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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Description: These hot springs were the first area of the National Park to be inhabited...
These hot springs were the first area of the National Park to be inhabited by homesteaders in 1909.
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A nice side visit

Although this might not be the main reason to visit Big Bend, it is certainly interesting enough to warrant a visit. I went on a summer morning while it was still fairly cool... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Fort Worth, TX
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Fort Worth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Although this might not be the main reason to visit Big Bend, it is certainly interesting enough to warrant a visit. I went on a summer morning while it was still fairly cool. The turnoff is on the road to Rio Grande Village and is marked by a sign. If you reach the tunnel, you went too far. The unpaved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

OMG so worth the drive and hike it was so beautiful and on the way u get to see pectographs on the rock walls. The hot spring is amazing water if 105° water is so clear you must go.

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Barrington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The loop through the hot springs (yes you can use them but keep your expectations low) and up onto the surrounding hills is a very nice hike (but hot in the summer). Takes about an hour or so but well worth it if the desert is blooming.

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Texas USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great natural Hot Springs to sooth the bones and sole sitting in the park. What more can you ask for !!!!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Be very careful on your drive into and out of the Hot Springs trail. gravel road is narrow. There is a little village with a few remains still there. The attraction is the hot springs near the Rio Grande. Many families and others were here just for the hot springs tub right on the Rio Grande. Our southern visitors are... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Another unique aspect of Big Bend that you would not expect. Enjoy the hike along the river and along the cliff. Enjoyed watching the Hot Spring participants.

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texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We did the short hike to the hot spring on a pleasant afternoon and found about 30 other people with the same idea. The spring was super crowded and no one was going any time soon. The rangers started to do parking restrictions when we were leaving so perhaps that would help with the overcrowding...or perhaps it's just going to... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Follow a short and easy (safe for bad knees and hips) hike to the walled-in springs. IF you do not like dirt in your toes (not the sticky silt kind of dirt) or plant/dirt material swirling in your water, you will not like this place. In March the springs were flowing well enough to wash out the debris kicked up... More 

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

By all means do it. I thought it was a great experience. Felt like a kid again. What could be more fun than soaking in 105 degrees next to the Rio? I had my swimming suit along with me all the way from the northeast because I planned to get in the hot springs -- just to say I did... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Was cool to visit. Short walk from parking. Kids sat with feet in and enjoyed the hot water. To many people soaking in the water for us to get fully in however nice place to visit.

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Address: Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Bend National Park

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