Big Bend Ranch State Park

La Monilla

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Looking toward the Solitario.

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Eastward view.

The dark green color of the guayacan, sharp howl of the coyote and bright colors of the Scott Oriole in flight surround the La Monilla Campsite, which is located on mostly level ground in a pleasantly open area. On a non-hazy day, excellent views of the Solitario and the Chisos Mountains remind you that you’re still in the high desert mountains. Traditionally a site for gathering and holding livestock, the remnants of nearby catch pens and watering sources tell the story of the many years of livestock production in the Big Bend area.

GPS Coordinates (NAD83):

  • UTM13 Easting:  605191.1684
    UTM Northing:  3250693.2403
  • Longitude DD -103.91604192
    Latitude DD 29.38106021
  • Longitude DMS -103 54 57.7509
    Latitude DMS 29 22 51.8168

Access: Four-wheel drive high clearance natural surface road.

Getting there (all distances and travel times are approximate):

  • Located in the Javelin Backcountry Zone at an elevation of 4159 feet.

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