January 2018: Big Bend Ultra
Held in Big Bend Ranch State Park
Additionally, Compadres del Rancho Grande has two main events every year:
River Clean Up: Second Weekend in November (Friday – Sunday)
Compadres del Rancho Grande and friends remove all species of trash from tributaries, roadways and riverbanks to prevent pollution in the Rio Grande. If the river is up and flowing (100 cubic feet per second or more) we accomplish the mission by raft, canoe or other watercraft. If not, we get creative. Group camping at Madera Canyon campground.
Trail Blazers: Third Weekend in January (Friday – Sunday)
Compadres del Rancho Grande and associated friends of the trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park work on building new trails. In 2012, we completed approximately 3 miles of new trail connecting the Epic Loop by way of the Chimney Rock Cut Off.
For 2014-2015 Compadres are pitching in with the Big Bend Trails Alliance to improve trail infrastructure at the East Contrabando trail head and other locations throughout the park in preparation for upcoming events.
The Trails Alliance Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Bend-Trails-Alliance/227738043986391
For more information about these events and to RSVP, contact Leslie Hopper 432-386-6929 for details. Also, you can follow Big Bend Ranch State Park’s Facebook Page to find out about current and upcoming activities in the park.