West Texas Adventure: Backcountry Camping in Big Bend National Park

West Texas Adventure: Backcountry Camping in Big Bend National Park

Day 4 of my West Texas adventure and overlanding trip takes me and my off-road teardrop camper trailer to the backcountry Big Bend National Park. I pass through Terlingua for a few supplies and take a trip down FM170 along the Rio Grande and U.S.-Mexico Border.

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Despite the fact that we were in the spring “busy” season, I was fortunate to snag a backcountry campsite off of Glenn Springs Road. It sits a few miles off the paved highway and is one of 64 backcountry sites in the park. I enjoy a night of quiet before my journey down River Road to the Mariscal Mine the following day.

#overlanding #bigbendnationapark #westtexas

0:00 – Start
0:32 – Terlingua
1:18 – FM 170
2:03 – Backcountry Site
6:27 – Dusk and Dinner
9:28 – Night Drive

Trailer: 2020 Runaway Venturist
Truck: 2020 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium 4×4
Off-grid Power: Jackery 500, Renogy 100W Solar Panel


  1. Fathan Family on February 3, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Hello dear friend greatting from Indonesia
    Thank you for great sharing
    godbless you friend
    full wAtching here

  2. Jonathan Dupuis on February 3, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Love the compass rose on the back of the trailer

  3. G J Journeys on February 3, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    Looks a great camping trailer set up you have. Take care. New followers here from Scotland.

  4. Kyle Current on February 3, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Beautiful out there isn’t it? I went out there in 2018 and fell in love with it so much I bought a few acres and camp a few times a year. Coincidently, I actually found your channel because I just ordered a venturist as well and am planning on figuring a way to work from there remotely a few days a year so I can extend trips. Great info!

  5. Cosmo Weems on February 3, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Nice Thanks! =Cosmo

  6. Hiking With Jackie Boy on February 3, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    Cool video. Big Bend is awesome

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