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Big Bend Ride 2008

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 909 miles / 1462.9 km
  • Ride Time: 3 days
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $69.08
  • States Visited: New Mexico, Texas
Submitted by:
Walygator

Best time of year for this ride is probably March-early May. It gets real hot later than that.I avoid interstates when possible. It's not possible on this ride for the first 150 mi.After that it gets enjoyable. Terlingua is an interesting old mining town. We spent the 1st nite in a cabin @ Easter Egg Valley. Accomodations, fuel & food are readily available all along the way. Some of the don't miss areas are all of Big Bend Park, especially Chisos Basin. Going west from Big Bend to Presidio is 'The River Road'. This is a great ride. It follows along the Rio Grande River. Lots of up-down & curves. On the right is the USA on the left, across the river is Mexico. Many movies are shot in this area. We saw people floating the river. The closer you get to Presidio the curves end & the elevation flatens.Going north towards Marfa & Ft Davis is a wide nice road but does have gentle curves & elevation changes. We stayed in Ft Davis 2nd nite. Visited McDonald Observatory. Worth the time. Watch for Suicide Pigs (Javalina)there everywhere & you will soon see where they got their name. The Ft Davis Loop is a real fun ride. Then its back to the high flat desert back home.

This is a motorcycle ride in the states New Mexico, Texas. This motorcycle route has 6 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by Walygator in May. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by Walygator

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Ride Scenery:

Historic SitesParksMountainsRuralRiverDesert

Best Time to Go

Spring, Fall

Road Characteristics:

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