If you want to find out what a couple miles past remote looks like, see the best sunset of your life, or just curious to see the true rugged West, then Study Butte, Terlingua and Lajitas, Texas is the place for you.
You'll see the windswept remnants of an old mining town, a landscape stripped away of all life save for a few resilient residents in Terlingua, a vibrant gateway to Big Bend National Park in Study Butte and a very unique resort in Lajitas. But like every other community in the region, it's got even more to it than you might expect.
For one exciting week in November of every year, Terlingua is transformed into the most highly populated town in the entire Big Bend Region as tourists, chili enthusiasts, and adventurous spirits pour in by the thousands for the International Chili Championship.
The area is a manageable 80 miles south of Alpine and can be experienced in a day. There are some notable art galleries to see and the ghost town to wander through. The Starlight Theatre also serves up some seriously good food and has a porch that provides the best view of the unbeatable sunset. If the charm of the place really sinks in spend the night or escape civilization entirely and spend a lifetime.
1 / Christina’s World
#5 Lajitas Boardwalk, Lajitas / 432.424.3250 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewelry & folk art featuring local artists, large “Day of the Dead” selection, eclectic wonders.
2 / The Sangregado
On the Boardwalk, Lajitas Resort & Spa / 432.424.5000 / www.lajitasgolfresort.com
Showing local and regional artists in two month rotations.
3 / Painted Feather Studio and Gallery
Ghost Town Rd. / 405.795.3905 /
Unique original art, hand painted ornaments, jewelry - rock art. Open most days. Custom orders welcome.
4 / Quilts, Etc.
Study Butte / Hwy. 118 and Bee Mountain Plaza / 432.371.2292
Original quilts by Marguerite Chanslor, Sarah Castle, Elsie Turbeville, Margaret Bley and many others. Original oil and watercolor paintings and original jewelry.
5/ Earth and Fire Imports
Terlingua / 3 Casa Rosa Rd. / www.earthandfireimports.com