River Road

4.8/5 (6 reviews)
River Road truly has something for everyone looking to get off concrete. Whether it’s exploring an abandoned mercury mine, visiting the ruins of an old ranch, paying respects at an old cemetery, camping under the stars, stepping foot in the Rio Grande River, or simply getting dirt on the tires of y... Read More
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Highlights of River Road

Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
Ghost Town Category Icon Ghost Town
Mine Category Icon Mine
Highest Elevation
2388 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
River Road
Nearest Town
Terlingua
Nearest Services
Terlingua
Management Agency
Big Bend National Park
District
Intermountain Region

Overview

River Road truly has something for everyone looking to get off concrete. Whether it’s exploring an abandoned mercury mine, visiting the ruins of an old ranch, paying respects at an old cemetery, camping under the stars, stepping foot in the Rio Grande River, or simply getting dirt on the tires of your favorite 4WD, everyone is sure to find something of interest along this nearly 54-mile route. While the route can be driven end-to-end in a day, more curious travelers may likely wish to reserve a campsite along the route to fully explore its wonders. Alternatively, some may wish to traverse a portion each day, utilizing either Glenn Springs Road or Black Gap Road to cut their exploration of River Road into 2 separate days.

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28 Waypoints
86 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
6 Community Reviews
1 Video
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