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With 290 days of sun each year, an average low temperature of 48 degrees and an average high temperature of 77 degrees, Van Horn, Texas, is the perfect spot to enjoy all nature has to offer.
The community is located in the foothills of Guadalupe National Park considered to be the world’s premier example of a fossil reef from the Permian Era. Encompassing over 130 square miles, this pristine wildlife area offers extensive hiking, backpacking and horseback riding opportunities. It is home to Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas. The famous Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located about 25 miles to the north of Guadalupe National Park in nearby New Mexico.
The National Parks’ website describes Big Bend National Park as a place “where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone.” Float trips on the Rio Grande take travelers through miles of canyons rising up to 1,500 feet. The park is home to hundreds of bird species, and unparalleled variety of cacti.
Big Bend has been designated as one of the top 10 places on earth to view the stars due to minimal light pollution. The MacDonald Observatory located near Fort Davis, highlights both daytime tours and night time star gazing.
Ruidoso, New Mexico, approximately 250 miles from Van Horn, is a year-round vacation getaway offering numerous shopping and dining opportunities, as well as seasonal sports like golf and skiing.
There are also numerous hunting ranches and leases in and around Culberson County where seasonal hunting for deer, duck, quail, dove and other animals can be found.
Van Horn is a vibrant community with its feet firmly planted in the past AND the future as illustrated by the El Capitan, a recently revitalized 1930s Spanish Colonial hotel, and Blue Origin, the worlds only privately owned and operated space launch site.