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Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park

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Rio Grande is located in Big Bend National Park. To visit Rio Grande and get the most from your holiday in Big Bend National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Big Bend National Park road trip planning website .
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  • Fascinating part of the world describes the remote Big Bend area and its views of the Rio Grande. If you want more, take a drive through the state park as well.  more »
  • Well we saw the Rio Grande over to Mexico in about three places. First was Santa Elena Canyon (which Terlingua Creek was too deep for us to cross and walk up into SEC) The second time was in Bouquilla...  more »
  • This poor river gets a bad rap from other points along its flow but that is not the case here. This stretch of river contains some of the most awesome and beautiful scenery to be seen. Take your times...  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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