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Stay in Las Cruces NM & visit the White Sands.

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DesertHawk - thanks for taking the time to inform us about what lies west of San Antonio. We're firsttimers wintering in Texas and will be heading west next March.

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I have gotta print out this WHOLE thing.......
This information is facinating!

Thanks everyone for ALL the help!

So many ideas.....it is wonderful!!

J.P.

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Lots of good suggestions here - DesertHawk is usually spot on with recommendations for the types of activities we enjoy - scenic and minimal crowds. ymmv. Take Hwy 90 out of San Antonio down through Del Rio on on to Big Bend NP. Overnight at one of the primitive sites on Lake Amistad NRA and/or at Seminole Canyon SP (take the guided tour). In Big Bend NP, spend at least one night at the Rio Grand Village campground (not the RGV resort located across the street) and take your canoe back into Boquillas Canyon. On the west end of BBNP, stay at the Cottonwood campground (you'll have to forego the genset use) and explore Santa Elena Canyon with the boat. Dinner at the Starlight Theater in Terlingua - the menu will suprise you. Lots to see in BB especially with the 4WD truck you have. When leaving, take the river road to Presidio and then north.

Second the suggestions others have Carlsbad Caverns (highly recommend the Lower Cave tour and you will need reservations for that). Sitting Bull Falls in Lincoln NF, Guadalupe Mtn NP (TX) and you're still in eastern NM. This is just a great area to visit - have fun.

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We love Davis Mountains State Park in Fort Davis. In winter it may be cold-it's at 8000 ft elevation. But, it's wonderful in spring, summer, and fall. A half day's drive south is Big Bend National Park. It's a rugged, but beautiful area with lots of roads to drive and trails to hike. Stay at Big Bend Resort, just outside the park in Terlingua. Be sure to visit old Terlingua and chat with the locals on the front porch! Also, if you are there on Sunday, visit Big Bend Baptist Church (just north of the campground). It's a tiny church with a great spirit!!!! You absolutely will feel welcome.


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Canyon de Chelly – Carlsbad Caverns – White Sands -- Sedona – Monument Valley – All the NP’s in the State of Utah -- GC Lake Powell – Antelope Canyon –

All of these areas are great in the Winter/Early Spring no crowds, no traffic and just Fun.

If you are really lucky you might even catch a little snow – hard to describe how beautiful the Red Rocks are when they are wet or contrasting with Snow.

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AntiqFreq wrote:

I have gotta print out this WHOLE thing.......
This information is facinating!

Thanks everyone for ALL the help!

So many ideas.....it is wonderful!!

J.P.
You don't have enough paper [emoticon] This just scratches the surface of things to see and do in the West. The places to see on and off of US 90 West of San Antonio are numerous and very interesting. By the way, this is a 2 lane road but is excellent with wide shoulders. The Big Bend area is a real favorite of ours.


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You've received some great suggestions. Just a couple of small sites you might want to see along this route.

A few miles west of Del Rio,Tx., headed toward Big Bend, is Langtry, Tx where Judge Roy Bean--Law West of the Pecos--presided. A Diorama and the small Opera House that he built for Lillie Langtry, a World known singer he was obsessed with his whole adult life that he never got to meet. She came through Langtry a few months after his death and visited the Opera House. The best thing about all this is that it's Free, at least 4 years ago it was.

Another place you might enjoy is McDonald's Observatory. They have Star Parties on certain nights,weather permitting, where many of the locals bring their gigantic telescopes out and you can view the stars like you've never seen before. This is a few Miles out of Ft. Davis and Davis Mtn State Park.

Enjoy, John K.

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