Chihuahuan Desert, Big Bend National Park

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Chihuahuan Desert is located in Big Bend National Park. Plan to visit Chihuahuan Desert and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Big Bend National Park attractions using our Big Bend National Park trip itinerary builder.
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  • July 22, 2017
    The Chihuhuan Desert is massive--you can see different views all around the park-- some areas have more plants/greenery than others- some are bare-- extreme heat while there in June  more »
  • May 4, 2017
    The Big Bend National Park contains the Chisos Mountains and the northern part of the Chihuahuan Desert. We visited in early March and had very pleasant conditions for hiking and sight seeing. We mana...  more »
  • April 6, 2017
    We saw javelinas, coyotes, and roadrunners! This dessert was overgrazed by settlers and has earned it's nickname, El Despobado!  more »

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Where to stay in Big Bend National Park

To spend the night in Big Bend National Park, pitch your tent in one of three developed campgrounds or bunk down in one of the rooms or cottages at the Chisos Mountains Lodge. Of the three campgrounds, Chisos Basin, known for colorful mountain sunsets, is easiest to reach. Rio Grande Village and Cottonwood, however, provide scenic settings of their own along the Rio Grande River. A few motels lie just outside the park, but options are limited. If you need a broader range of choices, consider staying in Marfa, a two-hour drive north of the heart of the park.
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