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Big Bend National Park, Alpine

4.7
#8 of 149 in Nature in Texas
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  • Wide open spaces, harsh landscapes, beauty in the nothingness that is this land. We loved driving through here. Bring water, it feels hot and dry even when the temps are lower. The Panther Junction Vi...  more »
  • Fantastic scenery, great hiking, exceptionally beautiful and remote. The hot springs were neat the Lost Mine Trail a must. Try to visit all sides of the park it is worth it.  more »
  • Amazing vistas in every direction. The Santa Elena Canyon is accessible to see the canyon up close and see across the Rio Grande to Mexico. Chisos Mountains surround the Chisos Basin with a Visitor Ce...  more »
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  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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