Pecos Chamber of Commerce adds some kick to its Boot Trail
Pecos may be home to the world’s first rodeo and the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame, but it also has the 8-foot-tall cowboy boots to prove it, courtesy of the Pecos Boot Trail winding throughout town.
The chamber said that the town currently has around 23 boots, although they recently installed some more at local spots including the Reeves County Sheriff’s Department; Cyclone Ballparks; La Pasadita; TransPecos Bank; and Pecos High School.
The Pecos Boot Trail is a public art project by the Pecos Chamber of Commerce that installs eye-catching cowboy boots at sponsoring businesses and organizations throughout the West Texas town.
The first boot to debut in Pecos was at Dairy Queen, 1226 South Eddy St., Suite 2, which is called the Million Dollar Dairy Queen Boot. The vintage-inspired boot even features one of “DQ’s” soft-serve cones on it. The chamber said that businesses and organizations have to be chamber members to purchase a boot.
Sponsors are then connected to chamber-approved artists to personalize the boot for them. To date, famed Western muralist, Stylle Read, and the diversely talented artist, Joe Pagac, have both contributed to the project.
“Each 8 foot boot along the Pecos Boot Trail is an authentic work of art that highlights a piece of Pecos’s rich history and celebrates our diverse community and culture,” said the chamber on its website.
Residents and visitors alike can get a Pecos Boot Trail Guide at the Pecos Chamber and then swing by that sponsor to lasso a special stamp. Once a book of boot stamps is completed, it’s time to visit the Pecos Chamber to get a Pecos Proud prize. According to the chamber, stamp champs will score a gift bag packed full of chamber merchandise.
Check out a list of most of Pecos’ current Boot Trail boots here. “Saddle up, and enjoy the ride,” said the Pecos Chamber on its website.