From the mountains to the canyons to the flats, Rangefinder West Texas Expeditions provides visitors a glimpse into the wildness and complexity of this remote area of Far West Texas. It is an unforgiving landscape full of all types of plant life and wild life that is truly unforgettable. It is a magical place with vistas in all directions full of stories of the past and memories yet to be made. RFWT makes it easy for you to see and experience it all in comfort and style. Guides are small and personal, 2-4 people preferred to insure you get the most out of your experience on the range. ideal for those who want see more without having to do a thing other than sit back and ride and taken it all in. Most rides take a day, others less depending on destination. Below are listed just a few of our rides. Guides in and around Marfa are available as well. Sunset rides to the canyon, Prada Marfa, and Alpine Amtrak are also available as well as airport service from El Paso international, Midland-Odessa, Marfa Municipal, Presidio, and Alpine are also available. Please call or email for availability or special requests not listed.
The Big Bend is the largest of the National Parks and the darkest place in the United States. It is over 1200 square miles from the west gate at Study Butte to Santa Elena Canyon through the Chiso Mountains to Boquillas Canyon and north to Persimmon Gap. It is rugged and rough with miles of off road trails through one of the most geologically diverse areas in the U.S. Rangefinder West Texas day trips travel south from Marfa, then southeast on The Texas 170, one of the most scenic drives along the Rio Grande through the park then north to Marathon along side the Santiago Mountains to Alpine. It is a full day in one of the most isolated and beautiful places on earth.
Ch'íná'itíh, the Apache word for "Mountain Pass", is just that and more. Ranch Road 2810, The Pinto canyon road snakes across the plateau south over Cherry Hill past scenic ranches before descending into the hidden canyon below. Enjoy stunning views of Chinati Peak and the shear vertical drop of The Chispas' Range before dropping into the tiny town of Ruidosa, Texas, home to the most remote bar in Texas on the banks of the Rio Grande. The drive takes you back along the border to Presidio, Texas before heading back north through the tiny mining ghost town of Shafter, Texas. The Pinto Canyon drive is one of the favorites of locals and visitors alike.
The Davis Mountains north of Marfa has a variety of scenic and historic destinations. Mt. Livermore, the second highest peak in Texas, The Fort Davis national historic site, The McDonald Observatory, The Chihuahuan Desert Nature center, and more. The Texas 166 drive takes you past The McDaniel, Whitetail, and Livermore Peaks to one of the most unique mountains in the state of Texas, The Sawtooth Mountain. Diving south across The Valentine Flat with views of Capote and The Siera Vieja west of Marfa.
West Texas is enormous place with countless places to see and things to do. If you have a particular place you are interested in seeing other than those seen here, please feel free to reach out and ask. In all cases, I do whatever is possible for you to get the best experience while in this beautiful land. I want you to have a great story to share. Look forward to seeing you. Carry on!