Travelling through Glenn Springs Road in Big Bend NP

Glenn Springs Road is a scenic 4x4 trail located in Brewster County, in the western part of the U.S. state of Texas. The road passes the small town of Glenn Springs, abandoned around 1920.

Glenn Springs Road

Located in the Big Bend National Park, the road is totally unpaved. It’s 25.42km (15.8 miles) long, running from Park Route 12 to River Road E. It’s one of the famous primitive dirt roads in the Big Bend National Park. A sturdy high-clearance vehicle is required. The numerous dry washes along this road may become extremely rough after heavy rains, making four-wheel drive necessary.

The road tops out at 1.063m (3,487ft) above the sea level. This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. This road skirts the eastern slopes of the Chisos mountain, and leads to the Glenn Springs Historic Site. As it descends from Glenn Springs to the River Road, it generally becomes smoother.