Alpine is a friendly, bustling town of 5,000 people nestled in a scenic West Texas valley that feels like nowhere else in the state. A remote, high-desert jewel set among mountains and hills, Alpine is at the heart of the spacious and beautiful Big Bend region. Along with easy access to area attractions including Big Bend National Park, Marfa, Fort Davis, McDonald Observatory, and more. Alpine offers shopping, dining, live music, and the best variety of lodging in the region.

Murphy Street Mercado, on historic Murphy Street in downtown Alpine.Photo Credit: Tony Colvin /

Year round, visitors to Alpine enjoy The Museum of the Big Bend on the campus of Sul Ross State University, featuring seasonal art exhibits as well as permanent displays highlighting the vast geographical and historical record of the Big Bend region. Other Alpine attractions include a multitude of murals, a historic walking tour, and the Alpine Cowboys baseball team, playing at Alpine’s beautiful, historic Kokernot Field.

The core of Alpine’s downtown dates from the 1920s, rebuilt in the wake of a 1916 fire.Photo Credit: Olaf Growald

Alpine events tentatively scheduled for Spring include Alpine’s Artwalk (postponed from November), a downtown street fair of music and art, and the brand-new Horny Toad Wine & Cheese Festival. Restaurants range from fine dining to food trucks, while accommodations include historic hotels, cozy guest rental homes, and more. Contact the Alpine Visitor Center before you visit for up-to-date information on any closures of parks or businesses.

Visit or call 432-837-2326 for more information.