in the desert clouds below you can expect amazing lightning strikes on stormy nights. After the rain, your thirst for fresh air will be satisfactory.
For rock-climbers you can explore 125 miles of mountainous trails through desert sun and wildlands. If you live in El Paso, you'll experience these mountain views. However, the best views are said to be on the Wyler Aerial Tramway where gondola rides take you up a 2,600-foot-long steel cable where you can view spectacular rock formations at elevations of at least 5,632 feet. Hikers, be sure to take binoculars to see butterflies, birds, and watch out for snakes and spiders!
Here you'll discover nearly 47,000 acres of wilderness and beauty that pales to anything you could have imagined. The highest point is 8,750 feet. Sunrise. Sunset. You will know what it feels like to be in another world. The backcountry provides inspiration and magical mysteries. Pressed in your mind will be memories to last for a lifetime. Another peak to conquer is El Capitan soaring 8,064 feet. The touching sky was never so easy!
There is energy in these mountains. Here you will discover boulders and shrubbery lifted out of the earth from volcanic activity. Baldy Peak with elevations of 8,378 feet is tall and proud, just like the original natives of Texas and those mighty men who fought for Texas independence.
Any fan of Western movies can appreciate this area of the mighty Rio Grande diving Texas and Mexico. The highest point stands at 7,728 feet. Narrow bumpy roads and deserts. Oh my! The goal is to reach Chinati Hot Springs to bathe and wash away your tensions and worries.
Other mountain adventures you can explore include Bush Mountain, Emory Peak, Sierra Blanca, and Chiso Mountain.