Sam Nail Ranch
A rusting windmill and a few ruined walls are all that remain of the original Sam Nail homestead. Much of the Sam Nail ranch land was eventually incorporated into Big Bend National Park.
At Sotol Vista, you can look south past the Chisos Mountains. The mouth of the Santa Elena Canyon is visible in the distance.
The Chisos Mountain Range is contained entirely within Big Bend National Park
Santa Elena Canyon
Santa Elena Canyon is a popular river trip, with walls up to 1500 feet high.