Heritage Trail: Mountain
Region: Big Bend
Marathon is a place where Time is measured in geological epochs, and friendships in smiles.
When visitors enter the Big Bend National park from Hwy 385, the beautiful winding road that snakes off Interstate 10 and winds down into the Chisos Mountains, there is but one outpost of civilization along that route, a bastion of art, culture and history the town of Marathon.
Marathon is a town founded by railroad and ranching, it is now known for its quiet and relaxing atmosphere, friendly people, delightful climate, beautiful surroundings and several unique attractions in the immediate vicinity.
Starting at the center of town, the post road runs south for 5 miles to the Post Park. Marked in 1/2 mile increments, very little traffic, and fabulous views makes this road ideal for running, walking and biking. Wildlife such as deer, Javelinas, Turkey, or even an occasional fox can be seen in the early mornings or late evenings.
Should you decide to make Marathon your destination, or when you're ready to head down the road, you're a manageable distance from just about anywhere in the area. Alpine is a mere 30 miles. Another 26 will get you to either Marfa or Ft. Davis. But if you're like most, you're probably be heading south to Big Bend National Park. Good news, Marathon is closer to the park than any other town in the region, at just 48 miles.
Marathon Points of Interest
If you’re anywhere near the Big Bend you just have to stop by the Stillwell General Store and say hello. These folks are as friendly as they come. Conveniently located just outside the north entranc....
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