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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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This large desert makes up most of Big Bend National Park.

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Not much to see really but just knowing your driving through one of the biggest dessert in the "World" is crazy! It's a long "hot" drive through the the dessert to get to the Big... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 3, 2016
Lizardia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Not much to see really but just knowing your driving through one of the biggest dessert in the "World" is crazy! It's a long "hot" drive through the the dessert to get to the Big Bend park. Very scenic. However as your reached higher elevations things cooled down. Up to 5,000 ft high in places. Much cooler. It's a must... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is a wonderful place to relax... some great trails to explore and even more amazing views.. recommended visit

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed hiking on trails in the Chihuahuan Desert of Big Bend National Park. Two our favorite trails were Mule Ears Spring Trail and the Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail.

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Thank M J
Byhalia, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

The desert was impressive. We saw mule deer, roadrunners, and jackrabbits. We also saw a lot of blooming cacti, Century plants and Sotols. The geology is stunning. Be prepared for the heat and the vast distances.

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Thank Evelyn C
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail is a great short easy loop for just about all ages. Make sure the kids know about cactus and their ability to reach out and touch you! Lots of desert fauna to see along this well maintained trail. At only .5 mile there are several informative signs on desert ecology. Trailhead is at Dugout Wells,... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Great for sunset viewing on Sierra del Carmen. Lots of shade and several areas to picnic at Dugout Wells. We grilled pork chops and shared a bottle of wine to watch the sun set. Wonderful spot in this little oasis. Good history and a nice walk through the desert.

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Thank LSUTraveller
Hemphill, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Pretty nice big Bend is huge lots to look at we went for the day and hopefully we will be able to hold back and see more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is an easy loop trail in the desert. The trail head is a short ways off the main road at a sign for Dugout Wells. The trail only takes abut half an hour. Lots of different desert plants to see. At the Dugout Wells itself is an old windmill. There are lots of trees there and a bench so... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2015

As you drive on paved and unpaved roads in the big bend, the biggest feature that you cant miss is the desert landscape around you. This place gets only 5 to 10 inches of rain annually. If you are looking for some peaceful time, with some great options for hiking, awe inspiring views, and lots of different types of desert... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'm not a guru in plant life but this place provided a brief and complete insight into the plant kingdom. The view was breath-taking.

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