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Trip to Big Bend

Three of us traveled through the Big Bend State Ranch Park along the border crossing to the Big... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maridan M
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Bowie, Texas
In Good Weather it is exceptional

The only thing one can hold against this park is the horribly hot weather in the late spring and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
recorder
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Pineville, Missouri
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Reviewed yesterday

Three of us traveled through the Big Bend State Ranch Park along the border crossing to the Big Bend National Park after passing through Terlingua. We enjoyed the drive with many views of the Rio Grande. The border patrol was super nice in their questioning....More

Thank Maridan M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The only thing one can hold against this park is the horribly hot weather in the late spring and summer. We went in October and it was just about right, warm in the valleys and slightly chilly in the upper elevations. I first visited this...More

Thank recorder
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beauty for as far as the eye could see. Mountains of all shapes and sizes, in a variety of dessert rainbow colors. Various terrains. Lots of options for staying, from camping, to cabins to a mini hotel with restaurant and RV sites. Showers were available...More

Thank Alise M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the border with Mexico with the Rio Grande River dividing the two countries as well as majestic cliffs, I remember visiting as a child. So I was glad to visit again as a senior adult. This is extremely harsh and unforgiving land so...More

1  Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 3 days traveling through the park. Can’t say enough about the Chisos Basin, Lost Mine Trail, Santa Elena Canyon, and Boquillas Canyon. We also got serenaded by a Mexican named Jesus (hay seus for those unfamiliar) who had paddled across and was attempting...More

Thank wayfarer1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a last minute trip to escape increasing stress and was really fortunate to visit after a week or so of rain which is typical of this time of year. The High Desert was typical except for the wash of green "fuzz" that covered many...More

Thank KentBogle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this park had to be intentional as it wasn't on the way to anywhere else, but it was well worth the trip. The rangers were very informative about the conditions in the park and helped us decide our course of action. We visited Boquillos...More

Thank Wrenazane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Approximately 850,000 acres of awesomeness - mountains to desert, easy to challenging hikes, minimal crowds, Rio Grande access for kayaking or rafting. There's something for everyone here. Don't miss the dinosaur exhibit on east side of park. If you stay outside the park, make a...More

Thank 212grammy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This part of Texas is so unique and worth the visit. There are dude ranches, a wonderful state park, and the Gage Hotel hotel nearby. Campgrounds for R.V. enthusiasts are available as well. It's a great place to escape from big city life.

Thank C L
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I've done Big Bend with the family, and as a "guy trip" with the buds. But either way, the primitive camp sites located at far-flung locales down endless dirt roads are the best way to stay. You can reserve a spot at on the several...More

2  Thank AdmiralNahohkta
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Sonali B
October 2, 2018|
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Response from Jeffrey D | 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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