Volunteers spent weeks installing 28,000 solar-powered bulbs for Bruce Munro’s ‘Field of Light,’ which runs through December.
The Hill Country town supplies cowboys—both real and temporary—with a dose of ranch life, complete with hotcakes and trail riding.
Five years after Hurricane Harvey, the beloved beach town continues to recover and evolve. Here are some of our favorite spots.
The drought is taking a toll on our swimming holes, although a few favorites are still in good enough shape to help us handle the record heat.
Professional baseball teams once traveled here in search of healing waters
West Hansen and his Arctic Cowboys team hope to become the first kayakers to cross the Northwest Passage.
This far-flung spot has a rich history, excellent fishing, free beach camping, and no crowds.
Designating Big Bend as a federal wilderness area, advocates say, will ensure it stays rugged for decades to come.
At trail challenges across Texas, riders of all levels can get back in the saddle and brush up on the basics.
One of the biggest conservation projects in Texas history, the vast parkland encompasses some 17,000 acres along Matagorda Bay.
The outdoor apparel company sells its gear to surfers, bluegrass musicians, fly fishermen, and Jimmy Kimmel.
Rocky paths wend their way past the crumbling ruins of animal dens, making for a one-of-a-kind nature walk.
Archaeologists are uncovering new clues at a canyon where ancient Texans once hunted bison en masse.
We cracked open a cold one with the former Cowboy to learn about his latest business venture, a beer aimed at the calorie conscious.
Why the fluffy-tailed rodents are making Texans nutty this year.
The milk from a herd of 251 water buffalo powers Orobianco Italian Creamery, which serves locally inspired flavors and, soon, fresh mozzarella.
Where to eat, sleep, and sightsee in this town of 1,200 northwest of San Antonio.
Hoof it to these parks with your steed (or someone else's).
Equestrians can ride their own steeds, or in a few cases rent them, on public lands across the state.
This town is full of thrills—especially the Via Ferrata (hint: don't look down)—and necessary chills.
With more than three hundred miles of dirt trails, the city has a wonderful arts scene to boot.
The hills are alive with socially distant adventures.
Sample tasty barbecue, gape at one of the world’s largest wind farms, and get a dose of state history in these neighboring West Texas towns.
Conservationists worked to bring the endangered animals to shore—but getting the turtles warm amid a blackout is the next challenge.
Big Bend Ranch State Park and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area both saw a 50 percent surge in backcountry rescues last year.
This scrappy town on the edge of the Big Bend region has a trendy motel, pistol-packing waitresses, and starry nights aplenty.
Flaming grew up in suburbia, dreaming of his grandparents’ cattle ranch. His work is angular, almost cubist, reimagining the Western art genre.
Winter kayaking and canoeing are catching on, even among heat-loving Texans.
Rockport resident Wayne White has worked for much of the last three years in Antarctica, where temperatures of minus 100 degrees don’t keep him from taking his daily walk or jog.
Where cyclists can pedal past some stunning views and historic sites.
Why many are exchanging paved roads and traffic for rural routes and breathtaking scenery.
One Austin-based rental website saw bookings spike by 4,500 percent. Plus: six tips for first-timers.
Documentarian Ben Masters tracks some of the few Leopardus pardalis that are left in Texas.
There are places across the state where you can commune with nature, if not one another.
In what’s normally the beloved park’s peak season, officials make the call for the safety of employees and area locals during the pandemic.
As part of the ambitious Alexandria Project, West Texas archaeologists are documenting several hundred pictographs in just four years.
After an eventful first year as superintendent, Bob Krumenaker has a vision for the park’s future as it celebrates its 75th anniversary.
The ninety-year-old conservationist and fried-chicken tycoon reflects on land stewardship—and the invaluable lessons he learned as a young door-to-door salesman.