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Drive Through the Flats

A scenic drive on a dirt road that was navigable in a passenger auto. The views are nice and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greenville, South Carolina
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Suckered again!

We passed this road coming into the park on the Persimmon Gap road. It's about 10 miles from... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Westville, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A scenic drive on a dirt road that was navigable in a passenger auto. The views are nice and the landscape is wide open for your viewing pleasure.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RobertSofSC
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We passed this road coming into the park on the Persimmon Gap road. It's about 10 miles from Panther Junction. This is a supposedly "improved dirt road" that even passenger cars can take without any worries. Be worried! It's 7 miles out according to the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We got conflicting info on the condition of the road from two Park Rangers at Big Bend National Park, and decided to go with one who said the road is easily manageable with a compact car. It turned out to be otherwise as our car...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

If you want to kill 90 minutes and your car for 15 miles worth of cacti, go for it. You can see a pretty impressive stretch of them 10 minutes past on the highway. If you have a 4 wheeler or off road vehicle you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank CatE159
Reviewed May 3, 2017

flats This is an auto self guided tour of about 14 miles in Big Bend National Park. The road is gravel and it is a bit rough in places, but with care a regular sedan car can make it. Perhaps not recommended for very large...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice long ride through the desert that ends in a forest of giant Dagger Yuccas. The road is fairly rough with a few tricky spots. Take your time and pick your path through these areas and you should be OK. Again, this...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank OtPot
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Really just let the car pull on its own. If you entered the park from Marathon, then this is a good introduction to the areas flora and geology. It is important to drive slowly, as they say: "stop and smell the roses"

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Arturo M
Reviewed February 23, 2015

This trail, a rutted and bumpy dirt road about 7 miles long (I think), takes you into the desert at a necessarily slow speed. Roll your windows down, look at the geology and the plants, read the brochure ($1.00 at the entrance to the trail)...More

Date of experience: February 2015
6  Thank Porcophile
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Dagger Flats is known for the giant dagger yucca forest at the end of the 5 mile dirt road, which is easily passable except after a rain. Even with the severe drought, enough of these wonders have survived to make the trip worth it. While...More

Date of experience: January 2013
9  Thank TXRVer09
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