Take this self-guided auto trail, for seven miles, to a remote valley where a unique forest of Giant Dagger Yuccas is located. As you drive, you will discover how many of Big Bend’s common native plants have specially adapted to the Chihuahuan desert ecosystem. Follow the numbered posts and read along as you drive the route. You will be rewarded by learning to recognize these plants and their fascinating characteristics.
The speed limit on this narrow, winding road is 25 miles per hour. The surface is graded gravel. Always pull to the right side of the road before stopping. Treat the desert gently; driving off the road is destructive and prohibited by law.
Any picking or collecting of plants, other natural objects, or historic items is illegal. Please help us protect YOUR national heritage.