Chihuahuan Desert, Big Bend National Park

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Chihuahuan Desert is located in Big Bend National Park. Using our international travel planner, Big Bend National Park attractions like Chihuahuan Desert can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Love the wildlife here, watching tarantulas hop across the road and the roadrunners... But why do they want to cross the road?????  more »
  • Northern Chihuahuan Desert is stunning. Wildlife, terrain, Cacti, and land formations enough to keep you busy for some time. This is a geological paradise. Meteorites can be found with ease on any sim...  more »
  • Authentic desert landscape and flora and fauna. We stopped at several places to photograph the cactus, sage and other desert plants. We saw plenty of road runners, several snakes (Western Coachwhip) a...  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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