About LajitasLajitas (la-HEE-tas) is the Spanish word for “flagstones,” which are noticeable in the area. The village was first established in 1915 when an Army post was stationed to protect the Big Bend area from the Mexican bandit Pancho Villa.
Known as the home of the late beer-drinking goat Clay Henry, Lajitas also serves as a base from which to explore Big Bend National Park, 20 miles east. Westbound travel on FM 170, also called The River Road, affords spectacular scenery as the paved highway climbs mountains and plunges into canyons along the Rio Grande.
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