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Southern Grand Circle Road Trip

April 12, 2012, 2:34 pm
by Phil Bencomo Encompassing much of southern New Mexico and western Texas, the Southern Grand Circle features some of the Southwest’s most spectacular scenery, all less than half a day’s drive from El Paso. With mild temperatures and flowering fauna, spring is the perfect season for a road trip through ...

A Slice of the Rockies in Texas? Exploring Guadalupe Mountains National Park

September 17, 2010, 6:43 am
Guadalupe Mountains National Park sits in a remote corner of Texas, abutting the New Mexico border, with the closest major city being El Paso. Its little visited 86,000 acres protect pristine desert, scorching salt flats, rugged peaks and lush canyons. Just getting there is half a road trip. From Houston, ...

Weekend Getaway: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

December 20, 2009, 7:13 pm
Imagine a quiet day in a rare and spectacular place: a small waterfall cascades past fern-covered rocks . . . ribbons of sunlight beam through a mixed forest canopy of deciduous and coniferous trees . . . native vegetation and ancient stone flash with unexpected color. Now, imagine all ...

In Texas, Seeing the West as It Was

September 14, 2009, 7:12 am
A visit to Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a vivid reminder that not all of the West was won and an illustration of why that’s a very good thing. The untamed West in all its cranky, craggy, dusty, arid majesty seems to have been frozen in amber in this ...

Top 10 Leaf Peeping Destinations

September 3, 2009, 11:06 am
One of our favorite parts of autumn is beautiful change in foliage. From green to different shades of orange and red and yellow, trees in some places begin to change as early as late August. If you’re interested in some leaf peeping this fall, then plan a visit to ...

Buried history

June 8, 2009, 7:46 am
Somewhere below the shifting gypsum sand dunes west of Guadalupe Mountains National Park are the buried remains of a wagon train. It was lost during the time, nearly 150 years ago, when thousands of settlers, soldiers, gold-seekers and others traveled west through this particular area along the Emigrant Trail.In ...

Texas Tries to Clear the Air at Two National Parks

June 12, 2008, 1:15 pm
To comply with federal air quality requirements for national parks, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is revising the State Implementation Plan, SIP, to address visibility at both Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains parks and at protected areas in neighboring states. The federal rule calls for visibility improvements at national ...