Saturday, February 27, 2010
Ernst Tinaja Trail in Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park. Here's what the Big Bend National Park website says about this backcountry trail:
1.4 miles roundtrip
A short walk up a sandy wash leads to a canyon of highly-convoluted rock layers. The large natural tinaja holds water all year long. Be careful near the tinaja's edge. Over the years deer, javelina, and even mountain lions have been found drowned in this tinaja. The trailhead is located off the Old Ore Road, 5 miles from the southern end near Rio Grande Village. High clearance vehicles are necessary to reach this enjoyable trail. A primitive campsite is located near the trailhead.
If you want a short hike off the beaten path...this is a great one!