Primitive Roadside Campsites— Old Ore Road

Roys Peak Campsite
Campsite along the Old Ore Road
 

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. It takes approximately 3 1/2 hours to travel this road from end to end.

Ranger tip: The northern half is much rougher than the southern half.

There are 11 Primitive Roadside Campsites located along the Old Ore Road (listing South to North):

 
Primitive Campsites along the Old Ore Road
Primitive Campsites along the Old Ore Road

There are 11 Primitive Roadside Campsites located along the Old Ore Road (listing South to North).

A Backcountry Permit is required to camp in any of these campsites. Permits available online up to 6 months in advance at www.recreation.gov

 
 
 
 

Last updated: November 19, 2020

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