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Davis Mountains Preserve Tours


A woman with a backpack walks on stones in a river surrounded by mountains.
Guided Day Tour See the Davis Mountains Preserve in West Texas! © Jerod Foster

Register: Davis Mountains Preserve Tour

Register for a guided tour of the Davis Mountains Preserve on May 6, 2024 from 9:00am-2:00pm. The Davis Mountains Preserve is NOT open for additional public visitation on this date.


Event Overview

The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Davis Mountains Preserve is a wildlife refuge in the highest country of the Davis Mountains in far West Texas. This sky island is a unique ecosystem harboring plants and wildlife that are seen in few, if any, other places in Texas, including ponderosa pine and quaking aspen, Montezuma quail, mountain short-horned lizards and Mexican black bears.


We are pleased to offer a Guided Day Tour of the Davis Mountains Preserve, which includes a presentation on The Nature Conservancy's work in West Texas, a driving tour of the preserve and an interpretive hike. THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS PRESERVE IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THESE TOUR DATES.

Important info about the tours:

  • Hiking difficulty: easy to hard, tailored to each group.
  • Maximum participants: 12
  • Please bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the preserve.
  • Other supplies you will need: good hiking shoes, hiking poles, water, snacks, binoculars (if you have them).

2024 Davis Mountains Preserve Tours:

Tours are limited to 12 people and require reservations that you can obtain from this website one month before the tour. For example, reservation sign-ups for the March 8, 2024 tour will be posted at the top of this page by the beginning of February 2024. Tours will include a presentation on TNC’s work in West Texas, a driving tour of the preserve and an interpretive hike:

  • March 8
  • April 11
  • May 6
  • June 21
  • July 10
  • August 9
  • Tentative October 21
  • Tentative November 1
  • Tentative December 6

For more information, contact Kaylee French by email at kaylee.french@TNC.ORG, or call 432-426-2390.