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Alpine is located in Brewster County in the west-central Big Bend region of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,905 residents. Alpine lies in a high valley (the highest city in the state,) with the Glass Mountains to the east, the Davis Mountains to the north, and the Del Norte Mountains to the south. This area had been a campsite area for cattlemen between 1878 and 1882. After that, a "tent city" was created for railroad workers and their families. The settlement was originally called Osborne, and by 1888, when the town's name changed to Alpine, the petition mentioned a hotel, three saloons, a rooming house, a livery stable, a butcher shop, a drugstore/post office and several houses. The town of Alpine was off to a good start. In the 1940s, the opening of Big Bend National Park brought even more growth to Alpine. Today, the city is home to the Sul Ross State University, a member of the Texas State University system. The town of Alpine also serves as a business center for ranching in the Big Bend area of Texas. Attractions include the restored Fort Davis Historic Site, which was a famous frontier outpost garrisoned from 1854 to 1891. The site has a museum, visitor's center and a restored officers' quarters. In addition, the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine houses local Spanish, Native American, and Mexican artifacts and historical displays.

Surrounding areas: Fort Davis, Texas (21.1 mi), Marfa, Texas (21.6 mi), Marathon, Texas (26.0 mi)

Alpine Vacation Rentals

Alpine Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Alpine Classic Inn2401 E Hwy 90Alpine, TX (432) 837-1530
Oak Tree Inn2407 E Holland AveAlpine, TX (432) 837-5711
Ramada Limited Of Alpine2800 W Hwy 90Alpine, TX (432) 837-1100
Butterfield Inn Cottages201 State StFort Davis, TX21.1 mi.(432) 426-3252
The Thunderbird Hotel601 W San AntonioMarfa, TX22.0 mi.(432) 729-1984

Alpine Weather & Climate

West Texas has a semi-arid to arid climate. This region is the farthest region west in the state, and consists of the Chihuahuan Desert and isolated mountain ranges. This is also known as Big Bend Country Texas and the Trans-Pecos Region. This is the driest region of Texas, receiving on average only 16 inches of rain (or less) per year. It also has the most clear days statewide during fall, winter and spring. The desert regions have an arid climate, while the mountains areas have a somewhat wetter and more temperate environment. Winds in west Texas are strengthened as they are forced to push through canyons and valleys. Humidity during the hot months is 27 out of 100, which is comfortable. The U.S. average on the comfort index is 44.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 31°F 0.45 in. -
February 65°F 34°F 0.50 in. -
March 71°F 39°F 0.34 in. -
April 78°F 45°F 0.58 in. -
May 85°F 54°F 1.25 in. -
June 90°F 61°F 2.18 in. -
July 88°F 63°F 3.04 in. -
August 87°F 61°F 2.92 in. -
September 83°F 57°F 3.23 in. -
October 77°F 48°F 1.58 in. -
November 68°F 38°F 0.45 in. -
December 61°F 32°F 0.67 in. -

Alpine Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Alpine Casparis Municipal airport (E38) located about 2 miles northwest of Alpine, the Marfa Municipal airport (MRF) located approximately 21 miles west of Alpine in Marfa, Texas, the Fort Stockton Pecos County airport (FST) located roughly 58 miles northeast of Alpine in Fort Stockton, Texas, and finally the Pecos Municipal airport (PEQ) located around 71 miles north of Alpine in Pecos, Texas.

Alpine Attractions

Golf Courses
Alpine Country ClubAlpineTX 
Marfa Municipal Golf CourseMarfaTX19.8 mi.
State Parks
Davis Mountains State ParkTX22.2 mi. 

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