census-designated place in Brewster County, Texas, United States

Marathon is a town in the Big Bend Country region of Texas.

Some old skulls, Marathon

Get in


Highway 90 runs through the town center.

Get around

Some colors, Marathon


  • Marathon Coffee.


  • Gage Hotel, 101 Highway 90 West, +1 432-386-4205, toll-free: +1-800-884-GAGE (4243), fax: +1 432-386-4510, . Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 11AM. Built in the 1920s by cattle tycoon Alfred Gage so he would have a place to stay while overseeing his interests in the area. The hotel has since been carefully restored and now includes a cafe and a spa. Rooms in the original building (with or without private bath) are the biggest bargain; those in the Los Portales annex and in the 3 well-appointed houses nearby offer more modern trappings without sacrificing the West Texas mood. $90-$381.

Go next


Traveling west on Highway 90, you'll find:

  • Alpine, with a host of restaurants.
  • Marfa, with its art galleries and mysterious lights.
  • El Paso

Also in the area:

Routes through Marathon
Van HornAlpine  W   E  SandersonDel Rio
OdessaFort Stockton  N   S  Big Bend N.P.END

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