Buena Suerte

About 100 years or so ago, some pretty hardy folks came out to the Big Bend in search of minerals.

What they found was cinnabar - Quicksilver or Mercury in its final form - and lots of it.  So they threw up some shantys and started drilling.  With their success came more mines, a small village, a general store, a school, a church and lots of housing.

All of this located in the most backwater place you can imagine - complete with no electricty, running water or flush toilets.

We're going to take you to this place known as the Good Luck mine.  All of the dreams of fortune have vanished, but what remains is the neatest little ghosttown in Texas.  If you like human history and man's quest for exploration, you'll love this three hour trip.

Trip Details:

Where to Meet: Far Flung Outdoor Center (get directions).  For those staying at the Lajitas Resort, we have pick-up service available at no charge.

Summer Departures:
 Buena Suerte tours for the period May 15 - October 1 depart once a day at 9:00 a.m. from the Far Flung Outdoor Center.

Fall and Winter Departures: Buena Suerte tours for the period October 1 - May 14 depart twice a day (9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) from the Far Flung Outdoor Center.

Trips depart:  Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Return Time/Trip Length (to Far Flung Outdoor Center): 3 hours

Refreshments: Iced water provided by Far Flung.  Guests should bring their own water bottle to be re-filled during the tour.

Difficulty: This is an easy tour suitable for all age groups.  The trip will be conducted on state and private land via primitive roads with some measure of roughness.

Tour Price: $85/person; discounts are available for parties of 9 or more booking at the same time. Children 12 and under receive a $5/child discount.

(Trip price includes does not include Texas Sales Tax at 7.75%, energy surcharge or gratuities)

Deposit and Payment Terms: A non-refundable deposit of $10/person is required at the time of reservation with the balance due 48 hours prior to the trip departure date.

Trip Resources:

  1. Buena Suerte Notes
  2. Buena Suerte Photo Gallery
  3. Where is Far Flung?
  4. Need Lodging?