You Will Need A High Clearance Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD) Vehicle
A high clearance 4WD vehicle is defined as a SUV or truck type vehicle, with at least 15 inch tire rims or more, with a low gear transfer case, designed for heavier type use than a standard passenger vehicle, with at least 8 inches of clearance or more from the lowest point of the frame, body, suspension, or differential, to the ground, also including a means to mechanically power both, front and real wheels at the same time.
A Backcountry Permit is required to camp in any of these campsites. Permits are available in-person only at Panther Junction and Chisos Basin Visitor Centers. Permits available up to 24 hours in advance of the first night.
Last updated: May 1, 2023