Driving west from San Antonio, I-10 rises through the Texas Hill Country, then drops again into the Chihuahuan Desert. Broad vistas reveal distant sky-islands of mountain ranges, many speaking to their volcanic origins. The Big Bend of Texas beckons. Out here, a peaceful quietude exists. One of the true "dark sky" spots in the US, "the stars at night, are big and bright" because you truly are deep in the heart of Texas.
Big Bend National Park, the scenic River Drive in Big Bend Ranch State Park, Davis Mountain State Park, Guadelupe Mountains National Park, the big salt flat near Cornuda…. and the roads and towns in between … all hold a special beauty.
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