This road is unmaintained and crosses rugged country. 4 wheel drive and enough know-how on where to place your tires is required. An old mercury mine abandoned in the 1940’s can be accessed via The River Road, an off-shoot of Black Gap. The western portion is less traveled and more rugged. Allow at least a day to travel the entire length.
In the backcountry, simple things like grillin’ beans, Coors Light, dehydrated food and hot dogs taste fantastic after a long day exploring.
Sunset at our backcountry campsite on Glenn Springs Road, an unmaintained road inside the National Park.
This is the highest point in the park and offers a 360° view that is breathtaking. The hike is strenuous, it’s a 10.5 mile round trip and the last quarter mile is a steep climb. In fact, the last 20-30 feet require a scramble up an exposed rock face.
It really does look like a boot.
A pour-off which frames panoramic desert vistas.
The width of the river surprised me. I literally threw a rock into Mexico.
This part of southern Texas is beautiful and perfect Jeep terrain. It was a great location to turn 30,000 miles in our 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
The 2,000 feet elevation gain well worth the view into Mexico. It’s a 14.5 miles round trip that begin at the Basin Trailhead. This was my favorite view from the entire trip.
The Chisos Mountains are awesome. The rock formations, sunsets and vistas are top notch. You should definitely go.