Odessa, TXWithin a few hours drive from Odessa you can experience three renowned national parks:
Big Bend National Park
- Mountainous setting along the Rio Grande River that separates Texas from Mexico. River rafting and hiking trails abound.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
- Rugged terrain where both desert and mountain flora and fauna meet. Features the tallest peak in Texas (Guadalupe Peak) and Texas’ only running trout stream and free-roaming elk herd.
- Carlsbad Caverns National Park
These world-renowned natural caverns just across the border in New Mexico feature stunning underground stalagmites and stalactites. Awe inspiring bat flights occur throughout the year.