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Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park

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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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  • We are not pro hikers and we've only been to a few camping trips so I don't think we have much experience with hiking and being in the wilderness. Taking all those in account we agreed that Lost Mine ...  more »
  • The Lost Mine Trail is a great introductory hike to the Chisos Mountains. It's tough but not strenuous (like Emory Peak), and it offers amazing views of the other mountains the Basin all the way up. S...  more »
  • During the week we spent camping at the Chisos Basin Campground we day-hiked on several trails, but Lost Mine was our favorite. Although we're all in our 60's, we backpack regularly and stay in shape ...  more »
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  • Awesome trail. Great views the whole way. Really great end as well. I'd recommend carving out a good chunk of time to do this trail. Allow yourself to take your time. About 3-4 hours. Plan to spend about an hour on the top just enjoying the view and eating lunch or something.
  • Fun easy hike.
  • We had a great time hiking there. A MUST to do in Big Bend.
  • The end is worth it.
  • This was awesome! Saw a bear! The views were amazing and the weather was perfect.