• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

Primitive Roadside Campsites— Old Ore Road

Roys Peak Vista Ruin
Roys Peak Vista Ruin
NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park
This 26 mile-long primitive road follows the early 1900s historic route used to transport ore from Mexican mines to the railroad station in Marathon. This road has excellent vistas of the Chisos Mountains and Tornillo Creek, and passes through the foothills of the Deadhorse Mountains, including the cliffs of Alto Relex. A high clearance vehicle and good tires are necessary.

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