At Chisos Lodge.
Travel to Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. Hike one of the many scenic trails along this drive. The hike will be dependent on the group's ability and interests. Along the way, explore frontier trading post at Castolon, border crossroads.
Picnic lunch in Big Bend National Park.
Hike Santa Elena Canyon Trail. After crossing Terlingua Creek (conditions permitting), the trail ascends on paved steps to a vista, then descends back to the water’s edge, continuing into the canyon until the canyon walls, rising 1,800 feet, meet the water. Difficulty: Moderate; 1.7 miles round trip. Travel to Terlingua Ghostown for a short tour of this fascinating historic cinnabar mining town.
At Starlight Theater, originally built in 1931 as the movie theater for the mining community, and later becoming a site for gatherings under the stars as it remained roofless until the late 80s. After dinner, stay to enjoy live music (when offered), featuring local or visiting artists.
Return to the Chisos Lodge.