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The Chisos Mountain drive is sensational! This part of Big Bend NP is far different from the rest of the desert scenery. If you go to Big Bend NP you must include at least part of a day for this area. The temperature here is...More
I was able to stay at the lodge during my stay at Big Bend National Park. Waking up to the view of the Chisos Mountains is just breathtaking. There are many trails throughout the Chisos Mountains to enjoy.
If possible, stay overnight or until full dark at least. The skies are mind boggling at night. During the day, the hikes range from easy 10 minute loops for a view of the window or leaks to whole day treks. Plenty of wildlife is around...More
The Chisos Mountain area offers lots of hiking spots, has a campground and lodge, a general store, and also a visitor center. There are plenty of places to get picturesque photos and probably the most likely spot to see a bear or mountain lion. We...More
This area is wonderful for exploring, stargazing, and hiking!
We stayed for three nights and 4 days. We visited Big Bend National And Big Bend State Parks. Every hike is something totally different from the last! Well worth the visit!
Had a wonderful drive up the Chisos Mountains to the Basin. Unfortunately the Lost Mine Trail was closed due to bear activity! We arrived at the Basin and took in the view!
The Visitor Centre was ok and the shop was well stocked.
Completely lost already - planning first trip to Big Bend (3 Replies)
Good morning All, We are a group of two families travelling to Big Bend - leaving this Thursday. There are 6 kids, aged from 4 to 12. We will spend one night in Sonora to visit the caverns. Then we will drive to Terlingua where we have two nights accommodation. I thought we would spend our first full day in the Big Bend State Park and drive the Canino del Rio road from Lajitas to Presidio? Maybe the Closed Canyon hike? After Presidio do we just return back to Lajitas or can we do a...More
April 09, 2017|
Response fromBob S|
Hi Lost! Don't feel bad - it is tough to plan for a trip to an area this large - most visitors can't fathom the big Texas distances between places. There is another route once you take the River Road (Camino del Rio) from Lajitas to Presidio but you are talking a 5 hour stretch of your day gone and roughly 220-230 mile drive. The River Road is a state highway so you don't even have to go "into" the State Park to enjoy it but I do suggest stopping at the Barton Warnock Visitor Center right...More