MEET a TOUR in Marathon

Marathon is an old railroad town and ranching center. Today Marathon offers a variety of accommodations including historic Gage Hotel, Eve’s Garden and an eclectic assortment of beds and breakfasts. Fine dining at the award winning 12 Gage is alone worth the drive. Join us for one of our most popular tours, or let Big Bend Texas Travel customize a special trip for you.

Please note

Times are estimated. We are always happy to be flexible with the itinerary; as long as we get you back in time for dinner. We are happy to arrange custom itineraries and exclusive trips, as well as help plan your complete trip to the beautiful Big Bend.


Originating Marathon, 2-3 guests, $215 per guest. 4-5 guests, $175 per guest. For larger groups, please contact or call 432 386-5635. Prices do not include entrance to Big Bend National Park, which is $30 per carload, good for 7 days. There are a variety of different passes that are valid: America the Beautiful, Senior Lifetime, Active Military as well as Big Bend Annual Pass or National Park Annual Pass. If you don’t have one of those, we can save time by going to  and getting one in advance. It asks for vehicle information, simply list your own vehicle.

View of the palm tree in front of the Hot Springs Trading Post at sunset in Big Bend National Park with Sierra del Carmen mountains in the background
Hot Springs and Sierra del Carmen
Ruins high above a slag heap at the Mariscal Mine in Big Bend National Park
Mariscal Mine
Front of José Falcon Restaurant in Boquillas, Mexico, with a sign painted mostly orange background and scenes of the Sierra del Carmen mountains. Building is made from rock with old wagon wheel decor mounted between porch pillars
José Falcon Restaurant