By GARY WARREN
Formerly of Los Alamos
El Camino del Rio (The River Road) is a 66 mile stretch of Texas Highway 170 between Presidio, Texas and Big Bend National Park.
The scenic drive follows the border between the United States and Mexico and much of the road hugs the Rio Grande River.
Most of the drive travels through rugged desert mountains with many stops and pull offs for viewing the scenery. Also, several miles of the highway are a part of Big Bend Ranch State Park.
This is a drive that I have never taken on trips to Big Bend National Park but one that I will make again when in the area. We drove the road on a sunny and cool winter day in January but I would not want to be there in the summer as temperatures often climb well over 100 degrees.
Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the ‘Posts from the Road’ series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post.