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    Trails near BIG BEND?

    planning a trip to big bend area in april. Want to get some trail riding in.Any trails near that area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanderoo222
    planning a trip to big bend area in april. Want to get some trail riding in.Any trails near that area?
    plenty; you need to google mountain biking big bend. Lajitas/Terlingua area is great.

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    Better yet contact the guys at Desert Sports in Terlingua.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanderoo222
    planning a trip to big bend area in april. Want to get some trail riding in.Any trails near that area?

    Consider dburatti's suggestion and contact the folks at Desert Sports. They have the low down on the trails in the area.

    But short answer to your question is YES.


    Long answer is, off road riding is discouraged in the National Park.

    But encouraged in the State Park

    And there is the Lajitas Trail system.

    Both these are in the Study Butte/Terlingua/Lajitas area on the west side of the National Park.


    The folks at Desert Sports have maps both. They may even take you up on a ride.




    One more tip, take a large Camelbak. You will need lots of water, all your tools and several spare tubes... And you may want to pack a sandwich.





    check out some stuff...

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...light=big+bend

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...light=big+bend
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    Thanks for pointing to my thread aLaN. I about killed myself that outing I was so sick from coming off the airplane from Hawaii to LA. goddang--I need to do it again! Maybe I can make my way back to the desert this Feb.
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    Jimmy says it's, "DINOMITE!"

    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    Thanks for pointing to my thread aLaN. I about killed myself that outing I was so sick from coming off the airplane from Hawaii to LA. goddang--I need to do it again! Maybe I can make my way back to the desert this Feb.

    Good Times

    Always a good time in the desert. Always.
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    Big Bend

    A short list (for more you need some local advice):
    In Nat. Park (all maintenance roads, dirt roads are allowed and there are some great views and terain) :
    Old Ore road (40 MI 2 cars, probably 55 MI with 1 car)
    Glen Springs - River road (50 MI 1 car)
    for great roads bring a road bike (Basin to St Elena canyon and back - maybe 40 MI one way, Lajitas to Presidio and back - 50 MI one way)
    Outside:
    Contrabando trail (16 - 20 MI loop, info at State Park)
    Airport trails (tot ~ 25 MI loops, map at Desert Sports)
    Check on all this with Mike from Desert Sports and try to join the local group for a great Sunday ride
    You will need about 5 days to cover the basics

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