Terlingua Abaja

Total Miles


709.60 ft


0.5 Hours

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Trail Overview

A short, but beautifully scenic route to the ghost town of Terlingua Abaja. This is an out-and-back trail with minor off-camber, switchbacks, and rough, rocky areas. There are three campsites available at the end of this trail; TA 1 being furthest West; TA 2 middle; TA3 furthest East. There is ample room at this site, making it a great destination for larger parties. Just SE of the campsites you will find the trailhead towards the remains of Terlingua Abaja; a once flourishing agricultural community. Also special to this site are stunning views of Santa Elena Canyon. Inclement weather and flash flooding could drastically change the nature of this trail. Please monitor the weather when in the area.


Minor washes, rocks, and uneven road surfaces. Inclement weather could change conditions drastically.

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Access Description

From the Panther Junction Ranger Station, head West on Panther Junction Road approximately 15 miles. Turn South onto Old Maverick Road; continue approximately 10 miles. Make a right onto Terlingua Abaja.

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