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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Description: This large desert makes up most of Big Bend National Park.

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How cool is this !!

The desert is very amazing which offers quite a variety of flora along with many animals, hiking trails, 4 wheel and mountain bike trails so how can you beat it !! Fantastico

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Steve48Texas
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Texas USA
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238 reviews 238 reviews
105 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Chihuahuan Desert is greener and more colorful in our experience compared to the drier and possibly generally lower elevation Sonoran and Mohave deserts. Impressive even without the profusion of yellow, purple, red and other flowers which were blooming late April.

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Texas USA
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241 reviews 241 reviews
24 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The desert is very amazing which offers quite a variety of flora along with many animals, hiking trails, 4 wheel and mountain bike trails so how can you beat it !! Fantastico

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Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I hired two reputable outfitters to take my husband and me on the back roads of this magnicent park that we had only had time to visit, not stay, two years earlier. We lucked out with both guides. One took us on the Old Oar Road including the narrow canyon to see the Ernst Tenaja ( a fantastic water hole).... More 

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Prepare for your visit. Understand what wildflowers will be in blown. Know when the cacti bloom. Learn about those who settled in this region long ago. Learn about the relationship among the border folks on both sides of the Rio. Learn about the geology of the area. Doing all these things may give you a better perspective on what you're... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I, of course love deserts. The gravel with native plants and the rocks and hills and mesas all run up or down as you follow the paths. You can see for miles. The sun is warm. The heat when it comes is from the ground. Because of the volcanic nature this desert has some bands of colors and white that... More 

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Honey Grove, Texas
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140 reviews 140 reviews
42 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This desert cannot be seen in one day. There is too much of it and many of the back roads are primitive. It is a wonderful place to spend some time and clear your head.

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Belton, Texas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Visited the desert by the dinosaur fossil exhibit and the north entrance @ Persimmon Gap (the desert is really the park with rocks, geological formations and mountains in it). We had a great time, not at all hot (picked a good time of the year) and the wide expanse is just amazing because the park just seems to go on... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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163 reviews 163 reviews
78 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

OMG! The desert was a mass of diverse flowers. We took so many photos! I've never seen such an amazing desert...a very special place.

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Prattville, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

North of Alpine, TX in the Chihuahua Desert is a wonderful Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, another excellent exhibit that included several trails, an excellent mining mock-up, a natural botanical walk and a cactus “warehouse” in a greenhouse. There literally were hundreds of cacti in the greenhouse. We followed up with a 3-mile hike that took us to the bottom of... More 

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Houston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Made a trip up Old Ore Road to Ernst Tanaja... highly recommend hiring a guide or at the very least, have a high clearance vehicle with 4 wheel drive. Beautiful!

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