Ernst Basin Complex Overview

Ernst Valley, Texas 79834

Ernst Basin Complex Overview

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Begin hiking by following the ruts of a closed road to the top of Cuesta Carlota, near Ernst Tinaja. As you walk, imagine a team of mules struggling to pull a wagon up the slope or picture yourself driving up it in a Model T. The highest point of the cuesta, or ridge, is a great destination for a picnic. The views are worth the short climb, even if you do not continue hiking into Ernst Basin."

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Trail Information

Ernst Valley
Nearby City
5.5
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2.5-3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Big Bend National Park
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Dec 2018