Oklahoma Texas landscape

Tours and Treks

OK, Texas, Here We Come!

Get away from the cold of winter to some milder southern possibilities! History Colorado’s journey to all of our neighboring states comes to its conclusion with a visit to the Oklahoma Panhandle and into Texas. We’ll see museums, Native American sites, the Texas State Capitol, the cave with the world’s largest bat colony and the epic splendor of Big Bend National Park, best visited in winter. From the beauties of the natural world to Lone Star history, it’s a diverse menu for your palate. Seven days won’t be enough to see it all, but we’ll make it a wintertime getaway that even Lillie Langtry would adore!

The trek ends with a Farewell Dinner on the River Walk in San Antonio. The next morning you’re on your own to stay and explore or head home on your own schedule and budget. Trek includes bus transportation to San Antonio, seven nights’ lodging including two nights at Big Bend National Park, all guides and entry fees, and three dinners, two lunches and seven breakfasts.

Itinerary subject to change

 

Wednesday, January 30

Depart History Colorado Center, Denver

Lunch on your own in Lamar

Cimarron Heritage Center, Boise City, OK

Overnight in Amarillo, TX

Welcome Dinner (included in tour)

 

Thursday, January 31

Alibates Flint Quarry National Monument

Lunch on your own in Lubbock

American Wind Power Center

Overnight in Midland, TX

Dinner on your own in Midland

 

Friday, February 1

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

Group lunch at Luigi’s, Midland’s oldest restaurant (included in tour)

Annie Riggs Memorial Museum

Overnight in Big Bend National Park, Chisos Mountains Lodge

Dinner on your own at Chisos Mountains Lodge

 

Saturday, February 2

Breakfast included with your stay

Ranger-led bus tour of Big Bend National Park

The rest of the day, explore the park on your own. Enjoy the Visitor’s Center, with ranger programs as available.

Lunch and dinner on your own

 

Sunday, February 3

Breakfast included with your stay

Lunch on your own in Sanderson

Langtry Roy Bean Museum

Seminole Canyon State Park for a guided tour of Native American pictographs

Overnight in Del Rio, TX

Group dinner at Memo’s Restaurant, the oldest in Del Rio (included in tour)

 

Monday, February 4

Fredericksburg, TX

National Museum of the Pacific War

Lunch at Old German Bakery and Restaurant (included in tour)

OPTIONAL: Enchanted Rock Hike

OPTIONAL: Historic Fredericksburg Walking Tour

Free time in Fredericksburg, dinner on your own

 

Tuesday, February 5

Austin, TX

Texas State Capitol

George Washington Carver Museum

Lunch on your own in Austin

Bracken Cave Preserve

Witte Museum, San Antonio

Overnight in San Antonio on River Walk

Farewell Dinner at Café Ole (included in tour)

 

Wednesday, February 6

Individual Departures

Option 1: Stay in the San Antonio area longer or continue your travel elsewhere! You’ll be on your own for those arrangements and will need to check out of the hotel by 11 am unless you’ve extended your reservation.

Option 2: Head for the airport. Our bus will take you there in the morning. We’ll aim to be at the airport by 9 am, so please make your own flight reservations accordingly.