Old Ore Road

In the early 1900's ore was mined in Mexico and transported by overhead cable cars into the United States for processing.  Try doing that today!

There are now only remnants of the terminals and cables, but this north south route on the east side of Big Bend National Park remains one of the most interesting backroad adventures in the Southwest.

Here are the details:

Depart - 8:00 a.m. from Far Flung Outdoor Center

Returns - around 5:00 p.m. to the Far Flung Outdoor Center

Type of Vehicle - Due the ruggedness of the terrain, we will be using a Hummer or Suburban to navigate this trail.  All trips are guided by a Far Flung naturalist who is intimately familiar with the Big Bend area.

Is Lunch Provided?  Yes.  Far Flung will provide a nice field lunch complete with a make your own sandwich bar, chips, homemade salsa, condiments, cookies and iced tea/lemonade.  We can accommodate vegetarian requests with advance notice.

Price: $199/person, energy surcharge and taxes not included.  If our service exceeded your expectations, please feel free to tip your Far Flung guide.

Where Does the Tour Go?  We will start our Old Ore adventure at its northern terminus at Dagger Flats.  We'll travel south throughout the day making stops along the way to discuss the plant life, geology and the human history of the Big Bend.  Old Ore ends 28 miles later on the main road near Rio Grand Village.

What Do I Need to Bring?  Hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and shoes to walk in, sunglasses, camera and water bottle.  In the cooler months, bring a light jacket or fleece.

Any Thing Else I Need to Know?  We recommend this trip to visitors who have been to the Big Bend before and understand the vast and rugged nature of the area.  First time visitors to the area may find this tour to be a little too long of a day.

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.

Questions?   Call us a 432-371-2633 or email us at info@ffoc.net



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