Rancho de los Arboles Muertos
8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents160 acres · TXWith 160 acres located just off Highway 118, two miles north of Study Butte-Terlingua, 7 miles from Terlingua Ghost Town, 7 miles from Big Bend National Park and 16 miles from Big Bend Ranch State Park, Arboles Muertos is a perfect place to set up a home base for all the many activities in the area. We're located directly across the highway from Willow Mountain, with 800 foot sheer faces and rising over 1000 feet above the highway, making it one of the most prominent features in the area next to the Chisos of Big Bend. The property is covered in Ocotillo, hidden arroyos, tall bentonite dunes, volcanic ridges, dry creeks and the occasional fossil. Trail runners can easily create 5 mile loop over ridges and in arroyos without leaving the property.
Rancho de los Arboles Muertos gets its name from the 25 foot tall Eastern Red Cedar trees that are being salvaged from land clearing operations near Austin and "planted" around the property. It's an ongoing process, with over 40 trees still waiting to be transported to the site. For the burners out there, the place will have an unmistakable deep playa vibe once all trees have made it home )'(
The property is surrounded on 3 sides by tall hills, sheltering it from some of the high winds the area is known for, and the nearest dwelling is over a mile away and not visible from most of the sites, giving it an almost backcountry feel, yet only 2 miles from town. Campers can reserve individual or group drive in sites with primitive fire pits and level tent areas, or choose our most unique option, The Pit(Bishop, CA has a piece of my heart). These 15 sites are a 1-3 minute walk from the parking area and are first come, first camp. This area is spread out over several acres, with fire pits and leveled tent spaces. A cart is available for gear.
Socialized dogs are allowed on leash, but we do have a high coyote population in the area, as well as other dangers to pets.
Large groups are welcome. Please let us know before booking and we will try to reserve an entire space for the privacy of your group.
We are a completely off-grid property, so remember to bring water! We have a pit toilet on site--new and unused as of March 11, 2022.
In the event of heavy rain, the roads could become impassible for a few hours to a couple days. If we see a major storm in the forecast, we will contact you directly to discuss options. The rainy season is late summer, however, and we are not taking bookings during that time, so this should not be an issue.
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