Spanning from the South Texas town of Del Rio upwards to the Big Bend towns of Midland and Odessa, with some uniquely named stops like Kermit, Wink, and Big Lake, the Pecos Trail is made up of 22 counties across West Texas and stretches eastward to the central Texas town of Junction. The Pecos River is a spine of sorts for the region, before heading upwards through New Mexico
and into Colorado
. This is Texas’s Big Sky Country and a region of the state that has been home to an astounding diversity of residents from Spanish conquistadors to oilmen. In West Texas, history runs deep—and football reigns supreme.