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One of the most lovely parks in Texas

Big Bend is big variety as there is so much to see. There are desert plains,, gorgeous mountains... read more

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484karlc
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Lovely and uncrowded in November

My husband and I have the goal of visiting all of the US National Parks. This road trip was in... read more

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Here's our Big Bend itinerary in hopes that you see yourself making the trip! First: May can be brutally hot. We got lucky in that the weather stayed below 100degrees most of the time. On the other hand, with water and preparation - we had...More

12  Thank Liz B
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Reviewed December 31, 2014

When you visit Big Bend National Park, one of the most unique experiences you can have is to cross into Mexico at the Boquillas crossing. Seriously, there can only be one or two places in the country where you can cross the border in a...More

6  Thank Julie C
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Big Bend is big variety as there is so much to see. There are desert plains,, gorgeous mountains, and beautiful rock formations, with the Rio Grande separating it from Mexico. Many areas are quite remote.

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My husband and I have the goal of visiting all of the US National Parks. This road trip was in Texas, a state that we haven't visited much. After hundreds of miles of driving through consistently non-descriptive country we got to beautiful Big Bend which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We entered the Park through the West road coming from Terlingua. We drove to Chisos Basin Visitor Center where the Park Officer showed very helpful and friendly despite we came just at closing time, the hospitality of the remote countries. All around the visitor center...More

1  Thank 369geico
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the morning the weather was cloudy but by noon the sun came out and we could enjoy beautiful views and landscapes with practically nobody around. You felt one with nature, hardly any cars. Only at the Santa Elena canyon there were a few people....More

Thank Blok
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here every year - now 12 years total. A must visit for all. Stay at the lodge at chisos basin. Enjoy all the great hikes and views.

1  Thank joedvet
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 4th visit. Each time I see new things. This time it was a very green vista due to the extra rain. We stayed at the lodge- a rare treat if you are fortunate enough to get a reservation Drive along the river in the...More

1  Thank Valeria P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's taken me a while to sit down to review my thoughts on BBNP. Wow. Amazing place. I left my heart there last month & I can't wait to go back. I fell completely in love with this part of Texas. I wish I hadn't...More

1  Thank TexasTornado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is an awesome adventure. Plan at least a full day if not more to explore this huge place. We took a full day, stopping for lunch at the park headquarters, and could have spent at least another full day to really slow down...More

1  Thank HaveGunnsWillTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in Texas all my life and have never been to Big Bend until now. I grew up practically opposite Big Bend in northeast Texas so that kinda makes sense. It is a looooong way down here. We decided to spend our 4-day...More

1  Thank luv2travelMAP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in Texas since I was 7 yrs. old and had never been to Big Bend. Neither had my husband who is amore recent transplant to Texas. We had three days to get away for our wedding anniversary so we decided to go...More

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sonalib291
October 2, 2018|
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Response from idlewanderlust | Reviewed this property |
It is, in fact, on the border; the Rio Grande makes up the park’s southern border. There are warning signs in the mountain areas.
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anya w
September 7, 2018|
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Response from komplikated | Reviewed this property |
If you stay in the Chisos Mountains, it is a lot cooler! They have a campground there too.
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Deb99999
March 5, 2018|
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Response from AptosAmy | Reviewed this property |
Unless it is a strange circumstance, Sept would be very hot.
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