Primitive Roadside Campsite— Robbers Roost

Robbers Roost Campsite
Robbers Roost Campsite
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Campsite Specifics

Robbers Roost campsite can accommodate 2 vehicles, 8 people, no horses.
Maximum vehicle length is 25'
No Trailers

This primitive backcountry site is not designed to accommodate RVs and trailers. You will not be able to access this site with a camper van, RV, or trailer.

Primitive roadside sites offer nice views, solitude, and a small flat gravel space to set up camp next to your vehicle. No shade, toilets, or other amenities are provided. The use of generators is prohibited in the backcountry.

You can now obtain a backcountry permit to use this site up to 180 days in advance through



Robbers Roost campsite is located along the Juniper Canyon Road via the Glenn Springs Road. Juniper Canyon Road begins 6.8 miles from the junction of the Glenn Spring Road and the main road to Rio Grande Village. This is a rough, backcountry road that requires high clearance vehicles to safely negotiate. After rains, 4-wheel drive may be required.

It takes approximately 60 minutes to reach the campsite from the paved road. Do NOT attempt to find this or other primitive campsites in the dark.


Road Conditions

The 5.3 mile (8.5km) Juniper Canyon road is very rocky and generally requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle.



There is no shade at the campsite. Moderate ground cover surrounds the site.


Great views of the desert and rugged mountains. The South Rim is visible to the west. Elephant Tusk and Backbone Ridge are visible to the south.


A trailhead for the Juniper Canyon Trail and Dodson Trail is located at the end of the dirt road past Twisted Shoe primitive roadside campsite. Lock and secure your vehicle while away.



Nice views from this remote site, especially the night sky, and there is very little traffic. Robbers Roast has a bear proof storage box.

Campsite Photos

Milky Way over Robbers Roost
Milky Way over Robbers Roost
Robbers Roost campsite
Robbers Roost Campsite (RR-1)

Last updated: May 22, 2020

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Big Bend National Park, TX 79834-0129



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