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Persimmon Gap

Take your time in discovering this northern park gateway which has several roadside exhibits. A few moderate trails lead from this point.

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  • Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

    Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

    This 30 miles scenic road is winding its way up and down the mountains. Stop at the Mule Ears viewpoint and Tuff canyon to admire the nature.

  • Panther Junction Visitor Center

    Panther Junction Visitor Center

    The main visitor center puts the history of geology and natural and cultural history of the park on full display. It is open year-round.

  • Castolon Historic District

    Castolon Historic District

    A small community inhabited by Mexican refugees who were escaping the Mexican Revolution was founded by Cipriano Hernandez in 1901.

  • Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa

    Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa

    Set in a remarkable nature by the Rio Grande, this luxurious resort offers recreational activities such as spa, golfing and much more.

  • Lower Canyons

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    True adventurers should consider going for a 10 day float trip on the Rio Grande River. The trip leads through open desert and deep canyons.

  • Boquillas Canyon

    Boquillas Canyon

    Set out on a 33 miles journey which takes you along the 1,200 ft canyon walls and through some Class II rapids. Reserve 2–4 days.

  • Old Maverick Road

    Old Maverick Road

    A 14-mile improved dirt road traverses the Terlingua Creek badlands and leads to the stunning Santa Elena Canyon.

  • Emory Peak

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    The highest mountain of Chisos range with a peak at 7,825 ft can be accessed by a 9 miles long hike. You might spot bears and mountain lions.

  • Mariscal Canyon

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    The shortest canyon in the park measures 10 miles, but has some Class II-III rapids which will make your ride pretty adventurous.

  • Santa Elena Canyon

    Santa Elena Canyon

    Considered to be the most beautiful in the park, this canyon is ideal for a paddling trip. The cliffs reach up to 1,500 feet.

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