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River Road

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Offline ogfergie

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River Road
« on: October 15, 2009, 07:29:05 AM »
I am curious about River Road from Terlingua to Presidio, is it passable? I heard the road was not repaired after heavy flooding. My husband and I will be driving to Big Bend Park and we enjoy riding out on the scenic River Road.
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Re: River Road
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 11:35:33 AM »
I haven't heard anything about FM170 not being repaired. Nothing shows up on so I'd imagine it's fine.


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Re: River Road
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 12:04:34 PM »
When we were there in March there was a detour of a few miles that took us on some very passable dirt roads that I believe were in BBRSP.  Other than that the road was fine.  I don't know how bad FM 170 was damaged, but I presumed it would have been repaired by now.

El Patio in Presidio is a favorite restaraunt of my wife and me.  We've eaten there five or six times and it's been great on each occasion.


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Re: River Road
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 02:00:43 PM »
We rode the River Road from Presidio to Study Butte last Saturday.  It's all fixed though there are several places where there was dirt/silt that has washed over the road.

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Re: River Road
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 03:51:06 PM »
Will second El Patio, could not think of name earlier.
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