The Balanced Rock, Big Bend National Park

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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 .
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  • 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 »
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  • 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.
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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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