A hiker explores Davis Mountain Preserve
Hiking adventure A hiker explores Davis Mountain Preserve in Fort Davis, Texas. © Jerod Foster

Legacy Journeys

Big Bend & West Texas

Explore landscapes sculpted by wind and water that support diverse wildlife and local communities.

2024 departure is full. Wait list space is available!

Explore the Journey

October 13-19, 2024

Full Itinerary

October 13-19, 2024

Gaze in wonder beneath the sky islands of West Texas that seemingly emerge from an ocean of sand and clouds. This incredible landscape harbors ecosystems that are at risk of disappearing. After a scenic drive to Marfa—an eclectic town filled with art and history— we’ll explore TNC’s Davis Mountains Preserve, which rises more than 8,300 feet above sea level out of the vast Chihuahuan Desert. Our journey also leads to Big Bend National Park, where the Rio Grande nourishes an arid region teeming with life throughout the year. Join this trip of a lifetime where you’ll explore by foot and horseback the awe-inspiring natural landscape of West Texas.


  • Saddle up for a beginner’s horseback ride through the Chihuahuan Desert.
  • Hike through juniper, oak and pinyon pine forest at Big Bend National Park to be rewarded with stunning views over Pine Canyon and the Sierra del Carmen in Mexico.
  • Explore Big Bend National Park with staggering vistas and the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River.

Explore our Work in this Region

Wait list space is available!

Our 2024 departure to Big Bend & West Texas is full. Trip specialists at Iconic Adventures are maintaining a wait list. We often have space open on our departures, please call to add your name to the wait list if you have an interest in traveling on this Legacy Journey with The Legacy Club in 2024.

Information & Reservations

Reservations for all trips will open on Tuesday, August 29 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT and can be made with the trip specialist listed below.

Iconic Adventures
Phone: (800) 329-4930

We recommend adding your name to the waiting list for the Journey if it fills up. We often have space open on our departures.

Please Note

Registration inquiry calls may direct to voicemail. Iconic Adventures will organize all inquiries received by phone or email in order of time of receipt and fill trips on a first come, first served basis. 

Traveling with TNC means showing respect for each other, respect for the world around us and acting with integrity. Before signing up for TNC Travel, please review and familiarize yourself with TNC’s Traveler Expectations.