Rosillos Peak

Marathon, Texas

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A very strenuous cross-country day hike to the top of the Rosillos Mountains. The hike to the summit of Rosillos Peak should be attempted only by fit, experienced hikers in the cooler part of the year. At least one member of the party must be good at route-finding. There is no trail; the route follows rocky canyon bottoms and steep, cactus-covered slopes. Heavy boots, long pants, the USGS quads, a compass, and lots of water are necessities for this hike. The "Trails Illustrated" map is not adequate and in fact contains some errors in the Rosillos Mountains. Special Attractions: Views, solitude.
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by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)

A very strenuous cross-country day hike to the top of the Rosillos Mountains. The hike to the summit of Rosillos Peak should be attempted only by fit, experienced hikers in the cooler part of the year. At least one member of the party must be good at route-finding.

There is no trail; the route follows rocky canyon bottoms and steep, cactus-covered slopes. Heavy boots, long pants, the USGS quads, a compass, and lots of water are necessities for this hike. The "Trails Illustrated" map is not adequate and in fact contains some errors in the Rosillos Mountains.

Special Attractions: Views, solitude.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marathon
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 2,406 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: October through March
Local Contacts: Big Bend National Park 915-477-2251
Local Maps: Big Bend National Park topo map, Big Bend National Park "Trails Illustrated" topo map. Twin Peaks and Bone Spring USGS.
Driving Directions: Directions to Rosillos Peak

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