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Elevation : 2,594
Population : 4,334

This 300-year-old-plus town is wild and remote, and you will definitely not be bothered by crowds out here. Presidio sits across the border from Ojinaga, a rugged, historical city known for its outlaw image. Pancho Villa's band of rebels fought Mexican Federales here, and the town is notorious as an entry port for the Mexican drug cartels.
An important gateway to Big Bend state and national parks, Presidio is a popular starting point for tours into Mexico's Copper Canyon and the Camino del Rio, an unbelievable drive along the Rio Grande to Lajitas.
Be prepared for the heat when traveling here in the summer months. Presidio is often noted as one of the hottest spots in the country, with the average June high at 103 degrees F.

Presidio Golf Courses :

El Patio (915-229-4409) in town has good salsa and cold beer. The scenic drive down RR 170 is without a doubt the most spectacular in Texas. Stay at Cibolo Creek Ranch (915-229-3737, www.cibolocreekranch.com). If you're feeling adventurous, cross the border and look around Ojinaga. El Bucanero is a thatch-covered restaurant that specializes in seafood, and Mariscos Lalo is a popular gringo spot as well. Shop at Fausto's Art Gallery on Calle Juarez, take in a semi-pro baseball game, have a beer and a steak at Los Comales downtown, then venture into La Zona Rosa, OJ's red-light district, for a trip back to the wild West when liquor was plenty and women were wanton. For a view of Big Bend that most Americans will never see, take the Chihuaha Hwy. 25 miles outside of Ojinaga ($40 roundtrip taxi ride) and gaze at the 2,000-foot-deep Peguis Canyon. Watch yourself, though…have some savvy as a gringo traveling across the border. For lodging in Presidio look to La Siesta Motel (915-229-3611) and Three Palms Inn (915-229-3211).