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Mariscal Mine

River Road, Big Bend National Park, Alpine, TX
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Awesome mine on the beaten path

You probably know you have to have 4-wheel drive or high clearance vehicle but this piece of... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Candi W
via mobile
Interesting Place but nothing special

Typical abandoned mine, interesting to stop by if you are driving this route but would not make a... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Adrian H
Houston, Texas
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River Road, Big Bend National Park, Alpine, TX
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

You probably know you have to have 4-wheel drive or high clearance vehicle but this piece of history is well worth the drive. This is my happy place and always will be! BBNP is awesome and has something for everyone!

1  Thank Candi W
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Typical abandoned mine, interesting to stop by if you are driving this route but would not make a special trip to see it

Thank Adrian H
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

After starting at Solis camp we traveled west toward Mariscal summit. View from the top and many spots on the way down to the mine were spectacular. Once at the mine you descend a mile past an old tower and then the old cinnabar brick...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 4 November 2016

First of all, the Mariscal Mine is more than 100 miles from Alpine, in the Southeast corner of the Big Bend National Park. Access is by the River Road just out of Boquillas. The road is mostly a wide gravel road with a few narrow...More

4  Thank Bob79734
Reviewed 29 October 2016

From Panther Junction in Big Bend NP, this is approx. 2 HOURs driving to the Mariscal Mine. From the paved 2 lane hwy, turn down River Road, which is a PRIMITIVE one lane path that demands a high clearance vehicle with tires that can withstand...More

2  Thank Holidav
Reviewed 16 April 2016

There are several buildings still standing that were part of the mine complex. A quarter mile walk is required to get from a parking area to the mine buildings, but it is worth the walk if you are able.

1  Thank Tuna77573
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Mariscal Mine was the mid-way point from the Santa Elena and our campsite (Solis 1). Our kids were into minecraft, so this place was on their bucket list. The kids were disappointed when they saw the barricades at the mine entrance. Since the mine was...More

2  Thank pyindeem
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Not sure why this shows a location in Alpine. Other reviewers have gone into depth on the history, which it is worth your time to read so you understand what you're looking at. DON'T TOUCH the bricks or tailings -- particularly if you have kids,...More

3  Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Take River Road East to the mine. Explore the remains of the stone houses before hiking up to the mine. Once you are up top, great view of the Mariscal Nountains.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We stopped by on our trip to Big Bend and learned a lot of interesting facts about mining in the southwest. Well laid out and worth a visit.

Thank RWG2020
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