Sam Nail Ranch, Big Bend National Park

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  • The trail to the Sam Nail Ranch is short and easy accesible, even if you are not good on foot. In addition to the nice little trail, which is partly protected from the sun by plants, you'll receive us...  more »
  • This ranch is so great to see because it shows the effort Mr Nail took to make things work here. The trees and plants are so different. Even the working mill and old Adobe structures. It's a 10 min hi...  more »
  • The remnants of this ranch are just off the road (less than a five minute walk), and I definitely found it worth the brief time it takes for a visit. It was fascinating to think about how the early 20...  more »
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  • Very interesting old farm. Easy hike from the parking area. Beautiful shady setting.
  • Interesting history about ranching activities in the area.
  • Good for a tiny walk.

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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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