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Big Bend National Park, Alpine
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  • Hard to get to but worth the effort! I've been visiting Big Bend for 35 years and still haven't seen it all. This place is huge! It's one of the least visited national parks in the US because it's rem...  more »
  • The Big Bend stimulates a visit for its diversity, size and organization. A place where you can camp, meet with car or walking through the many trails open and flagged. You may encounter black bears, mountain lions, deer, among other wildlife, protected by. There are points scattered throughout the park where visitors can make pinic, use sanitary, rest, buy food and souvenirs with a variety of reasons. It's a walk to do without hurry, devoting a few days to meet some natural beauties of the region near the borders with Mexico.
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  • We had the opportunity to hike for three days in Big Bend. Windows Trail, South Rim Trail and Lost Mines Trail plus we drove throughout the park. The trails are well marked but a few of these were a l...  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.
  • 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.
  • The scenery is absolutely worth the drive. Our visit was very short, but we has time to hike for a bit and actually encountered a horned toad. I haven't seen one in 10 years or more and thought they were nearing extinction. Great stargazing spots. We got to witness a storm coming in - beautiful and so different than other areas of Texas. Definitely recommend going and spending more than a few hours.
  • Gorgeous and diverse landscape that makes you forget what you left behind and realize just how big and vast Texas really is! From the desert floor to the Chisos Mountain tops, temperatures can vary over 15-20 degrees depending on altitude. I went in the Summer of 2007 and the temperature was around 110*F in the desert and a mild 82*F at the Chisos Mountains Lodge. BE SURE TO BRING WATER!!
  • It's a bit out of the way, but still a cool experience. We happened to be there the few times a year when it's raining. Desert landscape and rocky old volcanoes is what it's got, yet still lots of biodiversity. Watching all the Monarch butterflies migrating overhead was a great surprise. We hiked the Santa Elena Canyon trail, where you can literally throw a rock and hit Mexico. No need for a wall here. The Rio Grande already built one. I'd love to come back and paddle the canyon.