Winter is here, but it’s time to start planning for next year’s summer. Hopefully, the coronavirus restrictions will have evaporated, and travel would be legal again. Your plans should include a visit to Texas. When you come to Texas, there are many places you can visit.
- Caddo Lake
Texas’ most ignored lake is home to extensive Cypress trees and overlooked wetlands. The lake was created more than a millennia ago when the Atchafalaya river met with the Red River. You will need a day pass and must be part of a small group to visit the lake. You can camp or do a day trip.
- Caverns of Sonora
The caverns of Sonora are sandwiched between Big Bend and San Antonio. It is a limestone cave that dates back to 5 million years ago. The cave has an extensive collection of helictites and calcite formations. Don’t forget to check out the helictites cliffs, the snake pit, and the densely-packed formations. You can only visit the caverns of Sonora after making a reservation. Your group must also not include more than six people.
- Gorman Falls
You don’t have to go all the way to Colorado to enjoy hiking treasures. The Lone Star state is blessed with the Gorman falls that provide a breathtaking 1.5-mile trail. The misty chill and a cascading waterfall are a wonderful addition to the trek. You will need camping passes and reservations to visit the falls.
- Santa Elena Canyon
More than 10,000 people head over to the Rio Grande each year. The visitors make this trip because they want to hike the trails and dirt roads at the Santa Elena Grand Canyon. Some of them even go as far as visiting the Marufo Vega Trails near the Mexican border. If you have time, make your way to the towering cliffs as well as the occasional water pools.
- Cattail Falls
The Rio Grande is also home to the Cattail Falls. This is a real desert Oasis with Instagrammable scenes, such as the 80 feet tall waterfall along the Ross Maxwell scenic drive.