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Thanks Tim. We are a group of about 5 vehicles that are well equipped. Just looking for more of a challenge than Black Gap and River Road.
Oh yeah, we can provide it alright. The monsoons have wrecked much of our road system, so any trip in the next few months will need to be pretty self-sufficient. I know a lot of folks on this board will have opinions on the "toughest" but when you get a little closer to coming out give us a call and let's see what we can line out for your group. I trust you have downloaded and read "Roads to Nowhere"?https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_p4501_0152k.pdf
There are so many metrics for what constitutes a "tough" road that it would be unrealistic to provide a single answer. Instead I will offer a few examples. For instance, the road from Cat Spring to Papalote Alto is difficult because it crosses diverse and fragile geology and gets traveled so infrequently that it is almost impossible to find at times. The same could be said for the high clearance 4x4 roads in the Solitario. Compare that with the Las Burras Loop (or the Las Burras Road in the interior) that simply covers some brutally rough terrain and features steep washouts, deep ruts, and a generally rough surface. The road to Chorro Vista would also fit into this group with the addition of a steep hill that terrifies even much of the park staff (I have had people scream on that section on multiple tours). The road into Fresno Canyon also features a steep hill with high exposure but then you are in the bottom of a deep canyon with frequently deep sand. There is a lot of diversity in our "tough" roads. What kind of tough are you after? We probably have it.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_p4501_0152k.pdfHey Tim that link to Roads to Nowhere doesn't seem to work.
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