Abandoned Resort

Total Miles
9.0

Elevation

1,282.45 ft

Duration

2.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Moderate

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

Difficulty

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

History

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

3

Status Reports

William Mabie
Mar 02, 2024
2003 Jeep TJ
Open
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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