Explore: The Forts Trail Region
Take in the spectacular Hill Country vistas and experience early West Texas life through the real stories of the infantrymen, Buffalo Soldiers, women, and children who lived at this 150-year-old fort.
These special events allow visitors to see, touch, taste and experience what life was like during an earlier time period. Spring events are held at Forts Richardson, McKavett, Mason and Chadbourne; Fall events are held at Forts Griffin and...
On a bluff along the Concho River, view over 1,500 pictographs covering nearly a half-mile of a limestone cliff and hear how this prehistoric art is still unlocking secrets. Early artisans used shades of red, yellow, white, and black to paint...
June 20, 2013 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
A free drop-in art program for children and their adult companions!
June 20, 2013 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
An opportunity to leisurely enjoy the downtown area of San Angelo while taking in art galleries, exhibits, restaurants, shopping, and live music.
June 20, 2013 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Join Park Interpreter, David Owens, at the Amphitheater to learn the importance of spiders in the wild. We’ll show slides and talk about the...
About the Forts Trail Region
The Forts Trail Region was once the wild frontier where explorers and frontiersmen clashed with the land and Native Americans. Come hear the stories and explore the places where history was made—and make you own memories! Visit a historic site, tour a museum, or check out the local sites, shops, and eateries. The "trail" is a recommended 650-mile driving loop within a 29-county region of Central West Texas. The trail highlights a Spanish presidio and eight historic frontier forts and the communities and attractions that surround them. Take the trail or explore the region!
The Forts Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.