Once you get off the trail, you may want to try the hot springs
. Guide books can tell you how to drive there.
However, if you drive a little further on down the road on the
way to Boquillas Canyon , you'll see an exhibit on the side of
the road which tells the story of the Old Ore Terminal. The exhibit
invites you to cross the road and hike up the little hill to where
the first tower on the US side stood.
This shot is from where that first tower stood, looking in the direction of
the Old Ore Terminal. If we assume the cable fell straight down,
then it should be pointing directly towards the terminal. Here,
you can see it points over that hill in the distance, which I guess
is the south side of the canyon.
Look how lush it looks at a distance. When I stood at this first
tower and looked towards the terminal, I think I got a glimpse
of what those guys where thinking when they said, “Yeah, we can
do this.” From here, with these great distances, in February, the
terrain seems almost gentle, the vegitation, almost lush. Standing
here, it doesn't seem so daunting. So maybe, they got in over the
heads, but had the guts to stick with the project. Hopefully more
research can give us these answers….and more.