Roman de la Ho Ranch Ruins Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Roman de la Ho Ranch Ruins Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, TX that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.4 miles 430 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

no dogs

Hike to an old Ranch Ruins There is no trail to this location. You must visually spot the ruins from the River Road West, about 2.3 miles from the west end, and then hike cross country to the ruins. I've found that if you can get in the wash (about 2/10 from the road) and follow it past the spring and the ruins, it is much easier. Just about everything that grows in the Big Bend has a thorn on it; so find the wash, and follow it. On the return trip, I spooked a couple of javelina trying to get thru the thorny brush just south of the ranch site.

hiking
1 year ago

There is no trail to this location. You first need to drive east on the River Road West for about 2.4 miles until you visually find the ruins to the north (left) of the river road. Then, park and hike cross- country to the ruins. I've found that it is best to find the wash that goes to the ranch location, and follow it past the spring and the ranch to avoid the brush. Just about everything that grow in Big Bend has a thorn on it. I stirred out 2 javelina trying to get thru the brush just south of the ranch house.