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scenic driving
7 days ago

Nice drive with lots of places to pull off and explore

off road driving
7 days ago

Tight road, rocky but easy to navigate.

This was a fun off road trail. If you are planning on camping back here start early as the drive is quite lengthy. We stayed overnight on Talley right off the river. The long drive was well worth it but if you plan to drive all the way down Talley to the Rio Grande I would recommend having a four wheel drive vehicle with high clearance. there were a couple deep obstacles that I wasn't sure our truck would make it over. A nice jeep would have no problem. We were very secluded the entire time only passing a few other vehicles the entire drive.

off road driving
23 days ago

Took the auto trail to dagger flat. You drive about 15-20 miles and turn around to go back the same way. No traffic this trip so never had to move over for passing vehicles. I would not pull a trailer back there. I was in a 4wd GMC crew cab but never left 2 wheel drive. It was bone dry. As I neared the mountain at the back the temp dropped and dark clouds appeared overhead. Conditions can change in a flash. Spotty 3g cell service on this trail. It was enjoyable.

off road driving
1 month ago

Easy trail.

A nice, quiet drive, but the low speed limit throughout the park makes this a half to full day venture.

off road driving
2 months ago

Nice in Jeep - love to drift

Short and nice in morning

mountain biking
2 months ago

Nice beginner trail. Actual first ride with no problems. Saw a bunny and mule deer running across the trail.

Although it’s not a hike, the drive is spectacular!

spectacular off-road journey, you'll find yourself once you lose yourself....

off road driving
5 months ago

a good long trail with many scenic vistas... can be done in most vehicles with a little careful driving. we did it in a Jeep but never broke a sweat! just a note... anywhere you see a tree along this route there is water!

scenic driving
7 months ago

The road is graded gravel & we saw 3 cars coming out of it, so we took a chance. Besides some birds, we saw no other wildlife. Just the cacti. It was interesting to be among the cacti & be a part of the desert (if you can do that in a car).
After about 5 miles the road got really bad - huge washouts & potholes. A car pulling an RPOD passed us going out. We think they were actually camping back there! The campgrounds were full the night before.

scenic driving
7 months ago

Our favorite scenic drive in the park! Loved it!

scenic driving
7 months ago

This is a great scenic road from Panther Junction. It's got lots of great hikes. A seasonal Visitor Center, a campground & store. The only crossing into Mexico in the park is here.
Saw roadrunners, coyote, rabbits & javelina!!

7 months ago

Phenomenal drive, simply beautiful!
2014 F-150 Supercab 4x4 Ecoboost. Michelin LTX 275/65R18 tires. Some interesting climbs and tight cutbacks. I had to activate the e-locker a couple times. My wife got a bit bruised in some of the rough spots.

off road driving
7 months ago

Great day in the Jeep. Nothing too hard but beautiful views

The road was a lot of fun to drive in the Jeep, and the views comprised of vast expanses of desert. Really cool.

The road was smooth, the scenery great, and I got way too excited driving through the tunnel.

Beautiful drive to make when you first enter the park.

on Old Ore Road

off road driving
8 months ago

Awesome drive

off road driving
9 months ago

Beautiful

Loved this off-road trail. Very pretty in February.

off road driving
9 months ago

2012 non lifted 2 Dr with front Aussie locker. Piece of cake nice drive 2.5 hours with short stops for pics. Go to park before May as the temps will be high. May want to bring water and fuel. Had a great spring break 2018! We went North to South.

off road driving
9 months ago

Great scenery during the drive. Didn't stop at any sites on the way, but did stop for some amazing photos. Would definitely do again if I had more time.

scenery is great but all day travel one side to other is long.
take plenty of water and food.

scenic driving
11 months ago

Scenic drive into the heart of the Chisos leading to multiple trailheads, camping. Camping can be limited in big Bend during the peak season. Plan well ahead.

scenic driving
11 months ago

Short drive to multiple trailheads in the Chicos Mountains

scenic driving
11 months ago

Nice scenic route on a paved road that takes you past several old abandoned ranches

scenic driving
11 months ago

The paved route takes you through the core of Big Bend NP to numerous trailheads and scenic overlooks. It is a must do to get a good taste of the area.

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