Big Bend Ranch State Park: An early morning excursion on the Skyline Drive just outside camp brought a impressive view of grasslands rolling away to the south of Davis Mountain. Hwy-118, through the towns of Fort Davis and Alpine brought us to the near ghost town of Terlingua. A drive through Big Bend Ranch State Park on Hwy 170 brought spectacular views along the Rio Grande. Backtracking through Terlingua, we headed south to Cottonwood Campground in Big Bend NP.
View south from Davis Mountain Rangeland south of Fort Davis on Hwy 118 The town of Alpine began as railroad camp, grew with Sul Ross State University, and continues to benefit from tourism. Modern Terlingua, while small, has a quaint appeal. Tourism supports a small resident population. Prickly Pear in Big Bend Ranch State Park The Rio Grande from Hwy 170, Big Bend Ranch State Park Roadside Bar-B-Que, west of Terlingua on Hwy 170 Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend Ranch State Park: An early morning excursion on the Skyline Drive just outside camp brought a impressive view of grasslands rolling away to the south of Davis Mountain. Hwy-118, through the towns of Fort Davis and Alpine brought us to the near ghost town of Terlingua. A drive through Big Bend Ranch State Park on Hwy 170 brought spectacular views along the Rio Grande. Backtracking through Terlingua, we headed south to Cottonwood Campground in Big Bend NP.
View south from Davis Mountain Rangeland south of Fort Davis on Hwy 118 The town of Alpine began as railroad camp, grew with Sul Ross State University, and continues to benefit from tourism. Tourism supports a small resident population. Modern Terlingua, while small, has a quaint appeal. Prickly Pear in Big Bend Ranch State Park The Rio Grande from Hwy 170, Big Bend Ranch State Park Roadside Bar-B-Que, west of Terlingua on Hwy 170 Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park Contents
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