Community Profile for Alpine, Texas
Community Profile Description

Alpine is a gem. A remote, high-desert jewel nestled in the tall hills of West Texas. It is a friendly, bustling community of a little over 5,000 people in a scenic valley that feels like nowhere else in the state. You’ll immediately take note of the natural beauty surrounding the city, if you don’t notice the great weather first.

Rated by Texas Highways readers as one of their favorite destinations in the state, this is the perfect spot for you if you’re ready to get away from it all, but not ready to do without some familiar amenities. There are plenty of wonderful accommodations, from historic hotels to cozy guest rental homes, that make this the perfect staging ground for any visit to the area.

Being at the center of everything in West Texas makes it convenient to bounce around from one locale to another. Catch the rolling hills and mountains of the southbound road to gorgeous Big Bend National Park. the sweeping plains west to art-mecca Marfa, the frontier brush to charming Marathon, and the peaks and twists of the Davis Mountains to quaint Fort Davis.

Day trips will take you to the breathtaking Big Bend National Park, with its stunning vistas and incredible sites. Or the rugged Big Bend Ranch State Park, with spectacular backcountry hiking trails. Close by, the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center provides scaled-down hikes showcasing the variety of flora and fauna in the regional desert terrain.

If wilderness isn’t exactly what you have in mind for a day out, there’re also the famous astronomical telescopes of the McDonald Observatory and plenty more within range.

Well, whether you decide to take in all the activities and sights available in the area, or pick a nice hill where to relax and read a book, we trust that you’ll enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and attitude that makes Alpine a very special, spirited place.