John and Sandy's RV Adventure Journal

Big Bend Natl Pk, TX

We drove up to the Chisos Basin Mountain area today. We are at 1800 feet elevation at the Rio Grande campground and the Chisos Visitor Center is at 5400 fee elevation. So it’s much cooler up here. It’s about 105 down by us and around 85 degrees up here. After going through the info at the visitors center, we took a hike on #18 Chisos Basin Loop Trail which is about 2 miles. It does have 200 feet in elevation gain and is up and down.

When we were finish, so was I. It’s still early and we want to explore the west side of the park. So we headed to Terlingua just outside the park. We ended up in the Terlingua Ghost Town and stopped at the High Sierra Bar and Grill for some cold cocktails and an early dinner.