Short Overnight Touring possibilities Big Bend and beyond
Looking for a few possibilities for a couple short overnight loaded touring trips. Looking for a place to park a vehicle, ride 30-50 miles, camp and ride back to the vehicle the next day.
Good roads only, paved. Could be a rail trail/mup also. I'm not used to big hills so the flatter the better. Just don't have 1,000' mountains around where I live. Mostly flat stuff.
I have already come up with a couple ideas, the first being Lajitas to Presidio on FM170 through Big Bend Ranch state Park. Park at Lajitas, camp in Presidio (they have a huge RV park as I remember). They have a campground along FM170 in Big Bend Ranch state Park also if I feel I can't make it the whole way. About a 100 mile round trip.
The other I am thinking about is parking at the Park entrance at Big Bend National Park (Panther Junction) and riding to Rio Grande Village and camping. Then back to Panther Junction. this one would only be about a 45 mile round trip.
I know it can be windy, little shade and no water. I have been to all these areas before, hiking and backpacking.
Can anyone think of any other rides like this in TX between Big Bend and the Dallas/Fort Worth area...we'll be going through this area twice, on the way down and on the way back.