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Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP

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Offline bam.bam

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Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:06:32 AM »
I googled a trip from Rockport Tx to each of above. It seems traveling to BBRSP adds 2hrs20mins additional travel time to the already 9 hour trip. Just exploring for the day when its 50/50 hit and miss getting into BBNP for a primitive visit as the park gets more and more popular each year. Does it really take that much longer focused to anyone that has actually traveled to BBRSP....thanks
I guess I could start going in August?  lol

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Offline Juan Cuatro Lados

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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 11:44:22 AM »
The Barton Warnock Center in BBRSP, in Lajitas, is roughly an hour from Panther Junction in BBNP.  There are trails into the interior of the park from there, but the Sauceda Ranch HQ in BBRSP is easily another 1.5 hours beyond the Warnock Center, including 27 miles of rough unpaved road.  So yes, it's 2.5 hours or more from Panther Junction to Sauceda.

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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 12:37:34 PM »
The river road from Barton Warnock is curvy and hilly (And one of the prettiest drives in Texas), so speed can be limited.
And Like Juan said, to get to the Sauceda station is 27 miles of graded gravel/dirt road at 25mph speed limit.  (There are some state police out there, so don't speed)
Here's a video from my first time out there. Most of the roads seemed more maintained last year.
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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 03:26:20 PM »
To clarify: the extra travel time depends on what you want to do in BBRSP and where you want to go there. From Park HQ to Park HQ, 2.5 hours but there are plenty of trailheads on the river road and you can register an Barton Warnock, about an hour from Panther Junction.

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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 07:17:49 AM »
Thanks team.  I do remember those trailheads off of river road. They would be an option.  again thanks..

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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2018, 11:08:36 AM »
To clarify: the extra travel time depends on what you want to do in BBRSP and where you want to go there. From Park HQ to Park HQ, 2.5 hours but there are plenty of trailheads on the river road and you can register an Barton Warnock, about an hour from Panther Junction.

Those trailheads off River Road near Barton are trail heads for hiking / foot travel only, correct?  not vehicles, correct?

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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018, 01:02:48 PM »
To clarify: the extra travel time depends on what you want to do in BBRSP and where you want to go there. From Park HQ to Park HQ, 2.5 hours but there are plenty of trailheads on the river road and you can register an Barton Warnock, about an hour from Panther Junction.

Those trailheads off River Road near Barton are trail heads for hiking / foot travel only, correct?  not vehicles, correct?

You are correct. 

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Offline 230Ag

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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018, 04:49:32 PM »
To clarify: the extra travel time depends on what you want to do in BBRSP and where you want to go there. From Park HQ to Park HQ, 2.5 hours but there are plenty of trailheads on the river road and you can register an Barton Warnock, about an hour from Panther Junction.

Those trailheads off River Road near Barton are trail heads for hiking / foot travel only, correct?  not vehicles, correct?

You are correct.

perfect.  thanks for the info.  I was 99% sure that they were but just wanted to confirm.  That drive down River Road is pretty slow in my Jeep with no doors or top - ha ha.  Not a big fan of those hills/cliffs!

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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 05:34:17 PM »
perfect.  thanks for the info.  I was 99% sure that they were but just wanted to confirm.  That drive down River Road is pretty slow in my Jeep with no doors or top - ha ha.  Not a big fan of those hills/cliffs!

Ah, but it's a pretty drive, no?  I seem to drive it pretty slow so as not to miss the scenery....

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Offline 230Ag

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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 06:07:35 PM »
It's definitely scenic, but I'm not a fan of heights (or really just not a fan of big cliffs / drop-offs).  heck - I probably shouldn't be in Big Bend to begin with - ha ha, but it's just too hard to pass up a trip out there.

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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 02:44:04 PM »
It's definitely scenic, but I'm not a fan of heights (or really just not a fan of big cliffs / drop-offs).  heck - I probably shouldn't be in Big Bend to begin with - ha ha, but it's just too hard to pass up a trip out there.

But you don't want to miss the road to nowhere, do you?  lol
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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 10:38:49 PM »
not going to be doing that one for a good while.  that's for sure. although it looks super cool.

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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2018, 03:30:07 PM »
not going to be doing that one for a good while.  that's for sure. although it looks super cool.
It's a lot of fun.
It's actually not that hard, it's just narrow.  The main thing is to make sure that no one is already on that trail.  There are no passing lanes and backing up is a pain in the butt.

I'm working on an itinerary for my trip out this winter.  Looks like a couple of days in the Cienega Mountains area and maybe Fresno Canyon area.
I do have a couple folks joining us that haven't been to the park, I'm sure they want to do Nowhere too.   I'd do it again.  :)
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Re: Extra travel time from the east BBNP vs BBRSP
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2018, 09:00:46 PM »
not going to be doing that one for a good while.  that's for sure. although it looks super cool.
It's a lot of fun.
It's actually not that hard, it's just narrow.  The main thing is to make sure that no one is already on that trail.  There are no passing lanes and backing up is a pain in the butt.

I'm working on an itinerary for my trip out this winter.  Looks like a couple of days in the Cienega Mountains area and maybe Fresno Canyon area.
I do have a couple folks joining us that haven't been to the park, I'm sure they want to do Nowhere too.   I'd do it again.  :)

the narrow part near a ridge/cliff/drop-off is the part I'm not excited to do.

 


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