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Pretty much nothing but dirt roads and no legal crossing until Presidio. US 90 is the most direct route.
I drove to Saltillo from Laredo about 15-years ago and that was quite an adventure back then. Here is a route to Presidio from Del Rio via Mexico. That looks REALLY adventurous. I would love to go to Chihuahua city some day, having read about the wagon road, i.e. the Old Chihuahua Trail, from San Antonio westward. BTW that US 90 route starts to look pretty short now doesn't it?
Convenient? No. Interesting? Heck yes. Think you have to go through Muzquiz and on to Presidio these days, but ca. 1988 several of us drove from Del Rio through Muzquiz and then up to the river at Boquillas. We stopped at Rancho de los Pilares, on the west slope of the Maderas, then drove up into the mountains via a road past the "Secadero" south of La Noria, and topped out in the highest parts of the Maderas. Was one of the more memorable trips of a lifetime.After coming down from the Maderas we drove on up to Boquillas and hired a guide to get us through the maze of gullied-out hills to San Vicente. Thought it was a waste of money, hiring the guide, but proved to be a very wise move. At the time a group of horsemen known by park law enforcement folks as the "San Vicente Posse" would lasso the bumper of your car from horseback and pull it across the river into Texas, and you were on your way.Those of you who see Big Bend today are seeing a very different, lesser place from what it was before the (insert curse word here) government shut down the border.
Those of you who see Big Bend today are seeing a very different, lesser place from what it was
before the (insert curse word here) government shut down the border.
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