Terlingua Abajo campsites are located off of Old Maverick Road, 3 miles from the southern end near Santa Elena Canyon, or 10 miles from the northern end near the Maverick Entrance Station. The access road is 1.7 miles in length.
The Old Maverick Road is generally well-maintained and accessible to most vehicles throughout the year. There are a couple of washes that must be crossed, and an abundance of washboarded surfaces. The access road to the Terlingua Abajo campsites passes through a deeply eroded canyon, and is very rough. High clearance is required, and after any rain, the road will become impassable.
There is no shade at the Terlingua Abajo sites. Vegetation is sparse desert grasses, creosote, and dog cholla.
Sites have incredible Chihuahuan Desert vistas in all directions, and impressive views of the limestone cliffs of Mesa de Anguila.
To prevent theft, secure belongings when away from your site. Always check current road conditions with a ranger. These campsites are not recommended when heavy rain is forecast. Rainfall will quickly eliminate access into and out of these campsites.
Nearby Terlingua Creek usually has some water. This water is not potable and not recommended for human consumption. Ruins of the old farming community of Terlingua Abajo are across the creekbed. A primitive route to Bruja Canyon begins at Terlingua Abajo.
Last updated: November 4, 2020