Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

Ernst Tinaja Trail

Latitude, Longitude: 29.257386, -103.009830

A short walk up a sandy wash leads to a canyon of highly-convoluted rock layers. The large natural tinaja holds water all year long. Be careful near the tinaja's edge. Over the years deer, javelina, and even mountain lions have been found drowned in this tinaja.High clearance vehicles are necessary to reach this enjoyable trail. A primitive campsite is located near the trailhead.

Directions

The trailhead is located off the Old Ore Road, 5 miles from the southern end near Rio Grande Village.