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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  • Multiple opportunities for stopping to hike or take photos. Was there in November, super hot day. Take lots of water and food. There are places to purchase limited supplies before park and again on dr...  more »
  • We loved this drive. Road conditions are good, despite challenging weather including floods and heat.  more »
  • The drive is nice but not really that different than many of the drives in the park. Depending on where you are staying in the park and how much time you have should play into any decision to make the...  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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