We’ve curated a road trip with Texas Tourism and All Roads North that features the best of West Texas, from the inspiring nature of Big Bend National Park to the quirky creativity of Marfa.
The winner of our Hit the Road in West Texas 2016 sweepstakes—and a guest—will enjoy this seven-day itinerary, an included car rental, stays at the Gage Hotel, Chisos Mountain Lodge, and the iconic El Cosmico, plus airfare to and from El Paso.
We’ve also covered rafting down the Rio Grande in Terlingua, plenty of hiking, and a dose of culture at Marfa’s Chinati Foundation Museum. With the road trip we’ve put together, the varied nature, art, and culture of West Texas are all along for the ride.
Click here to enter and see below for the day-by-day details of what’s included in the prize. You may even be inspired to use this itinerary as a cheat sheet for your own DIY drive through West Texas.
Day 1: Arrive in El Paso and collect your car. Take a self-guided tour of the El Paso Mission Trail beforeheading west to the authentic frontier town of Fort Davis. End your first day of road tripping at the historic Gage Hotel in Marathon.
Day 2: Drive south to the stunning and varied landscapes that make up Big Bend National Park. Spend the day hiking and stay at the Chisos Mountain Lodge.
Day 3: Hiking in Big Bend National Park and drive to Santa Elena Canyon. Stay at the Chisos Mountain Lodge.
Day 4: Rafting in Terlingua and stay at Chisos Mountain Lodge.
Day 5: Drive to the cultural mecca of Marfa to view the Marfa Lights; Stay in one of the iconic airstreams of El Cosmico.
Day 6: Tour The Chinati Foundation Museum and stay at El Cosmico.
Day 7: Spend the morning in Marfa before driving back to El Paso to return your car and head home.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchasing does not improve your chances of winning. The AFAR Hit the Road in West Texas Sweepstakes is open to residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Promotion begins at 12:00:01 AM PT on 05/16/16 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on 06/30/16. Click here for Official Rules. Sponsor: AFAR Media, 130 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111.