If you are looking for remote park this is place for you. This park is quite far, where river Rio Grande is a boarder with Mexico. It is really nice peaceful place without crowd. Make sure that your car is 4×4. We did not camp there but campground are amazing there where each spot is so far from another. We visited this place during Christmas time and spent 2 days. Two day is enough there
We stayed in El Dorado Hotel – Ghost Town Terligua about 7 mile from park. Nice place to stay if you do not want camp. Every time you will go out from park you will have boarder control. Always have you ID or passport.
Park is quite big and there is lot of driving and lot of unpaved road which we loved.
We drove in Old Maveric Road, Dragger Flat Auto and Grapevine Hills road and even we did primitive one – Old Ore Road. Here you have lot of primitive campgrounds and we just felt bad that we did not camp there. For these roads you should have car 4×4 and fuel.
To this trail you have to use unpaved road – Grapevine Hills. Hike is about 1.9 mile and it is not difficulte.
The Window Trail
It was late and we just did short part of this trail for sunset. This trail is close to Chisos Basin – Visitor Center. Total hike is 5 miles – we did maybe around 2.Here in Chisos Basin were the most people which we met during our visit.
Santa Elena Canyon
One of the pretties hike here when you are hike along to river – Rio Grande – in the canyon. You look on the other side of canyon and it is Mexico. It is short hike – 2 miles.
Short walk – 0.5 mile and you can go into the water. In the places near boarder you will find some small things made by Mexicans which you can buy.
Big Bend from the road
There is so many beautiful spots that you just will stop and enjoy. We really like Daniels Ranch close to Rio Grande Village where we stop to cook our dinner with river view.
Below you have some short plan what to see and how long are hikes. Enjoy!
|Day 1||Burro Messa Pouroff – drive|
|Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive/Tuff Canyon – drive|
|Santa Elena Canyon||2|
|Old Maverick Road – drive|
|Grapevine Hill Road – drive|
|Day 2||Hot Springs||0.5|
|Boquillas Canyon Overlook –|
|Rio Grande Village – from Panther Junction|
|Old Ore Road|
|Dragger Flat Auto Trail||7|