Texas usually conjures images of cowboys, riding off into the great unknown with the sun on their backs and mountains in the distance. The truth is not quite up to snuff, but beautiful nonetheless. The Lone Star State has several distinct ecosystems, each providing a number of natural wonders for its residents to enjoy. From out of the way places to cool off in the summer to landscapes with no sign of civilization, here are some spots that prove Texas is as impressive as you think it is.
Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and helps you build trip itineraries with spots that integrate seamlessly into Google Maps and Uber. Download the app to add any of the spots below directly to your future trips.