The Balanced Rock, Big Bend National Park

4.8
#4 of 8 in Nature in Big Bend National Park
The Balanced Rock is located in Big Bend National Park. Add The Balanced Rock to your Big Bend National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Big Bend National Park holiday site .
Create an itinerary including The Balanced Rock
map
Places to stay near The Balanced Rock
The Balanced Rock Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
104 reviews
Google
5.0
TripAdvisor
  • The only difficult thing about seeing Balanced Rock is the 6-mile gravel road getting to the trailhead. As long as you drive carefully, it is fine for passenger cars. The trail itself is only about a ...  more »
  • We arrived at Big Bend midday and decided to do this hike in the afternoon, for our first one. It turns out to be the perfect choice to get our feet wet, as it were. The long road to the parking lot f...  more »
  • ive been there, there is a strange balanced rock. you have to hike to get there, and you pass strange rock formations. if they were alive, they would say were strange.  more »
Google
  • Great little hike. All vehicles can make the drive. The hike is easy. Except... it there are some scrambling at the end that many will find difficult. Walking sticks recommended.
  • Make sure your car is in good condition. The road is absolutely not paved but any car can make it (mine is a honda accord). Drive slowly cause there'll be lots of bumps on the road. There'll be parking lot at the trail head. The trail itself is pretty easy, except for the last part whoch would require moderate effort. But I'm sure that you'll be satisfied with your endeavors.
  • Balance rock trail

Plan your trip to Big Bend National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to The Balanced Rock by other users

6 days in Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Texas BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, teens, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans