With a population of little over 2,000, Van Horn is as small a town as a city in Texas can be, where everything in Texas is touted to be large. Often referred to as the crossroads of the Texas Mountain Trail, Van Horn sees tens of thousands of visitors every year. These visitors are typically on the hunt for activities and adventures in West Texas.
Visitors to the area enjoy a wide variety of Texas-sized activities. The Red Rock Ranch Tours offer guests the chance to explore the views of wind-carved Precambrian rock formations via foot or vehicle. The Clark Hotel Museum is home to exhibits highlighting the early history of Van Horn, making it a favorite for history buffs, and the Guadalupe Mountains National Park is jam-packed with hiking and horseback trails.
Recently, Van Horn made headlines as the location of Bezos-owned Blue Origin’s New Shephard rocket launch, with Bezos himself aboard. This flight had been in the works for more than ten years with Van Horn playing host to Blue Origin employees during this time. Because of its remote location, Van Horn appears to be the perfect spot to test rockets.
When you book a private flight to the jet charter airport in Van Horn, you’ll likely enjoy a Bird’s-eye view of the Blue Origins facility–rockets and all–along with the surrounding 150,000 acres of land acquired by Blue Origin.