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Road Scholar

Program #23329

Big Bend, Guadalupe Mountains, and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks

  • 8 Day Hiking Trip 

  • Lodging, Meals, Transportation, Guided Hikes all Included

  • 3-7 Miles Per Day, with 2 guides setting different paces


Road Scholar is an American not-for-profit organization since 1975 that provides educational travel tours.


Day 1: Fly into El Paso, TX and catch the free shuttle to Hampton Inn & Suites El Paso. Check In, Registration, and Welcome Dinner.

Day2: Fort Davis Historic Site; Hike the Hospital Canyon and Tall Grass Loop Trails.

Dinner and lodging at Longhorn Ranch Motel Terlingua, TX.

Day 3: Big Bend National Park; Hike Santa Elena and Rock Art Trails; Lunch at Historic Castolon Calvary Outpost then enjoy the Terlingua Ghost Town Tour.

Dinner at Starlight Theater and lodging at Longhorn Ranch Motel Terlingua, TX.

Day 4: Big Bend National Park; In the Chisos Mountains hike Lost Mine Trail. Explore the park visitor center, followed by dinner and stargazing.

Lodging at Longhorn Ranch Motel Terlingua, TX.

Day 5: Big Bend National Park; Hike Boquillas Canyon Trails; cross the border to Boquillas, Mexico and have lunch; visit the Chisos Mountains for dinner and sunset.

Lodging at Longhorn Ranch Motel Terlingua, TX.

Day 6: Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Carlsbad Caverns National Park; Explore Frijole Ranch Historic Site. Hike the natural entrance and big room trails at Carlsbad Caverns. Dinner is at the Trinity and lodging at Hampton Inn Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Day 7: Guadalupe Mountains National Park; Hike McKittrick Canyon Trail to the historic Pratt Cabin. Then hike the Pinery Butterfield Stage Coach Ruins Trail. Farewell dinner at Los Banditos de Carlos and Mickey's.

Lodging at Hampton Inn & Suites El Paso, TX.

Day 8: "Miss You Already" breakfast and safe travels home.  Program Concludes at El Paso, TX. 


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