The Glenn Spring Road skirts the east side of the Chisos Mountains, then bounces over the southwest corner of Chilicotal Mountain to Glenn Springs, a lush desert spring. Here in 1914 a large candelilla wax camp was constructed, and in 1916 raided by Mexican bandits.
The numerous dry washes along this road may become extremely rough after heavy rains, making four-wheel drive necessary. As it descends from Glenn Springs to the River Road, it generally becomes smoother. A number of very popular primitive campsites (permit required) along the road provide for isolated camping opportunities for those with rugged vehicles.
Pine Canyon Road
Begins 2.5 miles along the Glenn Springs Rd. 4 miles long.
Juniper Canyon Road
Begins 7 miles along the Glenn Springs Rd. 5 miles long
Guide to Backcountry Roads of Big Bend National Park
Last updated: August 28, 2020