Pinto Canyon Road

Total Miles


1,702.85 ft


1.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Pinto Canyon Road is a mostly graded dirt road suitable for almost all vehicles, but even for the serious off-road driver, the scenery makes it worth it. Pinto Canyon Road starts where the pavement of RM2810 ends, 32 miles southwest of downtown Marfa, Texas. It then descends through Pinto Canyon to the village of Ruidosa, Texas. The beautiful views of deep canyons and mountain peaks, including Chinati Peak at 7,728 feet above sea level, are why you drive this road. As you get towards the south end of the road, rugged mountains in Mexico loom in the distance. The road ends in the small village of Ruidosa right on the Rio Grande border with Mexico. The road is an easy, mostly smooth drive but is very dusty and has many sections with steep drop-offs into the canyon below.

Photos of Pinto Canyon Road

Pinto Canyon Road
Pinto Canyon Road
Pinto Canyon Road


This road is in a very remote portion of Texas with no help within miles. It can be very muddy and slippery when wet.

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Access Description

Take RM2810 from Marfa for approximately 28 miles where the pavement ends and turns to dirt.

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