Basin Drive

MODERATE 8 reviews
#16 of 67 trails in

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.

12.4 miles
2,191 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


rock climbing

scenic driving


scenic driving
9 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
9 months ago

Short drive to multiple trailheads in the Chicos Mountains

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Excellent for cycling.

scenic driving
Monday, October 31, 2016

Absolutely beautiful.

scenic driving
Monday, March 25, 2013

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.

scenic driving
10 months ago

scenic driving
Thursday, February 11, 2016

scenic driving
Wednesday, December 18, 2013