Davis Mountains State Park & Indian Lodge, Texas [Official]

Davis Mountains State Park & Indian Lodge, Texas [Official]


[birdsong] It’s just a really nice place
to be. It’s a quiet place. In the mountains
of the Trans Pecos is Davis Mountains State Park. It’s nestled in the most extensive
mountain range in Texas. We’re in the middle of
the Chihuanan desert but the park elevation runs
from 5,000 to 5,700 feet. [babbling creek] You can go from down
along the creeks to up atop the mountains. What a gorgeous morning! We have hiking trails
all over this park so if you want to get out
and exercise this is the place to do it! Mountain biking, equestrian trails, hiking,
backpacking or you can just kick
back and relax! [birdsong] Tucked in Keesey Canyon
is Indian Lodge. All 39 rooms in this pueblo
style hotel have been renovated to look like they did
back in 1937 when the lodge was first built. It’s certainly going
to give the guest a lot more of a feel of
the original construction features and design features. We’ve got the casement windows
back in, wood casement windows. Refinished wood floors,
pine wood floors. They’re also going to see the
exposed cane and log ceilings that are actually structural. This is a place that
Texans have been coming to for 50 and 60 years, one
generation after another. Oh, look! That’s neat.
Yeah. Daniel and Meg Scott have
stayed here before but not since the renovation. It still has that good
rustic feel to it, the old log beams
in the ceiling. but you can tell that it’s
been modernized and updated a little bit but it still has
that good old world feel to it. [camera clicks] Wherever you lay your head, keep your eyes peeled for
some west Texas wildlife. Mountain lions are
sighted fairly often. We’re one of the only places
in Texas where you can go and view the Montezuma quail. We have unique animals. Birds
come through all the time. But probably the ones
people remember the most are the javelina and mule deer that they’re able to see
in the campground areas. As for the trails… Expect to be challenged. That’s it, take it easy… Our equestrian trail
actually starts out in one of the low
points in the park about 4900 feet. It’s easy to have a
6, 8 mile ride going up on top of mountains
with some great views off the horse. The mountain bike trails, you
literally are on mountains here. The incline can be pretty severe but it’s doable.
A lot of people do it. A lot of people enjoy it.
They are challenging. Whether you’re here for the
trails or the tranquility, Davis Mountains is sure
to sooth the soul.

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