Alpine is located between the Davis and Glass mountains and is a gateway to Big Bend National Park. The town is a Designated Cultural Arts District by the Texas Commission on the Arts. The historic downtown district features boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, food truck and several distinctive murals. Hike Hancock Hill behind Sul Ross State University for spectacular views. The Alpine Country Club's 9-hole course offers mountain views. Contact the chamber for more information. Special events include the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in February, Viva Big Bend Music Festival in July and the ARTWALK festival in November.