The numbers behind our May issue.
Just an hour’s drive from Houston is a small island that is one of “The Best Beaches in Texas” according to USA Today. This place is Galveston Island, Houston’s playground, and it’s full of surprises for visitors who want to enjoy a quick escape to recharge.
We’ve mapped out nineteen places to cool off the way nature intended by swimming, wading, and diving into Texas’s restorative waterways.
You know about Emory Peak, Santa Elena Canyon, and the Window. But when’s the last time you actually made the pilgrimage to our largest national park? Whether you’re a hiking greenhorn or a backpacking pro, here’s a guide to inspire you to get away from it all.
Most of Texas may be privately owned, but that doesn’t mean it’s tame. From McKittrick Ridge and the Guadalupe River to Maravillas Canyon and Lake Crockett, here are eighteen places where you can revel in the most natural, untouched—and, yes, savage—aspects of our state.
Whether you want to ride a horse, bomb down a mountain-bike trail, hike up a hill, relax in a hot springs, scale the face of a giant granite boulder, or just sit on your tailgate and look at a pretty sunset, there’s a lot to do on and around the peaks of West Texas. So strap on your pack and go!
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