BACKROADS EXCURSION

BIG BEND TEXAS

April 24-28, 2024

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BACKROADS EXCURSION

BIG BEND TEXAS

April 24-28, 2024

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THE REVEL CLUB and Yellow Dog Van Adventures are going to Big Bend!

Due to the distance between remote campgrounds, this trip is limited to 5 vans.

 

TRIP OVERVIEW

The Big Bend area in west Texas derives its name from its location on the bend of the Rio Grande River, which separates the United States from Mexico.

Big Bend National Park has massive canyons, vast desert, the Chisos mountain range, and the Rio Grande River. At just over 800,000 acres, it’s the fifteenth largest national park, but one of the least visited due to its remote location. Big Bend Ranch State Park is right next door with another 300,000 acres of mountains, canyons, desert and river.
This trip is primarily along unimproved roads in both parks.

While we’ll see the well-known features of the park, like Santa Elena Canyon, we’ll take the backroads and see parts of both parks that most people don’t even know exist and never get a chance to see. We will be airing down for a more comfortable ride and have an air compressor to assist in airing back up. Camping will be all off grid. All dinners and final morning breakfast are included.
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Meet Your Guide

Yellow Dog Van Adventures

MIKE FABER

REVEL OWNER AND EXPERT
DIY Project Scoping and Assistance

An engineer who spent a career in marketing and project management always needed some sort of tinkering outlet. From sailboats, to vintage cars, household projects, and now a 2019 Revel, Mike prefers DIY when it makes sense… and occasionally when it does not. 

DIY is not for everyone, but about anyone can do many of the mods and repairs that our vans benefit from. Mike can assist with developing a plan, work instructions, list of materials, and tool recommendations as well as video call support during your project.

Some sample projects/enhancements: Garage space optimization, Rear box - storage options, mods and installation, RAM track adds and accessories, Silencing rattles, Water system, Interior storage

"Good mix of driving and sightseeing"

"Very helpful!"

"Better than expected!"

Big Bend Backroads Excursion

THE AGENDA

*Itinerary subject to change based on road conditions

Day 1

DAY 1
April 24, 2024

Explore the west side of Big Bend National Park
  • Meet at Panther Junction for quick orientation and introductions
  • Drive down Old Maverick Road
  • Santa Elena Canyon Trail and/or Dorgan House Trail hike
  • Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
  • Drive to campsites on Grapevine Rd
  • Optional Balanced Rock hike – day 1 PM or day 2 AM
  • Glen Springs and River Road drive discussionGroup dinner provided

DAY 2
April 25, 2024

Glenn Springs to River Road
  • Depart Grapevine at 9AM
  • Glen Springs Road
  • River Road East
  • Stop at Mariscal Mine (time and conditions permitting)
  • Camp on River Road or Rio Grande Village
  • Old Ore and Big Bend Ranch State Park discussion
  • Dinner provided
Day 2
Day 3

DAY 3
April 26, 2024

Old Ore Road & over to Big Bend Ranch
  • Depart from Camp for Old Ore at 9AM
  • Old Ore Road to Ernst Tinaja hike
  • Old Ore back to Rio Grande Village
  • Drive over towards Big Bend Ranch State Park and camp
  • BBRSP primitive roads discussion
  • Dinner provided 

DAY 4 & 5
April 27 & 28, 2024

Big Bend Ranch State Park
  • Depart campsite at 9AM
  • Scenic drive along the river – often called “the most scenic drive in Texas”
  • Stop at Closed Canyon and/or Hoodoos Trail
  • Primitive roads into the state park interior to our campground for the evening

    April 28
  • Breakfast from the griddle
  • Hiking/mountain biking/explore the park/head home
Day 4
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Join us April 24-28, 2024

BACKROADS EXCURSION
BIG BEND TEXAS

LIMITED TO ONLY 5 VANS

THE REVEL CLUB MEMBERS

$897

PER VAN

April 24 to April 28, 2024

All dinners and final morning breakfast are included. 
(Price does not include entry fee to parks.)
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NON-MEMBERS

$997

PER VAN

April 24 to April 28, 2024

All dinners and final morning breakfast are included. 
(Price does not include entry fee to parks.)
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