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Old 01-10-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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FM 170 Big Bend

Does anyone have current info on travel on FM 170 Persidio Tx. to Terlingua, Tx. Planning a trip late March and would like to take this route into Big Bend NP. Thanks for the info, Jake
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We took that route a couple of years ago and it was fine. Some grades and turns, but OK. Some very nice scenery.
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If I remember correctly, there is at least one place where you may bottom out. I took my former 22' Airstream through without trouble, but I don't know whether I would be happy with a large motor home.

All the good scenery is at the eastern end. The western end is pretty blah.
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road to presido

there is one strech with a 15% grade...many sharp turns and ups and downs.....however i think one could traverse with a 25ft airstream...I was there in November at parked at Lajitas and drove the 170 but did not drag the airstream behind....If coming from Marfa, one would be just as well off to go to alpine and then south.......
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