ALPINE

Population 5,655

Altitude 4,485


General

 

Established prior to 1882; the seat of Brewster County, a vast mountainous area of 5,935 square miles, the largest county in Texas. (As a comparison, this single county is larger than state of Connecticut.) Today a retail center and shipping point for huge ranching area; headquarters for mining companies and the home of Sull Ross State University. The climate and location make the town a popular vacation area. Visitors enjoy golfing, mountain climbing, horseback riding, rock and mineral collecting, swimming, and camping with spectacular vistas. During seasons, hunters take mule and white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelope, javelina, and upland game birds.

APACHE TRADING POST

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK

SCENIC DRIVES

SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF THE BIG BEND

WOODWARD AGATE RANCH


Attractions

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