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One of the Big Four!

This is an amazing contrast to the other desert ecosystems of the Southwest and one that is worth... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Ben P
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Curtice, Ohio
Finding beauty

We like taking our vacations to interesting places. I liked the desert. It has it's own beauty... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
ccindyk48
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Westville, Indiana
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This large desert makes up most of Big Bend National Park.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 4, 2013

North of Alpine, TX in the Chihuahua Desert is a wonderful Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, another excellent exhibit that included several trails, an excellent mining mock-up, a natural botanical walk and a cactus “warehouse” in a greenhouse. There literally were hundreds of cacti in the...More

3  Thank Teri and David B
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

The Chihuahuan Desert is a huge part of Big Bend National Park. And while Big Bend may not have the green grass and trees of some parks, it has a beauty all its own in the various types of cacti, animals and rocks of the...More

1  Thank AAHolt
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

This is an amazing contrast to the other desert ecosystems of the Southwest and one that is worth seeing!

Thank Ben P
Reviewed May 6, 2018

We like taking our vacations to interesting places. I liked the desert. It has it's own beauty & is also interesting. Hiking is different & we had to adjust to prickly cacti & blazing heat. We traveled from Big Bend to Southern New Mexico in...More

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Love the drive through the desert. We saw all kinds of wildlife and plants. We saw plenty of road runner and lizards. We loved all the variety of cacti. The purple cactus was our favorite.

Thank Arch L
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Love the wildlife here, watching tarantulas hop across the road and the roadrunners... But why do they want to cross the road?????

Thank Foodandfrolic
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Northern Chihuahuan Desert is stunning. Wildlife, terrain, Cacti, and land formations enough to keep you busy for some time. This is a geological paradise. Meteorites can be found with ease on any simple hike. At night the game is to see who can spot the...More

Thank SouthwestCrow
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Authentic desert landscape and flora and fauna. We stopped at several places to photograph the cactus, sage and other desert plants. We saw plenty of road runners, several snakes (Western Coachwhip) and an enormous Tarantula crossing the road !!

Thank Dave P
Reviewed July 22, 2017

The Chihuhuan Desert is massive--you can see different views all around the park-- some areas have more plants/greenery than others- some are bare-- extreme heat while there in June

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Reviewed May 4, 2017

The Big Bend National Park contains the Chisos Mountains and the northern part of the Chihuahuan Desert. We visited in early March and had very pleasant conditions for hiking and sight seeing. We managed to spot some wildlife that we don't generally see in our...More

1  Thank Alan T
Reviewed April 6, 2017

We saw javelinas, coyotes, and roadrunners! This dessert was overgrazed by settlers and has earned it's nickname, El Despobado!

Thank Mar R
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

This was not on our bucket list of places to see in Big Bend National Park but we were on our way to Boquillas Canyon and the sign for Dugout Wells showed a picnic table and it was lunchtime. What a great surprise! We sat...More

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