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The Camp de Leon primitive campsite is 3.6 miles north of the southern terminus of the Old Ore Road.Site Name CL-1Vehicles 1Persons 6Horses no How to Get ThereVia the Old Ore Road, south end, Camp de Leon is located 3.6 miles from the main paved road. The Ernst Tinaja trailhead is located just over one mile to the north.Usual Road ConditionsHigh clearance is highly recommended. Ask a Park Ranger for the latest road conditions.Current road conditions...Ground Cover/ShadeCamp de Leon is wide open and surrounded by lechuguilla and creosote bush. There is no shade.ViewsFantastic panoramic views of the Chisos Mountains, Chilicotal Mountain, and San Vicente Mountain can be had from this site.River AccessNone. Cautionary NotesHigh clearance vehicles are highly recommended on the Old Ore Road.RemarksThis campsite was designated "Ernst Tinaja 2" until late November 2006. The new campsite name pays homage to the nearby grave of Juan de Leon.A backcountry use permit is required (available at visitor centers). Campers are responsible for regulations listed on the permit. Camping is in designated sites for minimal impact on the surrounding vegetation.
was just there...high clearance is over rated...smooth ride. hiked to ernst tinaja from there
His transport was that featured in his avatar. I wouldn't take the vehicle in your avatar though (unless it was a rental). I've taken mini-vans, small SUVs and most recently a Jeep Patriot with no problem. I've often seen Honda Accord sized cars at Ernst Tinaja.
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