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Address: FM 170, Presidio, TX 79845
Phone Number: +1 254-675-4867
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Site where organized camel trail rides take place in West Texas.

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Great scenic drives & easy trails

We've been to Big Bend NP six times and this was our first time checking out the state park, and I'm sure glad we did. Very scenic drive along River Road, which travels right... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stef B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Big Bend NP six times and this was our first time checking out the state park, and I'm sure glad we did. Very scenic drive along River Road, which travels right along the Rio Grande. We then hike the Hoo Doos which was very cool, lots of rock scrambling and you can hike to the river shores... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

After a few days in Big Bend National Park we drove to Marfa along the Rio Grande on Highway 170. There are several worthwhile stops (Closed Canyon, The Hoodoos, and Barton Warnock Visitor Center for examples) along the way. If you are in the area, take the time to go this route. You won't be sorry!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I did a 20-mile r/t day hike down into Fresno Canyon from Pila Montoya. Rangers at the Visitors Center were helpful in describing conditions I would encounter. With the temp around 95 it was a toasty hike. Met up with two rattlesnakes. Admired the ranchers and miners who worked this area years ago and lived here. Overnight at the bunkhouse... More 

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We drove from Fort Davis through Marfa to Presidio and I thought that route was beautiful. However, that was just a prelude to the awesome grandeur of FM 170 between Presidio and Terlingua. The road rises and drops and twists and turns as it follows the Rio Grande along the border of Texas and Mexico. There are many places to... More 

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Nederland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We visited here during June which is the hot time of year and traditionally their off-season. We enjoyed it thoroughly because of the ample solitude away from the larger crowds of tourists. Hiked "Closed Canyon" with no other visitors except wildlife-most excellent! Balanced Rock and Hudu's for lunch with only 2 cars passing on River Road. Great scenery and sunsets.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I've been there four times (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) and of the Big Bend area, it's my favorite - isolated, wild, rugged....no paved roads, wonderful photography! The bunkhouse is just plain a fun place to stay. Although they no longer offer meals, they do have a refrigerator and microwave available to visitors. Best part - their "Rent A Ranger"... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

My husband and I hiked Closed Canyon mid-week the last weekend in April. There is one covered picnic table at the trail head. The entire trail is .9 mile from the trail head to the river. The canyon starts about .1 mile from the trail head. The canyon walls are very tall and the trail is very shady. The canyon... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We tent camped, at the Grassy Banks campground, along Hwy 170 River Road. We were the only ones camping down here, so we had our pick of sites. It was quiet and we felt secluded, perfect for camping! Closed Canyon is a must hike for those up to walking between 100 foot walls of rock. I will say, you will... More 

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Ennis, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

All the other state parks in Texas will fit into this one. The drive back in has some great views and scenery. Not for cars with low clearance. The road is all gravel. 4WD is not needed for main roads. We were there for 2-3 hours and saw no other human or their vehicles. They sell t-shirts at office that... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A beautiful part of the Big Bend area and worth the visit. Started at the Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center with a hike then enjoyed our drive through the State Park.

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