25 miles
1,013 ft
-2,303 ft
3,489 ft
High Point


  • Riding Area
    Big Bend National Park
    Terlingua, Texas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    September to May
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

Start this trail near the Chisos Mountains, then descend into the desert, ending at the Rio Grande. Don't count on vehicle support much of the time. If you want to burn lungs, start in the south heading north.

Access Info

You'll need to set up a shuttle for this ride. Call Desert Sports for shuttles.


Back Country permit required. Check in at Panther Junction. Secure personal items when not at the campsite. Both packrats and human rats will steal from you, given the opportunity.

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More Stats for Glen Springs to Gravel Pit Campsite bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,290 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,846 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,137 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,847 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to glen-springs-to-gravel-pit-campsite trailhead (29.270655, -103.150982)
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