Lajitas, TX: Blackjacks Crossing + A Bit of Big Bend

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

Black Jack's Crossing

21701 FM 170 Lajitas, Texas 79852

A round at Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort was one of the most expensive I've ever paid for, but it was worth every penny. In fact, we've been there twice now.

The first trip was in February. It was a cooler day and the grass was mostly dormant. Despite the dullness of the grass, the course was still incredibly beautiful.

Black Jack's Crossing Golf Course in February

Every hole on this course is scenic - like EVERY hole. When we revisited this July, we were amazed at the condition of the course compared to what we saw in the Winter. The course was immaculate. The grass was lush and green, which was impressive given how much sun the course gets down south!

Views from the course at Black Jack's Crossing at the Lajitas Golf Resort in July

In addition to the pristine course, the driving range was also stunning with breathtaking backdrops.

Driving range at Black Jack's Crossing at the Lajitas Golf Resort

ACCOMMODATIONS: Lajitas Golf Resort

In February, we stayed right at the resort in a Standard Queen Room. The accommodations were motel style that all opened to a common courtyard area. The rooms were a little dated, but very clean and pet friendly.

Outside and inside the standard rooms at the Lajitas Golf Resort

Since it was a bit colder, we didn't get the chance to use the pool here. We also seemed to miss the cut off for food, so we took out all our meals from the General Store Deli which was average - nothing to write home about.

Next stay, I'd like to try some of the other activities they offer at the Resort, such as zip lining, paddle boarding, shooting sports and the restaurants there!

Big Bend National Park

During our visit in February, we made took a detour into Big Bend National Park. We were so close to it, being in Lajitas, it seemed like a sin not driving in...

Keeping in mind our short time frame and needing a toddler friendly hike, we ended up at the Hot Springs. I wouldn't really consider this a 'hike', as it was a very groomed trail to the Hot Springs that was 1/2 mile roundtrip.

But the reward is pretty amazing. The Hot Spring was really interesting- the one edge actually touches the Rio Grande. The website says that the water from the hot springs is at 105 F.

Unfortunately the Hot Springs are closed right now due to COVID-19.

In between the Hot Springs and the Rio Grande at Big Bend National Park

Terlingua is close by with some really beautiful accommodations such as the Basecamp Terlingua, the Willow House and several other places via Airbnb.

We've never had enough time to stop, but are hoping to stay for the chili cook off in the Fall. As of now, the 2020 event has been banned by the County - so looks like this will be a 2021 thing!

To be continued...