West Texas Trail Walkers

HIKE WITH AN ALTITUDE

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK
October 8-11, 2020
FRIDAY, 10/7
Lost Mine Trail 
5/10km
 

The trail climbs to the motel parking area where you will be shuttled to the trailhead. The first part of the trail features more gentle slopes. The “Lookout” is a great place to rest as the trail gets steeper from there.
The trail ends at a rock that juts abruptly upward to a point. Rest and enjoy the magnificent views of Casa Grande Peak and Upper Pine Canyon.

 

Rated: 3C (moderate)  
Climbs 5,600' to 6,850'.

Saturday, 10/8
South Rim
5/10/17/24km

 

This challenging trail is well worth
the stunning vistas and you will pass through some of the lushest environment in the Chisos.

 

Great views of mountains and desert. Keep lookout for the “Boot” formation.

 

10km (out-and-back),
17km loop via Colima Trail shortcut
or 24km loop to South Rim.

 

Rated: 5D (Strenuous)  
2,000'+ elevation gain.

Sunday, 10/9
Chimneys at Sunrise
5/10km

 

A moderate hike to a series of prominent volcanic dike formations. Indian petroglyphs and remains of shelters used by herders are
evident as you explore unique
rock formations.

 

Start early and watch the sun rise
over the desert floor. Walk includes cooler Lower Burro Mesa Pouroff.

 

Rated: 2B (moderate) 
Very little elevation gain but little to no shade. 

Host Hotel: Big Bend Resort & Adventures


Hwy 118 @ Hwy 170, Terlinqua, TX  79852

Central Reservations:  877-386-4383.

Hotel Lobby:  432-371-2218

 

Our negotiated rate is $108 plus tax for a room with one queen bed or $117 plus tax for a room with two beds. The rate is available October 6-12, 2020.    Please call 1-432-371-3382 before September 10, 2020 to secure the WTTW negotiated rate.  Big Bend Resorts requires a one night deposit, refundable up until 72 hours before the reservation.  There are many other lodging options (casitas, condos, homes, camping) available in the Big Bend at a wide range of prices, visitbigbend.com.

Annual Meeting/Banquet
Saturday 10/8 @ 7:00 PM
Party Barn @ Big Bend Resort & Adventures

 

Hwy 118 @ 170, Terlinqua. 
(Look for the Windmill).
Allow one hour driving time from the Basin.

 

Menu: Salad, chicken/Beef Fajitas, Grillled Veggies, Rice, Beans, Cobbler & Tea.

BYOB.

REGISTRATION

 

In order to obtain a special-use permit from the national park service we have to obey national park regulations and not exchange money in the park. That means you must register by mail. Registrations must be postmarked by September 16, 2016.

 

For information on alternate lodging and things to do in the area, visit: visitbigbend.com