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Chihuahuan Desert

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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Belton, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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