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Located along Basin Road, mile 5 and within the Chisos Mountains, the Lost Mine Trail is a mountain trail. Lost Mine climbs 1,100 ft in elevation and as such provides some excellent views of the National Park. With it's accompanying trail guide (available at the trailhead), this is an excellent introduction to the plants and animals of the Chisos Mountains.

Please Note: The dry desert air quickly uses up the body's water reserves. We recommend that you carry a minimum of one gallon of water per person per day in the summer, slightly less in the winter. For half-day hikes, carry at least 2 quarts per person.

Springs and tinajas (depressions in rock where water collects) are unreliable and may be unsafe to drink. Springs are rare in the desert and wildlife depend on them. Please carry enough water to supply your own needs

Due to the complex topography and vague trails, detailed 7.5 minute topographic maps and a compass are necessary for most hikes.

On a final note, the weather in Big Bend, hot or cold, injures and kills more hikers than any other factor. Come well prepared because weather changes can be dramatic and unexpected.

Directions: From Basin Road, TX, Travel until the mile marker 5

Elevation: 5,600 feet

Ending Elevation: 6,850 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet

Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

 
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Big Bend National Park, Texas


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