HOW TO ¡VIVA TERLINGUA!
So you want to Viva Terlingua? To truly do so is one of those kinds of things that you will either get or you won’t, and that’s okay. It’s not for everybody, but neither is anything good. Luckily for you though, you have found this guide, and we’re here to help you do it right.
Big Bend Ranch State Park
Big Bend Ranch is located adjacent to Big Bend National Park and shares the national park's Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem. However, in one significant aspect the state park is managed very differently from the nearby national park, as the state park encompasses a network of cattle ranches operated according to the principle of the open range. A herd of longhorn cattle is based here, and there is a semi-annual longhorn roundup.
The Big Bend Ranch manages 23 miles (37 km) of frontage along the Rio Grande, and river rafting is popular here. Away from the river, visitors can hike, backpack, go horseback riding or enjoy mountain biking in the Big Bend Ranch's substantial backcountry. The park is open year round and an admission fee is charged.
Madrid Falls, the second highest waterfall in Texas
The Big Bend Ranch is home to Madrid Falls, the second highest waterfall in Texas. The terrain around Madrid Falls makes it difficult to access.