REGISTER for a Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta Guided Hike at Franklin Mountains State Park, Sunday, September 25

Join a Chihuahuan Desert expert on a Guided Hike at the Tom Mays section of Franklin Mountains State Park, Sunday, September 25, 2022REGISTER IN ADVANCE TODAY. Check back next week for more hike descriptions. This year we are encouraging people who want to join a guided hike as part of the Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta to …

Plans underway for third Chihuahuan Desert Conference

The El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition are working on plans to host a third Chihuahuan Desert Conference in El Paso in November of 2023. The conference will bring together researchers and conservation advocates from across the Chihuahuan Desert to help facilitate collaboration in the region and learn of …

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, Las Cruces, New Mexico – Baylor Pass

It’s a hard drive across west Texas with the sun in my eyes.  Visor permanently down.  One hundred miles straight shot, no services.  Moving across the flats of far west Texas toward El Paso, cell coverage drops and I’m counting the miles to what I hope will bring gas in the next forty.  Air conditioning …

Homer Wilson Ranch, Chihuahuan Desert, Big Bend National Park, Texas

There is no straight line through the desert. What looks easy is hard. 'Barranco' after 'barranco', all hidden from the horizon. Impassible terrain. Snaking a path is the only way. Driving into Big Bend National Park, shades of purple compete with mounds of desert brush. Each clamoring for the win. Key notes of Freddy Fender …