Fall is in the air and a retreat to Uvalde County, TX is the perfect way to celebrate the season. From heading down to the river banks, to reaching new heights on an adventurous hike, there is plenty of untouched nature to explore and fun to be had for all ages in Uvalde County. Located about 90 miles west of San Antonio, experience a refreshed state of mind when you visit Uvalde County.

Splash Around On The Rivers

Uvalde County is known for having the clearest rivers in Texas and visitors love exploring their waters. The Frio, Nueces, and Sabinal rivers wind throughout the county and are ideal for activities like tubing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and swimming. With an average temperature of 82° during the month of October, you can still take a dip and cool off from the Texas heat! The county is passionate about river preservation, so you and the family can also sign up for a river cleanup event or volunteer opportunity to play a part in keeping these pristine rivers clean and clear for all to enjoy.

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Enjoy The Fall Foliage

Whether it is your first time lacing up your hiking boots, or you have been hitting the trails here with your family as a tradition, a hike in Uvalde County reveals the sights of untouched nature. Flowing fields of wildflowers and wild grasses meet the tree-lined rolling hills and river-carved limestone bluffs providing a picturesque backdrop to take in the fall foliage. Explore miles of trails at your own pace at popular spots like Garner State Park and nearby Lost Maples State Natural Area. Guided hikes are also available through Hill Country Adventures so you can hike with someone familiar with the terrain. Another way to view the falling leaves is by going on a horseback ride or practicing your swing at one of Uvalde County’s stunning golf courses that offer panoramic views of the County.

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See The Wildlife

From world-class birding to exotic hunting, Uvalde County boasts a widely diverse natural ecosystem of animals, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and other insects. Grab your birding binoculars and head to one of Uvalde County’s birding locations, or simply look around you to spot birds such as Hawks and all three species of King Fisher during your stay. If hunting is your game, the county offers a variety of private ranches where you can participate in unique hunting experiences like bow hunting. When you want to get up close and personal with exotic animals, sign up for giraffe feeding at Ox Ranch or camel rides at Chalk Bluff River Resort.

End The Night Stargazing and Watching Bats Take Flight

A must-see activity during your visit to Uvalde County is watching Mexican Free-tailed Bats ascend at sunset. Head to Frio Cave and stand in amazement as 10-12 million bats ascend at sunset out of the Frio Cave, soaring just overhead. This is the second-largest bat population in the world open to the public, and this once-in-a lifetime experience led by the Frio River Bat Tours is not to be missed! Make sure to also look up at the sky above and take advantage of the amazing stargazing opportunities that the Uvalde County offers. See the millions of stars making up the Milky Way as you gaze across the sky from anywhere in the county.

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Whether you are hitting the hiking trails and spotting wildlife or floating on the pristine rivers, a fall getaway to Uvalde County will allow you to see Texas clearly.

For more ideas on all there is to do and see in Uvalde County, visit www.visituvaldecounty.com.

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