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Big Bend National Park, Alpine

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Big Bend National Park is located in Alpine. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Terlingua holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Big Bend National Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Big Bend proves once again that Texas indeed has it all. You can stay at the Rio Grande Village (pick this place if you haven't showered after camping for awhile. The other two spots have no showers.)...  more »
  • I spent 5 days camping and sightseeing in this wilderness just before Christmas 2016. Beautiful sunrises, gorgeous sunsets, more stars than you ever imagined you'd see in a lifetime. The mountains and...  more »
  • Big Bend is an area I have wanted to visit for over 30 years. Because of its remote location I hadn't been able to Go. Glad. I made the trip it is all I imagined and more. The remoteness and isolation...  more »
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  • If you want to see the stars come here. At night you have such a clear view to see them. This place has so many hiking trails and gorgeous nature views. Natural springs to Texas size rock climbing and so many cool little towns and landmarks. A wonderful experience.
  • Great hiking trails in many different areas of the park. We chose the "Window Trail" from the Chisos Mountain Lodge area. It was about 5 miles round trip, with many stops along the way. It took us about 3 hours and the trail was well maintained.
  • Big Bend National Park is a slice of heaven in a state with such little public land. The backcountry permit is time consuming but is well worth the time. I will return for more backpacking.
  • We went to Big Bend Camping in 1987, my son was 6 and daughter 3. It was one of the most memorable trip I ever took. Love this park. We went to all the campsites there, saw mule deer, havalina, scorpions, and the beautiful birds. The rangers were helpful and the price was right. I loved all the view. Mule ears, Bouqilas Canyon, the little Mexican Village across the river, (we took our kids and they rode the little donkeys). I hope to go back someday, but it will never be the same as the first time.
  • You won't find a better view of the stars in the US. It's truly unbelievable. The scenery on the ground is just about as breathtaking. There were bear boxes for your food and flush restrooms near the campsites. We were visited every morning by a dove who'd share breakfast with us and a tiny deer wandered through. We paid for our campsite with a little envelope, never had to deal with ANYONE. We didn't get there till 2 am, paid, threw together the tent and crashed till morning. It was really a great experience. Everything is clean. Put this on your to do list.