I'm planning a trip from Houston to Phoenix this April. I've got 12 days and I'd like to follow the Mexican border, spend a few days hiking in Big Bend Nat Park + the Guadalupe Mountains then head towards Phoenix either via Las Cruces - Tucson or via Eagar - Show Low.
I'm French (nobody's perfect..) and I've already done a fair amount of road tripping around your fabulous country (nearly 20,000 miles from Seattle to San Diego to Tallahassee to Maine in 2000 and many other road trips along the Rockies from Arizona to Montana since).
My questions regarding this trip:
- any good state parks to camp with a tent (no RVs - quiet and scenic)?
- is the road between Brownsville and Eagle Pass interesting or is it better to go straight from Houston to Eagle Pass and then make my way towards Big Bend?
- To camp/ hike between Las Cruces and Phoenix, would you go Las Cruces - Silver city - Eagar - SHow Low ... or more southerly (Cochise stronghold - coronado national forest,...)?
Thanks a lot for your help.
All the best,