City Slickers style

Go on a horse-back cattle drive on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas’ Mexican border frontier town, at the Rio Grande Valley Ranch.

Four wheel fun

Quad bike past disused mine shafts in the baking desert around Terlingua, a town of free thinkers, frontiersmen and refugees from modern society who have set up shop in one of remotest parts of the US.

In the night sky

Star gaze in the crystal-clear skies above Cibolo Creek Ranch, after taking a jeep tour and getting up close and personal with the herd of buffalo on the sprawling 30,000 acre property near Marfa.

River rafting

Tackle the Rio Grande river — with Mexico on one bank and the US on the other — and raft through spectacular Santa Elena Canyon on a day or overnight trip with Far Flung Outdoor Centre in Terlingua.

A trek on the wild side

The Big Bend National Park, two hours from Marathon, is home to amazing geological scenery and offers hikers some of the most spectacular and desolate trails in Texas. The ‘Lost Mine trail’ in the Chisos Mountains is one worth ticking off.

Boozing with cowboys

Hit the booze in downtown Alpine for some classic bars packed with bow-legged cowboys and thick drawling Texan accents.

Awesome Austin

The music capital of Texas, its nightlife is the stuff of legends… and hangovers.

Marfa mystery

This quaint west Texas town is home to loads of colourful locals and the railroad town turned artistic enclave is also famous for the Marfa Lights — unexplained lights which appear on the horizon as night falls.