Lajitas Trail System For Mountain Biking

The 50th most popular mountain bike trail in Texas.

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Near Terlingua and adjacent to Big Bend National Park, the Lajitas Trail System rolls along private land near the Lajitas Resort. There is a 15 mile singletrack loop through desert. There is also plenty doubletrack providing access to another 30 miles of trails.

To reach mountain biking at the Lajitas Trail System trailhead from Terlingua, follow Ranch Road 170 towards Rio Grande for about 3 miles. About halfway to Rio Grande, look for the airport signs on the south side of the road and park here.

Overall, Lajitas Trail System is the 50th most popular mountain bike trail of all 59 mountain biking rides in Texas. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Lajitas Trail System including Glen Springs Loop, Contrabando Trail Loop, Devils River State Park, Kickapoo Cavern State Park and Fresno-Sauceda Loop.

Big Bend Mountain Biking (TX/US)

Big Bend Mountain Biking (TX/US)


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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  29.3237, -103.5864

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/1/2016

ID:  21792


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