Alpine is a remote, high-desert jewel nestled in the mountains of West Texas. It is a friendly, energetic place 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. Alpine’s elevation, desert air and late-summer rain season make it one of the coolest places in Texas during July and August. But even on the hottest days, the temperatures plunge at sunset and summer evenings in the desert are a delicious time for outdoor dining and night life.
In addition to activities like a visit to the Museum of the Big Bend, shopping local boutiques and a short hike up Hancock Hill behind the beautiful campus of Sul Ross State University, Alpine is at the center of the Big Bend region. Scenic drives in every direction offer day trips to Marfa, Fort Davis, McDonald Observatory, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park and more.
A full menu of summer events include the vibrant Viva Big Bend music festival in late July, with more than 60 performances on stages in Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis and Marathon. From May to July, the Alpine Cowboys play professional baseball in beautiful, historic Kokernot Field, a small Wrigley-style ballpark built in the 1940s with mountain views. More summer events can be found at https://visitalpinetx.com/events/
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