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Texas State #118 Highway Guide

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Junction Highways #67 & #90. - Photo # 118 highway sign
East to Del Rio, Texas. West to El Paso, Texas. State Highway #118 is called the Texas Mountain Trail, and is part of the All-American Roads and National Scenic Byways program.
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City of Alpine, Texas - Photo Alpine welcome highway sign
Population 5786. Elevation 4481.
0.3
0.5
Photo - Texas Mountain Trail Highway Sign
Services at highway.
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0.9
South Boundary of City of Alpine.
Alpine Texas attractions: Museum of the Big Bend, Historic Downtown, Alpine's historic buildings date back to the late 1800's and early 1900'. Other attractions - Woodward Agate Ranch, Sul Ross State University. Kokernot Field and Park, picnic facilities.
1.6
2.6
Roadside turnout.
West side of highway - Paved, no services.
2.6
4.2
Roadside turnout.
West side of highway - Garbage stand.
5.1
8.2
View from highway.

5.1
8.2
View from highway.

6.6
10.6
Access to RV Park.
East side of highway.
9.6
15.5
Mile High Road.
East side of highway.
11.4
18.4
Point of interest.
East of highway - Mount Ord, Texas. Elevation 6814 ft.
12.3
19.8
View from highway.

12.9
20.7
Roadside turnout.
West side of highway - Paved, garbage stand.
13.7
22.0
Cathedral Road.

13.7
22.0
Point of interest. Photo - View from highway looking at the Cathedral Mountains, Texas
West of highway - Cathedral Mountains, Texas. Elevation 6800 ft.
13.9
22.3
Border Patrol Inspection Station.
For Northbound traffic. East side of highway.
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27.4
Roadside turnout.
East side of highway - Paved, picnic tables, no toilets.
17.9
28.8
Roadside turnout.
West side of highway - Paved, no services.
20.0
32.2
Point of interest.
West of highway - Cienega Mountains, Cathedral Mountains. Elevation 6580 ft.
25.0
40.2
Roadside turnout.
Picnic area, no toilets.
26.1
42.0
Access to Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
East of highway. Camping: Camping is permitted within the designated primitive camping only.
33.7
54.2
Roadside turnout.
Both sides of highway - Garbage stand.
58.9
94.8
Point of interest.
West of highway - Agua Fria Mountains, Texas. Elevation 4779 ft.
60.7
97.7
View from highway.
Agua Fria Mountains.
64.3
103.4
Access to Lodging.
West side of highway.
68.2
109.8
View from highway.

71.2
114.5
Access to Lodging.
East side of highway.
72.9
117.3
View from highway.

73.8
118.8
View from highway.

73.9
118.9
View from highway.

75.9
122.1
View from highway.

76.1
122.5
Community of Study Bute.
Looking towards community of Study Bute.
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123.2
Junction Highway #170.
Services at highway. West to communities of Terlingua, Texas, Redford, Texas, Presidia, Texas. West to Big Bend Ranch State Park Campground. Camping areas are located at Colorado Canyon, Madera (Monilla) Canyon, and at Grassy Banks River. Self-composting toilets are at Grassy Banks, Colorado Canyon, and Madera Canyon; no other facilities, but electrical hookups, water, and dump stations are available. Motor homes and large recreational vehicles may not be allowed to use the backcountry park areas. The Sauceda Headquarters' Visitor's Center has showers and restroom facilities.
77.7
125.0
Point of interest.
Crossing Rough Run Creek.
77.9
125.3
Access to RV Park.
East side of highway - Services at highway.
79.4
127.8
Big Bend National Park. Texas
Big Bend National Park, is one of the largest and least visited of America's national parks. Over 801,000 acres. Camping, Campgrounds: Chisos Basin Campground has 63 campsites, picnic tables, grills, running water, and flush toilets. NO HOOK-UPS. Cottonwood Campground, 31 campsites, water, pit toilets, grills, picnic tables. No Hook-ups/dump station available. GENERATORS NOT ALLOWED. Altitude 1,900'. Rio Grande Village Campground is a 100-site campground with some overhead shelters, running water, picnic tables, flush toilets, grills, and a nearby dump station. Hookups not available. Elevation 1,850'. Rio Grande Village RV Park has 25 sites. This is the ONLY campground in the park that provides hookups. Boating, fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting: The Rio Grande, or El Rio Bravo del Norte, borders Big Bend National Park for 118 miles. A 1978 Act created the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River and charged the National Park Service to care for an additional 127 miles downstream from the park.
79.4
127.8
View from highway.

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129.5
Roadside turnout.
South side of highway - Lookout point, information sign.
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131.9
Roadside turnout.
East side of highway - Information sign.
82.0
131.9
View from highway.

86.7
139.5
Roadside turnout.
East side of highway - Viewpoint, paved.
87.2
140.4
View from highway.

88.4
142.3
Access to Cottonwood Campground - Big Bend National Park
South side of highway.
89.0
143.2
View from highway.

90.7
145.9
View from highway.

91.4
147.1
Cotton Spring Road.
North side of highway.
92.8
149.3
View from highway.

94.6
152.3
Roadside turnout.
Paved, information sign.
94.9
152.8
Paint Gap Road.
North side of highway.
97.6
157.0
Grapevine Hill Road.
North side of highway.
97.8
157.4
Access to Chisos Tombasin Campground - Big Bend National Park
South of highway.
98.2
158.0
Roadside turnout.
South side of highway - Paved, no services.
98.6
158.6
Roadside turnout.
North side of highway - Paved.
100.8
162.2
Panther Junction.
Services at highway.
101.0
162.6
Big Bend National Park Information Center.
South side of highway.
101.1
162.7
Junction Highway #385.
South 20 miles to Rio Grande Village, Texas.
101.2
162.8
Start / Finish of Travel Guide.
For continuation of Highway 118 via Highway 385, please see Milebymile.com - Texas Highway #385 - Big Bend National Park to City of Marathon, Texas.