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Things to do in Big Bend National Park

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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Mountains
A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.
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Ranked #2 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Canyons
Borders the western edge of Big Bend National Park.
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Ranked #4 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #5 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Geologic Formations
From the road, this spot offers a spectacular view into the canyon below.
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Ranked #6 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
This trail gives a great hike with amazing views.
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Ranked #7 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Mountains
The highest peak in the park at 7,835 feet.
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Ranked #8 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Geologic Formations
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Ranked #9 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Ghost Towns
Town which was abandoned after the mercury deposits were depleted.
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Ranked #10 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Golf Courses
Championship 18-hole golf course featuring four holes on an island in the Rio Grande and an optional par one in Mexico.
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Ranked #11 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Trails
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Ranked #12 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Bodies of Water
A scenic river of which 107 miles flows along the border of the park.
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Ranked #13 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #14 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Deserts; Mysterious Sites
This large desert makes up most of Big Bend National Park.
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Ranked #15 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Canyons
Borders the eastern edge of Big Bend National Park.
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Ranked #16 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Ranked #17 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Historic Sites
These hot springs were the first area of the National Park to be inhabited by homesteaders in 1909.
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Ranked #18 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Trails
A walking trail along the Rio Grande River.
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Ranked #19 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #20 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Village in the park's southeast corner with tourist facilities such as RV park, campground, gas station, store and... more » Owner description: Village in the park's southeast corner with tourist facilities such as RV park, campground, gas station, store and laundromat. « less
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Ranked #21 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Canyons
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Ranked #22 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Mountains; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Legend has it that the rich vein of ore on this mountain was sealed up by Apaches who had been forced into slavery to mine... more » Owner description: Legend has it that the rich vein of ore on this mountain was sealed up by Apaches who had been forced into slavery to mine it, and it is lost forever. « less
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Ranked #23 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Canyons
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Ranked #24 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Ranked #25 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #26 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #27 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Trails
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Ranked #28 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #29 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Ranked #30 of 36 attractions in Big Bend National Park
Category: Trails
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