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S Rim 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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  • Our favorite place, my husband has been to the park about 20 times and this was my 8th trip. The south rim loop is a must-do! It took us a little over 7 hours today in the heat but worth every minute!...  more »
  • The South Rim trails can be done as a loop from the parking area at Chisos Mountain Lodge. I say trails, because the rim has southwest/south and southeast segments, one or more of which may be closed ...  more »
  • We did that as a day hike with a bunch of friends , enjoying the still comfortable temperatures at Big Bend in April / May. The hike starts at the Chisos Basin Visitor Center and if you are somebody t...  more »