Primitive roadside sites offer nice views, solitude, and a small flat gravel space to set up camp next to your vehicle. No shade, toilets, or other amenities are provided. The use of generators is prohibited in the backcountry.
Talley Road is located along the River Road, 23.2 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village. The TY-1 site is located at the Talley/River Road junction. TY-2 is located 5.1 miles down the Talley Road on top of a small hill. TY-3 and TY-4 are located in a mesquite thicket along the river at the end of the 6-mile long Talley Road.
River Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. After rains, River Road and Talley Road are extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to all vehicles. 4-wheel drive may be required. The last mile of the Talley Road (approaching the Rio) is especially rough and may require 4-wheel drive to safely negotiate.
TY-1 and TY-2 have no shade. They are located far from the river with a gravel base.
TY-1 and TY-2 offer expansive desert views with the Chisos and Mariscal Mountain as a backdrop. TY-3/4 are located near the river and provide some shade and river scenery.
The river can accessed at the end of the road. Boats must be carried a short distance down a bank to the river.
Do not cross the river and enter Mexico. Report any contacts with Mexican Nationals to rangers. To minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from these campsites and while sleeping. Do not leave your property unattended for long periods of time.
The primitive and challenging Mariscal Rim Trail begins near the end of the road Talley Road. A trailhead/parking area is located along the east side of the road past TY-2.
Last updated: March 16, 2021