Old Maverick OHV Route

easy 21 reviews
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Old Maverick OHV Route is a 12.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Terlingua, Texas that offers scenic views 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: 12.6 miles Elevation Gain: 193 feet Route Type: Point to Point

mountain biking

ohv / off road driving

views

rocky

historic site

no dogs

An improved gravel road in the Big Bend National Park. The north end starts just inside the west entrance of the Park, and ends at Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande River.

29 days ago

Cool road across the desert. Washboards are pretty rough in a 3/4 ton. Keep your speed up and it's not as bad. Camped at Rattlesnake Mountain, primitive so only a bear box.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Rougher than what i remember.

scenic driving
3 months ago

4wd not even needed when trail is dry. 2wd trucks and SUVs would do just find. some dry creek bed crossing and a few sandy spots that have been packed down.. but if it's rain and the trail is muddy, dont try with 2wd and street tires..

ohv/off road driving
no shade
rocky
6 months ago

After reading reviews we used this trail as a short cut from Santa Elena Canyon to Terlingua. It was great and saved us about 45 minutes. We were in a 4 Runner with 4WD. We took the entire road in 4 high however, we didn’t really need it. At the time of our drive this trail was more like a gravel road. The low areas were still flat and easily traveled. As conditions change I would still recommend 4WD to travel this trail.

ohv/off road driving
8 months ago

Short cut from Terlingua to Santa Elena Canyon. Rocky and dusty with wash-outs, so definitely don't do if it's rained w/o 4x4.

ohv/off road driving
Wed Feb 20 2019

This is written for persons interested in off-road driving. The is a must do trail and ideal for your orientation to Big Bend National Park. At the end of the trail you should go to the observation and then the hiking trail to the Santa Elena Canyon Along the trail stop to visit Luna's Jacal and read up on this remarkable man. Detour onto the Terlingua Abaja trail to visit the ruins of a farming commuity. Most of the ruins are on the opposite side of the Terlingua Creek. The drive itself is nothing special. My experience was particually jarring because most of the road was covered in washboard washouts. Distance 12.6 miles.

Fri Apr 06 2018

Bumpy, but great shortcut to Santa Elena. Nice sighting of a primitive structure along the way.

Wed Mar 21 2018

Easy drive saw a tour bus taking it with no problem.

ohv/off road driving
Sun Dec 31 2017

Great drive. Had a Bobcat cross the road right in front of me. Washboardy most of the time. End of December I believe most cars could take this road if you weren’t low low. Wish it was worse so I could use my 4x4. Luna Jacal’s house was a nice pit stop to view.

mountain biking
Sat Apr 22 2017

Great gravel road with very nice desert sights and sounds, go early morning, 104 in late April

Wed Mar 29 2017

Enjoyed the drive.

scenic driving
Sat Oct 10 2015

Drove this trail again in Oct 2015. I had read about an unknown grave about 1 mile north of Luna's. I found it, and found out there is another grave on the mesa next to the one by the road to the west. There is also a ruin around behind the hill to the east of the grave. An easy way to find these is the stop where the power line crosses the road. The roadside grave is about 200 feet south of the power line crossing on the west side.

Sun May 24 2015

Incredible views and the washes are only bad if you're improperly prepared or are one of those people trying to take your Lamborghini on the trail!

ohv/off road driving
Sat Mar 03 2012

Some of the washes can become pretty rough after a rain. Luna's Jacal (home) is an interesting place. He raised a large family there in the first half of the 1900's

ohv/off road driving
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

scenic driving
7 months ago

ohv/off road driving
Sat Feb 17 2018

Tue Jan 02 2018

scenic driving
Wed Dec 18 2013