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Sierra Blanca, Texas

Sierra Blanca, named for Sierra Blanca Mountain (6,950 ft.), is the seat of Hudspeth County on modern I-10 in far West Texas. The town owes its existence to the competition that surrounded the construction of the nation's second transcontinental rail link in 1881 of the Southern Pacific and Texas & Pacific. An historical marker commemorates the event located downtown at corner of Sierra Blanca Ave. and U.S. 80. railroads.

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Adobe Courthouse

Under a neat white stucco sheath, the 1919 Hudspeth County Courthouse is the Southwest's only in-use governmental structure of adobe. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Sierra Blanca, TX Historic Courthouses

Scenic Drive

F.M. 1111 north 43 miles to intersection with primary east- west route of U.S. 62/180. Generally flat ranching areas edged by mountains on the horizon. Profuse stands of giant yuccas growing 15 to 20 feet high. These desert "forests"

Sierra Blanca, TX Scenic Drives


Railroad Depot Hudspeth County Museum

The Railroad Depot Hudspeth County Museum is located in the original Southern Pacific Depot building in 1882 which served both Southern Pacific and Texas & Pacific railroads. The building was moved a couple of blocks to its present location near the post office on U.S. 80

Sierra Blanca, TX Museums


Things to do near Sierra Blanca, TX

Ward County Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Christmas Mountains Sanctuary

Numerous remote and primitive campsites available, as well as miles of trails and roads for hiking, mountain biking (non-moto...

Sul Ross State Univ. Museum of the Big Bend

For more than 70 years this museum has been collecting and exhibiting artifacts of the vast Big Bend region. Here, people hav...

Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center

In Southwest Texas on U.S. Highway 90 West, 60 miles west of Del Rio, one of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers operated...

Gage Hotel

Few other historic hotels offer a more unique experience of days gone by than The Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas. The restored...