Texas Pecos Trail Region

Experience the legendary Wild West of classic books and movies, and the real-life landscape of the Texas Pecos Trail Region. Twenty two counties cover 35,000 square miles and comprise an ecological transition zone at the junction of the Plains to the north, Edwards Plateau in the east, Chihuahuan Desert in the west, and the Brush Country in the south. The Texas Pecos Trail Region allows visitors to experience our rich and diverse Western heritage, including Native American rock art, cowboys and ranching, military forts, Hispanic culture, the Permian Basin Oil Boom of the 20th century, and much more.

Texas Heritage Trails LLC Managing Partner / Editorial Board Member

Pecos Trail Region
Comfortably Lodged

Be it a witty euphemism or a roundabout slap in the face, describing a county…

Gentleman’s Gunslinger

Clay Allison claimed, “I never killed a man that didn’t need it.” Known as a…

Outlaw Will Carver Gunned Down in Streets of Sonora

Ever heard of the Wild Bunch? Sundance Kid? Butch Cassidy? In one of the most…

Intimidating landscape, inviting waters

Carved into the vast, rugged expanse of Val Verde County lie some of Texas’ most…

Historic Treasures of Ancient Texas

Texas has an impressive collection of historic properties and sites that offer a glimpse into…

Minding the Fort

When the Republic of Texas became the 28th state in 1846, the responsibility for defending…

Archeology Unearths Fort Lancaster’s Built Environment

As ‘49ers rushed to California and settlers pushed westward using the southern overland route from…

A Passion for Texas Literature and the Haley Library

As the author of 24 books, Patrick Dearen knows the importance of research. Whether writing…

Finding Respite at Chandler Ranch

Just a little over a two-hour drive south from Midland through the mountains and canyons…

Thru the Lands of America’s Ancient History

Start planning and mapping now, and in 2029 you’ll be fully prepared for a cross-country…

Lone Star Cars: Hitting the Road for Classic Auto Museums

If you have ever cruised one of Texas’ quaint downtowns on any given major holiday…

The Pecos High Bridge

Driving up U.S. Highway 90 from Del Rio, in the desert reaches of West Texas,…