Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park

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Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive is located in Big Bend National Park. Our Big Bend National Park route builder website makes visiting Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive and other Big Bend National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • October 4, 2017
    What a fantastic route was this. We've seen several deers, capricorn, the roadrunner bird and even a black beer. There were several stops and the views were all great. A fantastic route to explore!  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    The Great Plains, Big Bend chisos mountain masses, rockthe rock, last enjoyed views varied in the riogranderiver and santaelenacanion and 1 hour of drive. Along the way, there is a lookout sotol Vista, muriya and number of locations. Also, there is a lot of short 1-hour trail has, would walk either, looking for non-santaelenacanion trail. So I went to mid-September, stretches with temperatures up to 38 ° C during the day, only santaelenacanion too, but unfortunately others I gave. It is thought that kinda cool if the trail of more than 1000 meters above sea level, compared to the River, but it was sweet. Big Bend chisos mountains except the nowhere else was the same heat. It is recommended to get up early if you're going this time around, acted and early in the morning and back to the hotel in the afternoon.
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  • September 22, 2017
    We decided to fly from the east and visit Texas but didn't know about this. this is truly a great part to visit, please plan on spending several days, it is too large to see it in a day or two  more »

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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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