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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Backcountry Camping => Topic started by: joeypenney on November 07, 2018, 08:40:43 PM

Title: Juniper Canyon Rd in 2WD
Post by: joeypenney on November 07, 2018, 08:40:43 PM
I'll be coming in from Louisiana for a few night stay in Big Bend on Thursday, 11/15. I'm looking to stay at either Robber's Roost or Twisted Shoe. I'll be driving in a 2WD Toyota Tacoma. Will this road require a 4WD, or will my vehicle be adequate to access these sites?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Juniper Canyon Rd in 2WD
Post by: Flash on November 07, 2018, 08:49:35 PM
Driven the road six times in a 2WD Tacoma. No 4WD necessary. Just drive slowly to dodge the larger rocks. Can take about 1-1/2 hours from pavement.
Title: Re: Juniper Canyon Rd in 2WD
Post by: dprather on November 07, 2018, 11:54:10 PM
I've done it in my wife's Equinox.  I prefer to do it in my 2wd F150.

G.O. S.L.O.W.
Title: Re: Juniper Canyon Rd in 2WD
Post by: Reece on November 08, 2018, 08:23:44 AM
I was on Juniper Canyon road just last Wednesday, wanted to visit the trailhead for old time sake. I drive a Wrangler so traction was not a problem. You don't want to spin a rear drive wheel against a sharp rock, especially on the sidewall of your tire. I turned back because it was rockier than I remembered and my tires (original equipment) have about 50,000 miles on them. I simply didn't trust them. With a new set of BFGoodrich All-Terrains I would have stormed it!
Title: Re: Juniper Canyon Rd in 2WD
Post by: PacingTheCage on November 08, 2018, 02:08:16 PM
Drove out there in a Subaru Outback last year. All the way to Twisted Shoe. Passenger tires. Not very smart given the sharp rocks. No issues with clearance though.


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Title: Re: Juniper Canyon Rd in 2WD
Post by: joeypenney on November 09, 2018, 11:40:42 AM
Thanks for the information everyone!