Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park

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Lost Mine Trail is located in Big Bend National Park. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Lost Mine Trail by using our Big Bend National Park vacation route planner.
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  • July 15, 2017
    This was hard for me! I'm short and it was a lot of higher steps that I like. It was really hot so maybe that made it worse but there were a lot of places that the footing took a minute to be sure and...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    We did this hike early in the morning (7:30 AM). It was not too challenging and not crowded at all. The views are beautiful throughout the hike. As we came back down around 10AM and the foot traffic w...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    When we visited Big Bend, it was pushing 109, so this semi shaded hike seemed like a good choice. It is about 5 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 1100', and the switchbacks up are well grade...  more »
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  • July 30, 2016
    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.
  • July 10, 2017
    Fun easy hike.
  • June 6, 2016
    We had a great time hiking there. A MUST to do in Big Bend.
  • July 9, 2017
    The end is worth it.
  • December 21, 2015
    This was awesome! Saw a bear! The views were amazing and the weather was perfect.

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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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