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Old Government Road

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A great trail with incredible geology and history. A part of several of the best local rides.


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6.9

Miles

11.1

KM

Singletrack

3,447' 1,051 m

High

2,773' 845 m

Low

723' 220 m

Up

143' 44 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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Description

This is one of the finest trails in the Big Bend. It took many scouting trips to put together the old historic route that was built in the 1910's by the U.S. Army to help protect the border during the Mexican Revolution.

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Jeff Renfrow

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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Flatirons of the Solitario
Apr 18, 2013 near Lajitas, TX
Big Bend Ranch State Park
Nov 18, 2013 near Lajitas, TX
Riding through a dry rocky creek bed on the Old Government Road - the variety of terrain here is a real blast!
Dec 29, 2015 near Lajitas, TX

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Feb 11, 2020
Darren Webber
Dec 20, 2015
Vincent Edwards
Connected to the Dome Loop and Fresno Trail for a nice long afternoon ride. 1 Flat tire required patching. 22mi