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Big Bend National Park Q&A => The Backroads => Topic started by: Frogdown on October 11, 2009, 04:10:58 PM

Title: Marathon Road
Post by: Frogdown on October 11, 2009, 04:10:58 PM
Has anyone driven Marathon Rd lately?  What were the conditions?  I am NOT asking about the paved road from Marathon.  Marathon Rd is a dirt road from Terlingua ranch across to 385.
Title: Re: Marathon Road
Post by: MBill on October 11, 2009, 05:28:07 PM
I was on it a couple of weekends ago and it was in excellent condition.  There was the ever present area of silty-like sand closer to the Terlingua Ranch entrance side, but not too bad at all.  Overall, all roads that I encountered in the park at that time were in very good shape. (Black Gap was rough though)
Title: Re: Marathon Road
Post by: Matador on October 12, 2009, 05:40:47 PM
Drove it yesterday (Sunday) in 4WD truck with no problems. Never had to engage 4WD, but a low clearance sedan could have difficulty in a couple of washouts.  Vegatation is overgrown since last time 2 years ago, but no pinstriping encountered.P
Title: Re: Marathon Road
Post by: riverrat on November 22, 2014, 05:54:22 PM
Re kindling a very dead thread but we were thinking about doing this drive while out there around this coming New Years. I know things can change rapidly out there but sometimes things stay the same, too. ;) Any updates will be appreciated!

Moderator Note: see the Terlingua Ranch Road (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/the-backroads/terlingua-ranch-road/) topic.