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Lajitas

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Lajitas is a town in the Trans-Pecos region of the state of Texas.

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Lajitas is situated on FM 170 between the Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park, along the Rio Grande River.

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Midland is the closest commercial airport to Lajitas, approximately a 4 hour drive. El Paso is the next closest commercial airport to Lajitas, approximately a 5 hour drive. You can also reach the area by train from San Antonio and Austin, which have an Amtrak train three times a week to Alpine, about 90 miles from Lajitas. You can then rent a car there, or get the Lajitas Resort to pick you up for a fee.

There is a large private airport at Lajitas, owned by the Lajitas Resort [1] with a 7500 ft. (2286 m) runway. The airport has a landing fee for the aircraft of non-guests.

Rental cars are available at the Midland and El Paso airports.

By car[edit]

From Midland-Odessa. Approximately 245 miles. Head West on IH-20 to Monahans. Take Highway 18 South (left) toward Fort Stockton, then turn right onto FM 1776. Cross over IH-10 West. FM 1776 turns into US-67 South. Follow US-67 55 miles to Alpine, then turn left onto SH-118 South (Cockrell Street). Follow SH-118 South 80 miles to the Study Butte-Terlingua junction, then turn right onto FM 170 and continue 14 miles to Lajitas.

From El Paso, approximately 300 miles. Take IH-10 East 118 miles to Van Horn. Take US-90 78 miles through Marfa. Continue to Alpine and turn right onto SH-118 South (Cockrell Street). Follow SH-118 South 80 miles to the Study Butte-Terlingua junction, then turn right onto FM 170 and continue 14 miles to Lajitas.

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Lajitas was likely best known for its mayor, Clay Henry III, who happened to be a beer-drinking goat. Alas, beer drinking goats have short life spans, so his mayoral stable gates have closed for good.

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  • Lajitas Resort & Spa, 100 Main St, [2]. 25,000-acre resort between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park with a 103-room resort, public golf club, and real estate division.

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