Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Road

Total Miles
30.2

Elevation

707.12 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Road is a well-graded dirt road through one of the most remote portions of West Texas. This management area is home to the first reintroduction of big horn sheep in Texas and continues to be an area of wildlife management research. The scenery on this road is incredible with high cliffs, open spaces, and views of mountains well into Mexico. There are numerous remote camping spots along the trail (permits required) and numerous places where you can access the Rio Grande River. Be sure to bring plenty of water in case of emergency. A satellite messaging service is also highly recommended due to the remoteness and the fact that this area does not receive many visitors.

Photos of Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Road

Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Road
Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Road
Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Road

Difficulty

Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Road is usually very well graded and smooth to the point where almost any vehicle can travel on it. After rain, though, it can become very slippery and possibly washed out in the washes.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

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Access Description

Black Gap Wildlife Management area is 55 miles south of Marathon on Highway 385, then left on FM 2627 for 18 miles to the entrance of Black Gap Wildlife Management Area. Follow the paved entrance road to the main parking area. Once at the parking area, go in the small building and sign in. Then follow the road through the gate and turn right.

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