Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Big Bend Ranch

Came across this official Texas Parks and Wildlife video of the new mountain bike trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park.

I rode a few days in this place when I wrote Mountain Biking Texas, for FalconGuides, way back when. There were no trail markers, mostly rough doubletrack, and so much potential for getting lost that it was more route-finding and adventure-seeking than mountain biking. But it was always a great day out.

Hopefully this will get people coming to visit and ride. It's out in the middle of nowhere, a resource that doesn't get much use--good things if you're looking for adventure in the desert.

1 comment:

Headcase said...

It's weird, in the video toward the end a guy says that he thinks that within the next 3 to 5 years, Big Bend Ranch State Park will become the mountain biking mecca of Texas and possibly the whole southwest. Whenever I've been to Big Bend State Ranch, I always got the feeling that the rangers wanted as few people as possible exploring the parks trails.