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Big Bend National Park, Texas

the king of texas

The vast 800,000 acre National Park is a photographer’s paradise. Bird watchers will also be well served by the 450 species that flourish in the park and its rivers, whilst Hikers can explore over 150 miles of fabulous trails through roadless Texas lands.
Named after the vast curve of the Rio Grande river that occurs in southwest Texas, Big Bend has something to offer everyone interested in the great outdoors.

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Big Bend National Park, Texas

Visit Big Bend National Park on your road trip, the biggest national park in Texas. In the Chihuahuan Desert you will discover dusty red mountain cliffs, towering river canyons and the mighty Rio Grande.

Where is Big Bend National park?

Along your Texas Road Trip you will discover the 800,000 acre Big Bend National Park in Texas. The park lies on the border with Mexico and is separated by, you guessed it, a big bend in the Rio Grande River! Big Bend is a remote National park and whilst it’s bigger than Yosemite and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, receives a just a fraction of the visitors, keeping the National Park quiet and undeveloped. The locals describe it as a ‘forgotten National Park’ but we would describe it as more of a ‘gem’!

What to do when you visit Big Bend National Park?

There are loads of hiking trails you can take around the park, one considered the most rewarding is the ‘Santa Elena Canyon trail’.  If the water is low, you can wade out into the water where 1500-feet-high walls line the way. There are hot springs in the Rio Grande Village area where you can take a dip into hot waters, or pick up the pace and take a canoe trip along the Rio Grande River.

How much does it cost to enter Big Bend National Park?

To enter the park there is a fee of $30 per vehicle, this will allow entry for a week.

What’s the weather like at Big Bend National Park?

Big Bend is usually a dry place with low humidity. The rainy season is from June-October where there may be thunder storm and flash flooding, but this tends to dry up pretty quickly in the desert. 

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