Mountain Trails Lodge

Fort Davis, Texas

Your home at the end of the trail!

What is there to do? Far West Texas offers days of exploring suitable for all ages, interests, and abilities! Here are some activities you can enjoy in the surrounding desert plains and forested sky island:

  • Hike the varied desert & mountain terrain, on trails from easy to strenuous.

  • Marvel at distant vistas following scenic loop roads by motorcycle, car, or bicycle.

  • Go birding! Nearly 450 species, year-round residents and migratory, have been recorded in the Big Bend, including Montezuma quail, Lucifer hummingbird, and Colima warbler. 

  • Stargaze under protected dark night skies.

  • Photograph spectacular sunrises, sunsets, moonrises, and the Milky Way, just outside your cabin door.


Why stay at Mountain Trails Lodge? Our Lodge is centrally located for all your Big Bend explorations! Note: Because of COVID-19, some attractions are closed or access is restricted. Please check Web sites (links below) before you go!

  • Davis Mountains State Park and Fort Davis National Historic Site feature connecting hiking trails, bird- and wildlife-viewing spots, and insight into life for early settlers of this hardscrabble countryside.

  • We are just down the road from Fort Davis’ best-kept secret, the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, where you'll find more hiking trails, botanical gardens, and butterfly- and bird-watching areas.

  • Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park are an easy day trip from here, and we can provide maps and recommendations for the best routes and must-see stops along the way.

  • Marfa, Alpine, Balmorhea, and Marathon are a short drive away and offer museums, art galleries, fishing holes, and more dining options. You might see javelina, pronghorn, red-tailed hawks, or even a golden eagle along the scenic highways connecting these communities. 

At the end of the day, return home to Mountain Trails Lodge, watch for birds and wildlife, sip a cold drink in the shade, and relax in the fresh mountain air.

Click here to check availability & reserve your room!


How can we make the most of our time? Spend less time planning and more time exploring! When you book with Mountain Trails Lodge, we can help you build detailed daily itineraries that are perfect for you. We have been leading group tours in Far West Texas and northern Mexico since 1989. We’ll tell you all about both the most popular and the lesser-known destinations so you don’t miss a thing.

We think we're the best place to stay in Fort Davis, but don't take our word for it! Here is what recent guests had to say about us:

"This was our second time staying here and we loved it. Jenny was nice and accommodating; when we asked for a cabin facing the mountainside, she had no problem obliging us. The cabin was clean, comfortable and cozy. What you see is what you get. We enjoyed sitting outside stargazing, especially after attending the star party at the McDonald Observatory. We recommend this location while in the Fort Davis area. We'll definitely be back."

"Loved it. There is so much to experience here. Very educational experience for all. The great place to take the family. So much to explore and see and do. This is a must see adventure for the whole family a couple or just someone who wants to go solo."

"What a great place to call home while visiting this part of Texas! Just outside of town, clean, and to be able to sit on the porch and watch the sun rise, or a storm roll in, priceless. We'll be back!"

Bird Bath & Pavilion
Bird Bath & Pavilion

Space to relax & explore!

Texas Flag
Texas Flag

The Texas flag greets you as you arrive at Mountain Trails Lodge. Photo credit Dave Larson


Plenty of parking for your motorcycles, plus a vehicle and trailer, right next to your cabin. Scenic rides are all around us!

Bird Bath & Pavilion
Bird Bath & Pavilion

Space to relax & explore!

We'd love to hear from you!

Mountain Trails Lodge

501 S. SH-118

Fort Davis, Texas 79734


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