Primitive Roadside Campsites— Grapevine Hills

Grapevine Hills Road Vista
Grapevine Hills Road Vista

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Grapevine Hills Campsites
View photos of Grapevine Hills primitive roadside campsites.

Campsite Specifics

  • GH-1 is a large site and can accommodate 3 vehicles*, 20 people, no horses.
  • GH-2 and GH-3 are adjoining sites; each can accommodate 2 vehicles*, 6 people, no horses.
    • Maximum vehicle length is 30'
  • GH-4 and GH-5 can accommodate 2 vehicles, 6 people, no horses.
    • Maximum vehicle length is 25'
      No Trailers at GH-4 and GH-5

*NOTE: A trailer is considered a vehicle for site capacities.

Grapevine Hills road is an improved dirt road 3.3 miles west of Panther Junction. Five primitive roadside campsites are located along the Grapevine Hills road. GH-1 is 0.3 miles down the dirt road. GH-2 and GH-3 are adjoining sites located 3.8 miles down the dirt road. GH-4 and GH-5 are are located at the end of the dirt road.
Road Conditions
Grapevine Hills Road is usually accessible to all vehicles except after rain when it may require high clearance or 4-wheel drive past GH-1. Beyond the Grapevine Hills trailhead (mile 6.4), the road becomes very rough and rocky, and requires at minimum a sturdy high clearance vehicle.
There is no shade at any of these campsites. There is minimal ground cover surrounding GH-1, GH-2, and GH-3. Moderate ground cover and low shrubs border GH-4 and GH-5 due to increased vegetation near Grapevine Spring.
The Chisos Mountains can be seen from the entire length of the road. Government Spring is located near GH-1. There are good views of the Grapevine Hills and distant Rosillos Mountains from GH-2,3,4,5. Good sunset views of the Deadhorse and Sierra del Carmen from GH-4 and GH-5.

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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