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Dagger Flat Auto OHV Trail is a 14.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and ohv/off road driving and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 14.7 miles Elevation Gain: 810 feet Route Type: Out & Back

mountain biking

ohv / off road driving


wild flowers


A out and back drive in the northern portion of Big Bend National Park off the Persimmon Gap Entrance Road

ohv/off road driving
Wed Apr 03 2019

This drive is worth it when the Yucca's are in bloom. At the end of the trail the landscape is full of them with their giant white flowers.

ohv/off road driving
Tue Nov 20 2018

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.

scenic driving
Wed May 09 2018

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.

ohv/off road driving
Sun Jan 08 2017

This is an easy trail that most cars should be able to handle. It drops you off in a forest of giant dagger yuccas. The sheer number of daggers was impressive, especially when you are looking up at them from the valley floor.

scenic driving
Sat Oct 19 2013

An easy drive thru the desert. Near the end you are in a maze of giant dagger plants. The road is graded, and usually in good shape for a passenger car.

Sat May 25 2019

scenic driving
Mon Nov 10 2014