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Getting There

Alpine is located at the junction of U.S. 67/90 and Tex. 118, just 80 miles north of Big Bend National Park. If you're arriving from the east, take I-10, exit 248, and proceed 56 miles on U.S. 67. From the west, Alpine is located 55 miles south of Balmorhea (I-10, exit 206). Amtrak (tel. 800/872-2745; www.amtrak.com) serves the train station at 102 W. Holland St., the closest depot to Big Bend National Park. The nearest major commercial airport is in Midland.

Getting Around

U.S. 67/90 (Holland St.) is the main east-west artery and Tex. 119 (5th St.) is the main north-south route; downtown is centered on the intersection of the two. Rental cars are available through Alpine Auto Rental (tel. 800/894-3463 or 432/837-3463; www.alpineautorental.com).

Visitor Information

Contact the Alpine Chamber of Commerce, 106 N. 3rd St., Alpine, TX 79830 (tel. 800/561-3712 or 432/837-2326; www.alpinetexas.com).

Fast Facts -- The Big Bend Regional Medical Center, 2600 Tex. 118 N. (tel. 432/837-3447; www.bigbendhealthcare.com), has the only 24-hour emergency room in the region. The post office, 901 W. Holland Ave., is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm, and Saturday 10am to 1pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.