We know what you’re thinking: a mountain town in Texas? Surely we must be mistaken. But it’s true, y’all – Texas isn’t all plains and tumbleweeds. We actually have several mountains in Texas with towns sprinkled throughout their peaks and valleys. Presidio is one such town, and it definitely deserves a spot on your travel bucket list.

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Have you ever been to Presidio? Are there any other mountain towns in Texas that deserve to be visited? Let us know in the comments below. For more dreamy mountain towns in Texas, check out these epic mountains in Texas that’ll make your jaw drop.

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What is the scenic drive in Texas?

One of the best ways to see the Lone Star State is to gas up the car and hit the road. There are several scenic drives in Texas that showcase the beautiful Texas mountain ranges, like the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive through Big Bend National Park or the Davis Mountains Scenic Loop. Reaching an elevation of 6,700 feet, this 75-mile scenic loop just so happens to be the tallest public highway in Texas and well worth a road trip from any corner of the state. 

What's the most beautiful state park in Texas?

With 89 state parks in Texas, it's impossible to pick the most beautiful. Each one of Texas’ state parks showcases a different side of Texas’ landscape, but if you really want a beautiful view of the mountains in Texas, visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park. One of only two national parks in Texas, you can see all four of Texas’ highest mountains from this park. While this park is great for hiking and seeing the views, it is a very remote park, so you’ll want to make sure you’ve brought enough water and supplies as you explore.

What is the most naturally beautiful town in Texas?

From canyons to beaches, Texas’ has one of the most diverse landscapes in the country. There are plenty of mountain towns in Texas that offer nothing but peace and quiet alongside endless mountain scenery, like Amarillo or Fort Davis. In the fall, the Lost Maples State Natural Area near Vanderpool is one of the most stunning places to see the fall foliage in Texas, while during the warmer months, naturally beautiful towns like Port Isabel and Bay City are both scenic little beach towns perfect for lazy beach days.