Primitive Roadside Campsite— Roys Peak Vista

Roys Peak Campsite
Roy's Peak Primitive Roadside Campsite
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Campsite Specifics

Roys Peak Vista (RP-1) can accommodate up to 2 vehicles, 6 people, no horses.

  • Maximum vehicle length is 25'
  • No Trailers.

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.

A Backcountry Permit is required to use this campsite. You can now obtain a backcountry permit for this campsite up to 24 hours in advance of the first night at Panther Junction Visitor Center or Chisos Basin Visitor Center.



Roys Peak campsite (RP-1) is located along the Old Ore Road, 9.3 miles from the northern end or 17.0 miles from the southern end. The access road is 0.1 mile in length from the west side of Old Ore Road.


Road Conditions

Old Ore Road is very rocky and rough. It is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. Following rains and heavy use, the road becomes very rutted and may require 4-wheel drive. Always ask a park ranger for current road conditions.



There is no shade at this campsite. Vegetation includes creosote, lechuguilla, grasses, and shrubby mesquite. The campsite is somewhat protected from the wind.



Low hills surround the campsite. There is a good view of the Deadhorse Mountains to the east.



The campsite is large with a cul-de-sac turnaround. The remains of an old ranch site with corral, walls, and downed windmill are nearby.

Campsite Photos:

Blooming pitaya cactus near Roys Peak primitive campsite
Blooming pitaya cactus near Roy's Peak primitive campsite.
View from Roys Peak primitive campsite
View from Roys Peak primitive campsite

Last updated: May 1, 2023

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