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Four primitive campsites are located in the Talley area, on the west side Mariscal Mountain near the mid-point of the River Road.Site Name TY-1 TY-2 TY-3 TY-4Vehicles 2 2 3 2Persons 8 8 12 8Horses no no no 4 (4x4 req.) How to Get ThereThe Talley Road is located along the River Road, 23.2 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village. Campsite TY-1 is located at the Talley/River Road junction. TY-2 is located 5.1 miles down the Talley Road. Sites TY-3 and TY-4 are located along the river at the very end of the Talley Road (6 miles).Usual Road ConditionsThe River Road is maintained for High Clearance Vehicles only. After rains, the River Road and Talley Road are extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to ALL vehicles. 4-wheel drive may be required.Current road conditions...Ground Cover/ShadeTY-1 and TY-2 have NO shade. They are located far from the river with a gravel base. TY-3 and TY-4 offer minimal shade from surrounding riparian vegetation. They are located next to the river and have a sandy base.ViewsTY-1 and TA-2 offer beautiful views of the Chisos and Mariscal Mountain. TY-3 and TY-4 have great river views.River AccessTY-3 and TY-4 offer access to the river from the nearby boat launch.Cautionary NotesTo minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from the campsite and while sleeping. Do not leave site unattended for long periods of time. Theft is a recurring problem at this area and every precaution should be taken to prevent damage to your vehicle and theft of contents.RemarksCheck current road conditions with a ranger. 4-wheel drive is required after any rain.The very primitive Mariscal Rim Trail begins at this location. This is also the launching point for float trips into Mariscal Canyon.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.
Yes, the "grill" was the wife's idea - it's our portable fire pit for the back porch/yard. She figured since we were bringing the trailer along we would have plenty of room - it actually worked out great!
We burned tightly rolled copies of the Ranger's Compendium.
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