Texas Heritage, Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2000 Page: 26
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BY THE WAY...
Near Ruidosa in
the Big Bend
Be prepared for a '\i
dusty, rocky ride to
Chinati Hot Springs.
The drive is 15 miles
- all off road - and
that's after you reach
the small town of
Ruidosa. After crossing
to leave civilization
behind, the truly adventurous Big Bend
visitor will be well rewarded with a relaxing
soak in the 110-degree waters of the
cottonwood-lined springs. The site is
nestled deep in the Chinati and Cuesto
del Burro Mountains, and for many years
Indians, early settlers, and soldiers have
enjoyed this natural wonder that offers
spectacular views of the Big Bend scenery
and the area's interesting geologic formations.
Recently acquired from the estate of
minimalist sculptor Donald Judd, Chinati
Pictured at left is
the Chinati Hot
house, to which
the hot springs
mineral water is
piped. In a nearby
area, guests can get
drinking water or
watch the constant
current of hot
Hot Springs has
been reopened to
the public. The
facilities are by no
but there are a few amenities for the roadweary
traveller, including several rustic cabins
and a bathhouse.
A web site on the Chinati Hot Springs
suggests that only those in high-clearance
vehicles attempt the Pinto Canyon Road
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