31 miles
Distance
1,725 ft
Climb
-1,764 ft
Descent
2,344 ft
High Point

River Road West Details

  • Riding area
    Big Bend National Park
    Terlingua, Texas
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    September to May
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8020

This is the 31 mile western segment of the 52.1 mile River Road. The east end of this trail connects to the Black Gap Road at one of the loneliest places on the planet. The Chisos Mountains are to your north, the Del Carmen Mountains in Mexico are to your east, Sierra Ponce in Mexico is to your west, and Mariscal Mountain looms to the south. Be prepared with lots of water and a repair kit suitable for all of the tire-pokers the desert will throw at you. Remember, everything in the desert either sticks, stings, or stinks.

Access Info

Back Country permit required.

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

Disclaimer

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 River Road West mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -39 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,041 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,332 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,293 ft
  • Grade
    -0.024%
  • Grade max
    -30.153%
  • Grade min
    31.044%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    7 miles
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