Big Bend Ranch State Park Images And Prints
Big Bend Ranch State Park covers 300,000+ acres and sits just west of its big brother, Big Bend National Park. Purchased in 1988 by The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the park has continued to increase in size through donations and more land acquisitions. With the addition of BBRSP to the parks system, the amount if land managed by TPWD doubled in size.
Big Bend Ranch rests between Lajitas on the east side and Presidio on the west. The southern boundary is the Rio Grande as it flows through Colorado Canyon. Texas FM 170 follows the river between Presidio and Lajitas, winding, twisting, climbing and falling along one of the must stunning drives in Texas, even rivaling one of the more well known drives in the national park, the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. At some places in the road, it reaches a 15% grade.
Big Bend Ranch was made for hiking and exploring. Most of the gems are deep within the park, accessed by trails and 4wd roads. However, one easy-access and short hike is Closed Canyon. This trail takes you ~ 1.4 miles round trip into a slot canyon to the point where the canyon plunges into the Rio Grande. From here, the only option is backtracking unless rappelling is involved.
Another scenic stop along FM 170 is the short Hoodoo trail. This path leads into and among a series of hoodoos along the river.
This gallery is just beginning. With several trips already planned in the near future, this gallery should grow in size.
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