Big Bend And Beyond 2017-05-09T12:28:48+00:00

Staying at Ten Bits Ranch gives you full access to the splendour of this beautiful area.

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The Ten Bits Ranch is located only 20 minutes north of Big Bend National Park west entrance.  Also within easy driving distance are Big Bend Ranch State Park, the annual Terlingua Chili Cook-Off,  (held in November) and the historic Terlingua Ghost Town along with conveniences such as fuel, groceries, banking and postal facilities in Study Butte.  Other regional attractions include the town of Alpine and Sol Ross State University, McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis historic site, and the Marfa Mystery Lights.  All are within 1.5 hours from the Ranch.  The nearest official U.S./Mexico border crossing – at the town of Presidio – is only an hour’s drive away along State Highway 170, considered to be the most scenic route in Texas.  The smallest and most interesting border crossing at Boquillas just inside the state park.

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is in southwest Texas and includes the entire Chisos mountain range and a large swath of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive leads to the ruins of Sam Nail Ranch, now home to desert wildlife. The Santa Elena Canyon, carved by the Rio Grande, features steep limestone cliffs. Langford Hot Springs, near the Mexican border, has pictographs and the foundations of an old bathhouse.


Once an abandoned mining village, the Ghostown is now the center of a charming desert community. 
Stay in Terlingua Ghostown and you’re only twelve miles from the entrance to the magnificent Big Bend National Park, and only six miles to Big Bend Ranch State Park, the largest park in Texas.