We made a day trip out of our time at Big Bend National Park. We left the Roadrunner at the RV park in Alpine, drove in a counter clockwise direction through Study Butte/Terlinqua (stopped for gas), then to Santa Elena Canyon, Panther Junction and down to Boquillas Canyon, back to Panther Junction, to Marathon and back to Alpine.
So we started out and saw the spectacular high desert and mountains south of Alpine.
The economy has severely affected the nearby town. The folks live in a village of about 20-30 people but a couple of years ago the village had about 200.
After that, we drove back up to Panther Junction, then on to Marathon and Alpine to complete our driving tour of Big Bend. It was a long day of driving but with our limited time here, we wanted to see as much as we could. We are glad we came and got to see it. It was worth the trip.
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