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Wed, Dec 27

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Big Bend National Park

TEXAS | 2023 Bronco Drive

Big Bend National Park

TEXAS | 2023 Bronco Drive
TEXAS | 2023 Bronco Drive

Time & Location

Dec 27, 2023, 12:00 AM CST – Dec 30, 2023, 12:00 AM CST

Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park, TX, USA

About the event

Mark your calendar for December 27th - 30th, 2023 to explore Big Bend National Park with other Broncos. 

The plan is to: 

1) Use the Chisos Basin campground as basecamp. 

2) Explore remote sections of Big Bend National Park. 

3) Meet up at the Chisos Mountains Lodge for dinner. (Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, lodging and meals.) 

Chisos Basin Campground 

Several campsites have parking for two vehicles. Group campsites are also available. Fuel is available near the Panther Junction Visitors Center, and the Rio Grande Village Campground. 

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/basin_campground.htm 

https://www.nps.gov/places/chisos-lodge.htm 

Arrival: December 27th 

Big Bend is remote. Arrival times will vary, so nothing is planned for this day. Upon arrival, you will need to get a park permit for the duration of your stay. (If you arrive after hours, you can get one the next morning.) After you setup your campsite, walk around the campground and meet other Bronco owners as they arrive and get settled. 

Trail Day 1: December 28th 

• Meet in the parking area behind the Chisos Mountain Lodge

• Brief driver meeting

• Head to Santa Elena Canyon. You will want to get out and take pictures. 

• Drive the river road toward the hot springs. Some drivers may want to soak in the hot springs. 

• Meet at the Chisos Mountain Lodge for dinner.

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/secyn.htm 

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/river-road.htm 

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/soakinthesprings.htm 

Trail Day 2: December 29th 

• Meet in the parking area behind the Chisos Mountain Lodge

• Brief driver meeting. • Drive to the Grapevine Hills Trail for those who want a short hike to see the balanced rock. 

• Drive to the Old Ore Road toward the Rio Grande Overlook and the Boquillas Canyon Overlook. 

• Meet at the Chisos Mountain Lodge for dinner.  

https://www.nps.gov/places/balanced-rock-trail.htm 

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/old-ore-road.htm 

https://www.nps.gov/places/rio-grande-overlook.htm 

https://www.nps.gov/places/boquillas-overlook.htm 

Departure: December 30th

For more information, check out the Facebook Event Page: https://fb.me/e/2abS251ZZ

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