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Big Bend National Park, Alpine

(4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Ridiculously far away from everything, which is why this is THE place for stargazing in continental US. The night sky was phenomenal and it is something that I cannot do justice with words. The park h...  more »
  • We were prepared for a great outdoor experience but had no idea how awe inspiring this park would be. The canyons were spectacular and off roading was amazing. Very few tourists, sunny skies and great...  more »
  • There are no words that can convey the epic beauty and mystery of this place. Hiking, mountain biking or trail rides by horse back and driving will take you through diverse landscape and wildlife that...  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.