Big Bend & West Texas
Explore landscapes sculpted by wind and water that support diverse wildlife and local communities.
This trip is full. To join the waitlist, contact Katie James at
(800) 329-4930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All travelers are required to be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 to participate on 2023 Legacy Journeys.
October 16-22, 2023
From above, the three highest mountain ranges of far west Texas seemingly emerge from an ocean of sand and clouds. Called “sky islands,” these landscapes harbor ecosystems that are at risk of disappearing. Our first stop is to one of these oases, The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve, rising more than 8,300 feet above sea level out of the vast Chihuahuan Desert. Our journey leads to Big Bend National Park, where the Rio Grande nourishes an arid region teeming with an extraordinary amount of life throughout the year.
- Paddle through Big Bend Ranch State Park past steep canyon walls formed by volcanic rock.
- Hike through juniper, oak and pinyon pine forest at Big Bend National Park to be rewarded with stunning views of Pine Canyon and the Sierra del Carmen in Mexico.
- Sit back, relax and look toward the stars at the Greater Big Bend International Dark Sky Reserve—the largest dark sky reserve in the world.
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Information & Reservations
Reservations for all trips will open on Wednesday, August 31 at 2 p.m. ET and can be made with the trip specialist listed below.
Phone: (800) 329-4930
All travelers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate on 2023 Legacy Journeys.