Yesterday we took a bike ride down the paved portion of Pinto Canyon road (FM 2810) heading southwest out of Marfa. This scenic road takes you by buildings from the site of Fort D.A. Russell and just a bit further to the east on the Fort's property, the Chinati Foundation. This road was also the route of the Marfa 100 bike ride, a September ride to benefit Livestrong and Marfa Public Radio.
The road cuts through private ranch land and beautiful vistas. In fact, this area was filmed for some recent Hollywood productions, including No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood. Local folks ask you to enjoy the views from the road itself; please do not cross fencelines or tresspass into private property. Further south on this road, the pavement ends, and it becomes a wild and wooly 4x4 drive for the most adventurous motorists.
For more information on cycling in the Texas Mountain Trail region, visit our cycling page: www.texasmountaintrail.com/bike