Glen Springs Loop For Mountain Biking

The 13th most popular mountain bike trail in Texas.

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Near the south rim of the Chisos Mountains of the 800,000 acre Big Bend National Park, the 27 mile Glen Springs Loop follows rutted old wagon roads that are open to mountain biking. It starts at the intersection of Glen Springs Road and Black Gap Road.

Also, make sure to check out the 27 mile Old Ore Road rough through the foothills of Dead Horse Mountain. It can be pretty rough and rocky.

Overall, Glen Springs Loop is the 13th most popular mountain bike trail of all 59 mountain biking rides in Texas. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Glen Springs Loop including Contrabando Trail Loop, Devils River State Park, Kickapoo Cavern State Park, Lajitas Trail System and Fresno-Sauceda Loop.


Local Contact(s):  Big Bend National Park (915) 477-2251; Texas Tourism (800) 888- 8TEX; Desert Sports (432) 371-2727.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Texas" from Christopher Hess

Recommended Map:  "Big Bend National Park" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Oct. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Chisos Basin Campground; Chisos Mountains Lodge (in park) (432) 477-2291

Luxury Loding:  Lajitas Resort, Terlingua (432) 424-5000; Gage Hotel, Marathon (800) 884-4243; Cibolo Creek Ranch, Presidio (915) 229-3737

Breakfast Restaurant:  Chisos Mountains Lodge

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Article Source:   Best Glen Springs Loop Mountain Biking Review

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/2/2016

ID:  11091

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