Primitive Roadside Campsites— Old Maverick Road

Along the Old Maverick Road
Santa Elena Canyon Vista along the Old Maverick Road
 

Old Maverick Road

Old Maverick Road runs between Maverick Junction and Santa Elena Canyon. It is a 14-mile improved dirt road that passes along the Terlingua Creek badlands on the west side of the park. A number of historic sites are located near the road that you may visit as you gradually descend to the Rio Grande and Santa Elena. While usually passable for most vehicles, this road tends to be rough and washboarded; the 14 miles takes around an hour to drive. This road is subject to high water and flooding following rainstorms.

A Backcountry Permit is required to camp in any of these campsites.You can obtain a permit in person at Panther Junction and Chisos Basin Visitor Centers.

Primitive Roadside Campsites— Old Maverick Road

Last updated: November 19, 2020

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