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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  • September 21, 2017
    It seems impossible for a rock this size to balance or be wedged up in the air on those smaller boulders, but there it is! At the end of a medium length hike and up some fairly steep grades you round ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Not very long trail. To do early in the morning in the freshness. More difficult meters. You have to climb among the rocks but when the beautiful views of this stone and well in the past. But be careful to reach the start of the Trail, the road is unpaved. Better to have a 4 x 4 or SUV. Difficult and delicate passage for a simple car a little low...
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  • July 10, 2017
    pretty great hike - only the last 10-20minutes is really challenging, (as in, climbing up, and around on rocks) the rest is pretty much a straight shot down a pretty well defined path. The reward at t...  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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