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Old October 28th, 2014, 03:11 PM
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Old October 28th, 2014, 03:18 PM
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Big Bend is one of the best kept secrets in Texas. Miles and miles of offroad. I head back there in Dec to go roost the trails with my dualsport crew.

Another area to go to is the State Park. More remote and more difficult trails. Lot of elevation changes and sheer drop offs. You can run loops out of the bunkhouse.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 03:34 PM
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Big Bend is one of the best kept secrets in Texas. Miles and miles of offroad. I head back there in Dec to go roost the trails with my dualsport crew.

Another area to go to is the State Park. More remote and more difficult trails. Lot of elevation changes and sheer drop offs. You can run loops out of the bunkhouse.
Miles and Miles is right. We spent 6-8 hours each day driving within the park. Old Ore Road is fun, Black Gap road is more challenging and Pinto Canyon is just a must do bucket list drive to Marfa from Chinnati Hot Springs.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 03:44 PM
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Old October 28th, 2014, 04:52 PM
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So this was Big Bend National Park? Or State Park.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 04:57 PM
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So this was Big Bend National Park? Or State Park.
Big Bend National Park. We camped in the backcountry at Ernst Tinaja, We drove river road past the state park to Terlingua/Lajitas, but didn't enter. There is a longstanding struggle to link the west side of the state park to the national so you can drive through.
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Requisite reading:

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Big-Bend.../dp/0974504874

Some truly incredible stories in this book.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 06:04 PM
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Requisite reading:

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Big-Bend.../dp/0974504874

Some truly incredible stories in this book.
absolutely. and interesting to get the park ranger's view. I read it a couple of month's ago in anticipation of the trip. Like a friend of mine said recently "strange things will and do happen in big bend"
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Here's a video that my cousin made of our paddling trip down Santa Elena Canyon a couple of years back. An amazing adventure, if you ever get the opportunity.

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Chris that does look like a fun trip. How many miles and how many days were y'all on the water?
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Chris that does look like a fun trip. How many miles and how many days were y'all on the water?
awesome, Chris. We did that same trip several years ago. There is an outfitter - far flung adventures - that will supply rafts and pick you up 3 days later down river
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Oh okay. I saw 'Far Flung' on the side of the canoe but just assumed it was his boat, since a lot of people name their boat. My next question was going to be about how they shuttled. Thanks.
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Yes, we brought one boat with us and rented the second from Far Flung. It's a two-day/one-night trip.
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We are headed out to Big Bend for Thanksgiving.
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My son and I are talking about a father/son trip to the Big Bend area over his spring break. Does anyone know if the scenery is as beautiful in the State Park as it is in Big Bend National Park? We're not looking for extreme trails but from what I can tell from videos on the net it looks like my wife's Honda Odyssey could run most of the trails in the National Park. I guess I'd like to maybe use low once in a while. But at the same I'd like something nice to view. Anyone have a preference and why?
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Just the drive is scenic without leaving pavement. Done it several times on the motorcycle. March and April are good times to go. May it starts to get hot.
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I was just there a week ago dualsporting. Too me State and National look the same. This was my 4th trip. I love it. I guess State is more scenic b/c of the overlooks.

National has paveroads for the main veins. (two gas stops) State does not have any paved roads. (No gas available)

I would not take a Honda Odyssey as it would get destroyed at either park b/c of the trails. There are washed out areas. Off camber levels. Rocks...and baby head rocks.

You could get away with a ford explorer or something like that in National. Black gap requires 4x4. State I would take only 4x4.

I like state the best. Harder trails dirt riding. Its best to head to the bunk house and then run loops from there.

You could run the Terlingua roads behind Starlight restaurant area in a Honda Odyssey.
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I was just there a week ago dualsporting. Too me State and National look the same. This was my 4th trip. I love it. I guess State is more scenic b/c of the overlooks.

National has paveroads for the main veins. (two gas stops) State does not have any paved roads. (No gas available)

I would not take a Honda Odyssey as it would get destroyed at either park b/c of the trails. Washed out areas. Off camber trails. Rocks and baby head rocks. Some times its smooth but for the most part odyssey is too low.

You could get away with a ford explorer or something like that in National. Black gap requires 4x4. State I would take only 4x4.

I like state the best. Harder trails dirt riding. Its best to head to the bunk house and then run loops from there.

You could run the Terlingua roads behind Starlight restaurant area in a Honda Odyssey.

pic of my rear tire after 3 days of roosting the desert rocks.
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There's plenty of great things to see without ever leaving payment, so long as you bring hiking boots and a daypack. You'll have a great time. If you go to the NP, be sure to make a stop at the hot springs:

http://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisi...thesprings.htm
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