The Big Bend Region of west Texas is Just Ahead’s first smartphone audio guide for the Lone Star State. The new guide covers all the beauty and attractions of Brewster County—the largest county in Texas, and home to Big Bend National Park.
Known for its wide open spaces, the Big Bend Region is also a place of welcoming communities and excellent roads. Just Ahead guides you throughout the sprawling county, from its gateway towns to its rural highways to the 800,000-acre national park. Travelers from the east are directed to and through historic Marathon, and travelers from the west pass through the county seat of Alpine. National park visitors can utilize Study Butte-Terlingua or Lajitas as home-base communities for explorations in the spectacular park.
Big Bend National Park is the region’s biggest draw, and Just Ahead leads you along its major roads and to its jaw-dropping vistas, geological wonders, historic enclaves, and superb hiking trails. The guide covers the park’s fabled sights, such as Chisos Basin, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Santa Elena Canyon, Boquillas Canyon, and Rio Grande Village, as well as the unique old riverside spa—Hot Springs Historic District. Along the way you’ll hear stories about early days in the park and in the region. Did you know early army surveyors used a camel pack train to traverse the rugged terrain?
The guide also tells you about the region’s geology, wildlife, and Native American history, providing hours of entertaining and informative narrative (more than 200 stories!) as you drive through the wild west Texas rangeland, desert, and rugged mountains. As with any Just Ahead guide, all you need to do is to turn on the app, sit back, and enjoy the drive. As we like to say, it’s like having a friendly tour guide along for the ride.
The guide is available in the Apple App Store and in Google Play.