Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Big Bend Hwy 118 or 385
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Roads and Routes

Open Roads Forum  >  Roads and Routes

 > Big Bend Hwy 118 or 385

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Roy&Lynne

Pacific Northwest

Senior Member

Joined: 02/13/2005

View Profile



Posted: 09/20/19 02:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Im wondering if there is a difference between taking Hwy 385 or Hwy 118 into Big Bend National Park. I'm sort of interested in checking out Terlingua but if 385 is a better road then we won't. Has anyone done both?

* This post was edited 09/20/19 03:56pm by Roy&Lynne *


Our Road Less Traveled

Bumpyroad

Virginia

Senior Member

Joined: 12/01/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/20/19 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

years back I went in on one of them and out the other. only hassle was a road block setup by the border patrol.
bumpy





bob_nestor

murphy

Senior Member

Joined: 05/08/2005

View Profile


Online
Posted: 09/20/19 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I go every year at Christmas, usually via 385 but I've done 118 a couple of times. They're pretty much the same except 118 has a pretty steep grade coming out of Alpine.

Both will take you to Panther Junction inside the Park which is about 35 miles from Study Butte and the turnoff on 170 that goes into Terlinqua. The drive between Trelinua and Persido on 170 is a nice scenic trip.

DougE

New Braunfels, Texas USA

Senior Member

Joined: 12/17/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 09/21/19 10:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Both good roads. Some curves. Some hills. Wouldn't let the road enter into the decision. Both roads have a Border Patrol checkpoint on the northbound lane.


2005 Leisure Sprinter Class B/2015 Honda CTX700

Roy&Lynne

Pacific Northwest

Senior Member

Joined: 02/13/2005

View Profile



Posted: 09/21/19 11:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks all. Guess since we are coming from the west we'll take 118 into the park and 385 out.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Roads and Routes

 > Big Bend Hwy 118 or 385
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Roads and Routes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.