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scottrschroederAugust 12, 2017
If you're looking for a place to get away from it all go to Big Bend National Park. The landscape of western Texas is truly amazing. Both the sunrise and sunset are something you should just sit back ... more »
Tiffney JAugust 10, 2017
This place was fun and interesting. We took our small childrent here and they were not engaged in anything. We drove forever and it was literally in the middle of no where. I did not feel safe at all.... more »
Jarome BAugust 10, 2017
What can be said but beautiful. From the stark desert expanse to the mountains spread wide. The spring flowers will delight everyone with variety and varied colors. Make sure your tank is full especia... more »
Someone elseJune 15, 2017
A hidden treasure! Loved this park and hardly got to skim the surface. Make sure to give yourself some time and of course bring lots of water, it gets hot fast and the trails are more advanced. (Also a fossil exhibit with some interesting finds and facts)
Chanse FrenetteJune 26, 2017
I was blown away at how beautiful and scenic Big Bend was when we visited for the first time earlier this month. It's surprisingly majestic and completely worth the drive. I have been to at least 10 national parks and I put this one in my top 5. Just make sure to bring bug caps with nets around the face. The gnats are quite annoying.
Krista ClementJune 16, 2017
I thought the Big Bend hiking and views were great. The park itself and the employees need some work. There was one trail that the park staff completely closed down due to too many people parking there. They had no real control of the situation and people were stranded not being able to get to their rooms the paid for. The trails are not marked very well and the maps that are given are general and don't show the actual way the trails go. The hot spring is absolutely disgusting. It looked like a mud hole. The bathrooms are the worst of any park I've ever seen. My friend and I stopped in for some advice on a trail route and we were encountered with annoyance at having to assist us. We just wanted to make sure we were going in the right direction since the trail we were taking was really long and it was 112 outside! The state parks in Texas are so much nicer.
Rick RandomJuly 9, 2017
Great place! Hiking in Chisos basin is very good. The restaurant is awesome, food was very good, lots of options, and the prices were great for quality of food. View is wonderful.
Weston FisherJuly 3, 2017
Greatest park in TX. Watch the speed limits. Don't buy stuff from the rest stops (it's illegal and the rangers will take it from you). If it's hot go to the top of the mountain for at least a cooler campsite. Drive the loop and explore your butt off!
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