Abandoned Resort

Total Miles


1,282.45 ft


2.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is an amazing drive in the Terlingua ranch area. This public road takes you deep in to the desert where there's a hidden gem. The remnants of an abandoned Resort and what looks like a 100-year-old dam. The journey will be a slow and steady one on this gravel, rocky desert mountain road. With a couple of steep areas and a few small ledges about 4" to 8" high. Great for a sunset trail ride.

Photos of Abandoned Resort

Abandoned Resort
Abandoned Resort
Abandoned Resort


The trail is 60% easy gravel two-track with some 4"- 8" rocks and two steep uphill section with loose rocks.


This was going to be a resort. They built a dam and started to build the resort and the dam broke and the project was left behind.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

William Mabie
Mar 02, 2024
2003 Jeep TJ
Gravel and washboard, some loose traction on steep angles but nothing too technical. excellent views and a picnic area near Lake Ament. The road connects to Gate 9 for a direct connection from Terlingua Ranch Lodge area to 118. My wife and I were the only ones in a 4x4, the only other. vehicles we saw on the trail were bikes.

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