"Underappreciated National Treasure" Top 5 Page for this destination Big Bend National Park by zrim

Big Bend National Park Travel Guide: 187 reviews and 425 photos

As scenic as any National Park

Big Bend National Park is not the easiest of destinations. No convenient airports or highways for that matter. It takes some planning to get there. But it is worth the effort. The desert and mountains are otherworldly. It is a peaceful and desolate place. Great for birdwatching, hiking and if you are lucky you might see some bigger mammals (we saw four coyotes and a troop of javelinas.)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:not many visitors, easy to get away from people
  • Cons:can get awfully hot in the summer
  • In a nutshell:It is a magical place, ruggededly beautiful
  • Last visit to Big Bend National Park: Jan 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2007 at 7:42 AM

    Nice photos Phil, Spectacular scenery. But need more information.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2006 at 11:32 AM

    We're moving to Texas this summer--maybe we'll see this beautiful park one day soon!!

  • madamx's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2005 at 11:03 PM

    Really beautiful pictures; hoping to make it to Big Bend on our Texas roadtrip ~ Helen

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2003 at 9:27 AM

    There, I am back to your great page on Big Bend! Excellent picts!

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2003 at 3:17 AM

    This looks like a wonderful 'off the beathen path' destination. Lovely pics.

  • Jul 26, 2003 at 7:30 PM

    I feel the same way about Big Bend. It?s amazing what one can achieve when effort is applied.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2003 at 9:10 AM

    Loved the pic of the coyotes. Not sure what javelinias are.

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2003 at 5:39 PM

    This area is just amazing and I can't wait to visit. Spectacular views on both sides of the border. I'll take a glass of wine under the stars:-) Wouldn't like to run into those coyotes though.

  • musti72's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2003 at 7:05 AM

    When I was there it was really hot, but worth the trip! Big Bend is amazing! Great pictures!

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2003 at 6:42 AM

    Incredible place.. hope to see it one day. Nature at it's best..


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