Howdy y’all, Pecos and welcome to the Pecos Boot Trail, a public art project brought to you by the Pecos Chamber. Start by picking up your very own Pecos Boot Trail Guide at the Pecos Chamber. Swing into the organization or business that sponsors each boot to collect a stamp. Then bring your completed book to the Pecos Chamber to lasso your very own Pecos Proud prize!
This vintage-inspired boot depicts Dairy Queen imagery that Texans know and love, like DQ’s checkered blue and white pattern and the soft-serve cone that’s been savored by generations in these here parts. You could say our affinity for DQ is “a Texas thing.”
Pecos Boot Trail Destinations
At the West of the Pecos Museum, you get not one, but two intricate depictions of the history and lore of Pecos. Because of its unique location, the museum is one of the first attractions folks see coming into Texas, and one of the last they see on their way out.
West of the Pecos Museum is housed in an old saloon that was built in 1896 and in the Orient Hotel, added in 1904. The buildings alone provide plenty of scope for the imagination, but visitors will also find recreations of historical scenes in the Old West.
Who comes to mind first when you hear the name Pecos? Well…Pecos Bill, of course! The West Texas adventurer is portrayed in the midst of two of his most notable escapades across the canvas of this boot—riding both a mountain lion and a West Texas cyclone!
This boot showcases a Spanish tile pattern and one of Mexican food’s most beloved ingredient: chilis. Be sure to make time for a home-cooked breakfast, hot lunch, or dinner plate while you’re there. Or, wrap up something with a spicy kick inside a homemade tortilla and enjoy it on your way to the next boot. Yum!
Step back in time as you take in this boot, with its vista of the landscape that surrounds our beautiful community. WesTex Community Credit Union has been a part of West Texas for almost 60 years, so they know Pecos through and through.
This boot gives a nod to the hardworking farmer and showcases symbols near and dear to the West Texan heart: windmills, pump jacks, yucca, cattle, and more. At sunup and sundown the Texas skies paint a vivid backdrop of pinks, oranges, and yellows, which we captured on this boot, along with daytime’s blue skies.
Pride in the town of Pecos covers this boot, pulls to tip. The dignity and honor of Pecos’s history, law enforcement, education system, oil and gas industry, and medical community are all depicted in wonderful intricate detail on this boot.
What does transportation have to do with Pecos? From wagons to railroads and old-timey cars to semi-trucks, the progression of transportation has brought countless new opportunities to Pecos over the years.
This boot’s design includes the old Pecos Valley Bank building, circa 1903, its renovated state as the Z-Tek Construction building, and a set of blueprints to represent structures transitioning from old, unusable spaces to new, reinvented spaces that meet the needs of our growing Town of Pecos City.
There was so much material to work with for this boot, we could only include a portion of what makes West of the Pecos Rodeo our most popular event.
The canvas of this boot maps WTNB’s locations—Pecos, Midland, Odessa, Denver City, Seminole, Kermit, Crane, Alpine, and Terlingua—and highlights the industries they proudly serve with illustrations of cotton, wheat, peanuts, a combine, pump jack, oil derrick, and horses.