BACKROADS EXCURSION

BIG BEND

Session 1 – April 23 to 26, 2023
Session 2 – April 27 to 30, 2023

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BACKROADS 
EXCURSION

BIG BEND

Session 1
April 23 to 26


Session 2

April 27 to 30
 

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

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Due to the distance between remote campgrounds, this trip is limited to three vans per session. You must be a member of THE REVEL CLUB to attend.

TRIP OVERVIEW

This trip is primarily along unimproved roads. Ability to air up/air down, familiarity of 4wd operation, off-grid camping, and basic vehicle recovery is assumed. All dinners and final morning breakfast are included. 

Big Bend Backroads Excursion

THE AGENDA

*Itinerary subject to change based on road conditions

DAY 1: 

Meet in Terlingua/Old Maverick to Cottonwood

  • Meet in Terlingua at 10am
  • Get radios, air down and head into the park
  • Drive down Old Maverick Road
  • Santa Elena Canyon overlook
  • Cottonwood Campground (no hook-ups) for the afternoon and evening
    • Santa Elena Canyon Trail hike
    • West River Road for MTB or trail drive (optional)
    • Glen Spring and River Road drive discussion
    • Group dinner provided

DAY 2: 

Scenic Drive and Glenn Springs to River Road

  • Depart Cottonwood at 9AM 
  • Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
    • Mule Ears Overlook 
  • Glen Springs Road
    • Lunch stop after Black Gap turn-off
  • River Road East
  • Camp on River Road (primitive)
    • Hot Springs depending on timing
    • Old Ore and Grapevine Hills discussion
    • Dinner provided 
     

DAY 3: 

Old Ore Road & Grapevine Hills

  • Depart from Camp for Old Ore at 9AM
  • Old Ore Road to Ernst Tinaja hike
  • Old Ore back to Rio Grande Village
    • Fuel if needed, garbage, and wastewater dump
  • Grapevine Hills Road to camp (primitive)
    • Balanced Rock hike discussion 
    • Dinner provided

DAY 4: 

Breakfast and Balanced Rock Hike

  • Breakfast from the griddle at 9am
  • Short drive to the trailhead for the hike to Balanced Rock. The hike is about 2 miles round trip and the last quarter mile to the rock is a bit challenging with some rock scrambles and tall shelves
  • Then you’re on your own if you want to explore Chisos Basin nearby or other parts of the park, check out the state park down the road, or get a start back home.

Big Bend Backroads Excursion

Meet Your Instructor

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!"

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Big Bend Backroads Excursion

2 Sessions Available

Only Few Spots Available. Reserve Your Spot Today!
You must be a member of The Revel Club to attend.

SESSION 1

$695

PER VAN

April 23 to April 26, 2023

$300 deposit required to hold your spot. Balance due March 25.

All dinners and final morning breakfast are included. 

(Price does not include entry fee to parks.)

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SESSION 2

$695

PER VAN

April 27 to April 30, 2023

$300 deposit required to hold your spot. Balance due March 25.

All dinners and final morning breakfast are included. 

(Price does not include entry fee to parks.)

RESERVE MY SPOT NOW!

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