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Study Butte Chisos Mining co. motel Monday and Tuesday night.
Hi guys, I'm new to the board. My friend Peach told me about it. I was at Big Bend for the first time last Thanksgiving 07 with my daughters. We had a great time, it snowed the second day there. It was awesome. I am going back by myself next week. This is my plan for the trip. I was wondering if you guys can give me your opinion. I live in San Antonio. I will be staying at Study Butte Chisos Mining co. motel Monday and Tuesday night. Tuesday morning I plan to go into the park and hike up Lost mine trail, then after lunch hike up the Window trail. Wednesday morning I plan to hike up to the South Rim area and camp there for the night. Then Thursday morning start back down and hike up Emory peak trail on the way. Stay in my tent at the Basin camp site. Friday do a scenic drive to Rio Grande village then drive the River road to Santa Elena canyon, and then out toward home from there. I know that is a lot of stuff. I am trying to get as much as I can in a few days. Is the hike to the south rim and back do-able in two days? Any ideas where to stay over night? Is the river road a good idea? Is it safe? I will be in a full size truck, not 4x4. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
Only thing, QuoteStudy Butte Chisos Mining co. motel Monday and Tuesday night. good thing you will be there for two nights, when I called last week for one night, I was told they had a two night min. Wrong answer. Parting contestant prizes are at the door. The lodging at the Basin was "comparable" in price to that of the Big Bend Motor Inn and BTW - the food at the Basin was OUTSTANDING - serious. Major improvement from years past. The menu has been enhanced/enlarged and the steak I had was really good.
Another good drive is the Old Ore Road which is easily do-able in your 2WD truck.
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