BBRSP

Total Miles
188.4

Elevation

1,432.41 ft

Duration

100 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The Big Bend Ranch State Park is more than 311,000 acres (486 square miles) in size. Located in the Chihuahuan Desert, this area endures very harsh conditions of heat and monsoons. Camping is allowed in designated sites only with vehicles, and near endless locations while on foot. There are more than one hundred miles of incredible roads open for passage. Flash floods happen out here and can be violent, but wait them out a few hours and travel can continue. Fuel is available 24 miles outside of the park. Hot showers and fresh water are available at the HQ of Sauceda along with a few snacks and souvenirs. The roads are composed of sharp rocks with large cactus of various species lining the sides, waiting to claim a sidewall. A good set of AT's and a quality plug kit with a functioning air compressor will keep you along your way. There are stunning views and amazing dark skies for the photographers and hobbyists alike. If history is your calling, there are pictographs and petroglyphs scattered throughout the park.

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Difficulty

While most of the park is maintained, the unmaintained tracks can be washed out and overgrown with tire hazards. Road stacking and backfilling may be required. Off camber roll overs are not unheard of on these roads.Only insured and registered vehicles are allowed in the park.

History

The BBRSP web site explains the history the best.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Emmanuel Lopez
Mar 29, 2024
2000 Ford Excursion
Open
Normal
Dusty
This whole park is a offroaf trail but each trail varies in difficulty. We drove into the park and did Fresno Canyon. It is rated a 4 due to its descent and ascent from the Canyon Bed. I would suggest to check what trial you want to take in this park because they vary in difficulty, so ask a ranger. There is a plethora of trails to enjoy there so wr will be back soon.
Barry Raven
Feb 19, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
This trail is not technically difficult but is very rocky and rough in places with some mild off-camber spots and some short rocky uphills and downhills. Expect some pinstripes but overall the road has been cleared up of most shrubbery that would cause bad damage. Off road tires are highly recommended and stock 4x4 clearance should be suffiicient. 4-wheel independent suspension vehicles will raise a wheel off the ground in some places. This is an out and back trail with the rougher sections on the latter part of the trail. There are 3 primitive campsites, Las Burras 1,2, and 3 at the back end of the trail. Nice campsites but no toilet facilities and you must pack out your waste. Bring lots of water. There is plenty of room for tents but the ground is quite dusty and hard so bring strong stakes and a steel mallet. Not recommended in summer because of the extreme heat. Spring and Fall can also be very hot at times.
Jason Reid
Mar 26, 2023
4x4
Open

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