Before departing the Big Bend area, we took a drive through the nearby state park. Our earlier visits to the national park produced a lot of photos. The national park will be covered in a future blog post. Like the national park, the state park is vast, covering hundreds of thousands of acres of mountains and desert. LIkewise most of the roads in the park are gravel. One of the few paved roads is a 60 mile stretch which transits the southern edge along the Rio Grand River. This road has been termed by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful roads in the country. There are a lot of other picturesque drives in the country. However, the views did not disappoint.
The photo below is the view to the west of the Colorado Canyon
While stopped we noticed these mountain goats.
Below is an unmagnified picture of the same mountain slope.
The town of Presidio has this rather elaborate welcome sign for a town of 5000 population.
Here is the east view from the Colorado canyon pass.