Basin Drive is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for rock climbing, camping, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length12.4 miElevation gain2,191 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyCampingRock climbingScenic drivingViewsFee
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Big Bend National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55.

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Tammy King
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Awesome!

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Michael BZKustoms
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Scenic driving

Stunningly beautiful. Amazing this exists in Texas. Very steep and windy road. Narrow and tight in spots.

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Jeffrey Thate
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Scenic driving

Neat drive with great views. My group used this route to get to our campsite.

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Doug Neidholdt
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Scenic driving

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.

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Breck Tuttle
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Scenic driving

Short drive to multiple trailheads in the Chicos Mountains

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Vanessa McKnight
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Excellent for cycling.

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Jean-Claude Linossi
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Scenic driving

Absolutely beautiful.

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Jack Tatsch
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Scenic driving
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This is the highest (and coolest) portion of Big Bend. This road is only about 10 miles, a little crooked, but fun to drive. Trailers over 25' not recommended.

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Hector Motta
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Taya Mirabal
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S Photohiking
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Rachal RoessBoss
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Leslie Miller
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Andi H
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Matthew King
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Scenic driving
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Julie Parks
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Jack Tatsch
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