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Big Bend National Park, Alpine
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  • You won't end up in Big Bend by accident. It's a long ways from anywhere, tucked along the Mexican border in west Texas. It's well worth the drive. The canyon and mountains in the center of the park a...  more »
  • We love coming out here. The lack of phones allows us to really talk. The scenery. There is just no lack of things to do. We slept good every night. Must see: Santa Elena canyon (do the hike at 4pm an...  more »
  • This park as something for everyone! Desert lovers will love it, and for those of you who love mountains and hiking, go up to the Chisos Basin. The restaurant there is wonderful, too. There are many h...  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.