Calendar of Events

El Paso Events

Events in and around the El Paso area.

August 2016

Aug 29 End Date

Night Sky Photo Contest

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Calling all photographers and stargazers alike: Big Bend Ranch is holding its first Night Sky photo contest! Make your way out to "the other side of nowhere" to shoot some of the darkest skies in the United States and a chance to have your photo used and displayed in Big Bend Ranch facilities! See details below.
Aug 30 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.

September 2016

Sep 1 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 1 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 1 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Sep 1 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? This program will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while staying with us in the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center.
Sep 2 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Sep 2 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Sep 2 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Sep 2 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 3 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Sep 3 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 3 End Date

Hueco Tanks Family Cave Explorations!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Spend a fun afternoon exploring some of the enclosed spaces of Hueco Tanks
Sep 3 End Date

Critters Of West Texas

Balmorhea State Park
This is an after dark program, and is a PowerPoint presentation on a projected surface. Guess various sounds made by animals in West Texas! We'll reveal their true identity and learn facts about them.
Sep 4 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 4 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? This program will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while staying with us in the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center.
Sep 4 End Date

Life-Sized Board Game

Balmorhea State Park
Test your nature knowledge in this trivia game in which the players are the game pieces.
Sep 6 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Sep 8 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 8 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 8 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Sep 8 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? This program will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while staying with us in the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center.
Sep 9 End Date

Franklin Mountains Trail Run - 50K, 13.1 Half, 6 Miler, 10K & 5K

Franklin Mountains State Park
This is a True Texas Mountain Race on the Franklin Mountains. The races will be run around altitude at 5000' and climb to 7192' for the 50k. Most of the trails low are desert trail that is runable terrain with easy technical trail. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a combination of straight climbing and switchbacks.
Sep 9 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Sep 9 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Sep 9 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 9 End Date

Afloat in the Stars: Stargazing in San Solomon Springs

Balmorhea State Park
Float in the springs and stargaze after dark.
Sep 10 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Sep 10 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 10 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Sep 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's go on a modern day treasure hunt!
Sep 10 End Date

Mysteries of the Night Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us on this educational hike to learn all about the things that go "bump" in the night in our beautiful, and sometimes mysterious, Chihuahuan Desert!
Sep 11 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Sep 13 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Sep 15 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 15 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Sep 15 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? This program will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while staying with us in the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center.
Sep 16 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Sep 16 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Sep 17 End Date

12th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come and join us at this FREE event to discover the wonders of the Desert. Enjoy educational exhibits, guided walks, demonstrations, and other fun outdoors activities!
Sep 20 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Sep 22 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 22 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Sep 22 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? This program will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while staying with us in the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center.
Sep 23 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Sep 23 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Sep 23 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Sep 23 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 24 End Date

Peak Fitness Challenge Hike on Ron Coleman Trail - Carpooling Necessary

Franklin Mountains State Park
Celebrate National Public Lands Day by joining us for a hike on one of the toughest trails in the Franklin Mountains! Your hard work pays off with spectacular views, “fun” challenges climbing 4 sections of chains and over steep 10 -15 ft rock walls, and of course the right to say you conquered the Ron Coleman Trail.
Sep 24 End Date

Public Lands Day: Trail Maintenance Day

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Show your love and support for your State Parks by volunteering!
Sep 24 End Date

Yoga in the Park - by Dare to Dream Yoga

El Paso, TX - Lost Dog trailhead
Enjoy a relaxing yoga session surrounded by the beauty of nature!
Sep 24 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 24 End Date

Critters of West Texas

Balmorhea State Park
Guess the sounds and learn about West Texas animals at this 45-minute event.
Sep 25 End Date

Last Sunday Hike: Sombrero Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike up and around Ranger Peak!
Sep 27 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Sep 29 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 29 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 29 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Sep 29 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? This program will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while staying with us in the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center.
Sep 30 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Sep 30 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Sep 30 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 30 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Stargazing at Hueco Tanks!

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Copper Prospect Mine Tour (Limited to 20 participants)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's head underground to explore some of the hidden secrets of the Franklin Mountains!
Oct 1 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 4 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Oct 6 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 6 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 6 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Oct 6 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? This program will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while staying with us in the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center.
Oct 7 End Date

Howl-oween Bark in the Park - Costumed Dog Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come out to the park for a Halloween celebration hike ~ This is a fun, dog-friendly hike on the Agave Loop Trail and we encourage costumes for both two-legged and four-legged participants. Sure to be a tail-waggin' good time!
Oct 7 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Oct 7 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Oct 7 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Oct 7 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 8 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Oct 8 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 8 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Oct 8 End Date

Afloat in the Stars; Stargazing in San Solomon Springs

Balmorhea State Park
Float in the springs and stargaze after dark.
Oct 9 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Oct 11 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Oct 13 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 13 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 13 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Oct 13 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? This program will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while staying with us in the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center.
Oct 14 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Oct 14 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Oct 14 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 15 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Oct 15 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
Oct 15 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 16 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!
Oct 18 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Oct 20 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 20 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 20 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Oct 20 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? This program will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while staying with us in the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center.
Oct 21 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Oct 21 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Oct 21 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 22 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Oct 22 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 22 End Date

Creatures of the Night and Spider Sniffing

Balmorhea State Park
Learn about our creepy-crawlies and go spider sniffing.
Oct 25 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Oct 27 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 27 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 27 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Oct 27 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? This program will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while staying with us in the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center.
Oct 28 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Oct 28 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike – Nature Walk Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
So you think you have what it takes to survive a Zombie Apocalypse?  Let’s put your wilderness survival skills to the test and have a little fun, too! Great for children, families and pets.
Oct 28 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 29 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.

November 2016

Nov 1 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Nov 3 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 3 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Nov 4 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Nov 5 End Date

Peak Fitness Challenge Hike – N. Franklin Peak Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
N. Franklin Peak is the highest peak in the park at 7,192 feet in elevation; with over 2,000 feet in elevation gain from the trailhead to the top, you’re sure to get your heart pumping and calories burning on this amazing trek!
Nov 5 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Nov 6 End Date

3rd Annual “Happy Tails n’ Happy Trails” - Dog-friendly Event

Franklin Mountains State Park
3rd Annual Happy Tails n’ Happy Trails -- Fun for the whole family, 2-legged and 4-legged!
Nov 10 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 11 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Nov 12 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Nov 12 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Nov 13 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Nov 17 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 18 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Nov 19 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Nov 19 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Nov 24 End Date

Turkey Trot Hike - West Cottonwood Springs

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us on our Thanksgiving Day hike, a perfect way to erase any guilt from that extra slice of pumpkin pie you may have!
Nov 25 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.

December 2016

Dec 2 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Dec 9 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Dec 10 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Dec 11 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Dec 16 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Dec 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Dec 23 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Dec 30 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.

January 2017

Jan 1 End Date

Hueco First Day Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
As a new year rolls in, it is time for the Annual First Day Hikes! This year Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site will be offering four hikes on January 1st with varying difficulties for all ages.
Jan 6 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Jan 13 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Jan 14 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Jan 20 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Jan 21 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Jan 27 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.

February 2017

Feb 3 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Feb 10 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Feb 11 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Feb 17 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Feb 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.

March 2017

Mar 11 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Mar 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.

April 2017

Apr 8 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Apr 15 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.

May 2017

May 13 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
May 20 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.

June 2017

Jun 10 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Jun 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.

July 2017

Jul 8 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Jul 15 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.

August 2017

Aug 12 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Aug 19 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.

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