Big Bend National Park

So if you’re in Texas, this is a must see – even though it’s way off the beaten path of the interstates (I think we needed to take a private toll road to get here). This place is so big, and I was there so long ago, that I don’t rightly remember which exact trails I was on. But this place makes an impact, that’s for sure! 

My favorite things to do here

  • Camp at Chisos Basin
  • Trails around toll mountain
  • Hiking by the river, Santa Elena Canyon trail

Things I want to come back to do

  • Raft the river
  • Check out the Rio Grande Village
  • Hike to Pine Canyon Falls

Fun Facts

  • Only 300,000 or so visitors a year (compared to millions in Parks that are less out of the way)
  • Don’t cross the river unless you have a passport. You’ll need it to come back.

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