18 days in Big Bend National Park Itinerary

18 days in Big Bend National Park Itinerary

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Big Bend National Park

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Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit and Hot Springs Historic District. Take a break from the city and head to Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail and Chihuahuan Desert. Change things up with these side-trips from Big Bend National Park: Big Bend Ranch State Park (in Presidio) and Terlingua (Many Stones, Ghost Town Texas, &more). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Lajitas Zipline, steep yourself in history at Homer Wilson Ranch, make a trip to Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cattail Falls Trail.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park trip itinerary planner.

In May, daily temperatures in Big Bend National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Terlingua, Big Bend Ranch State Park
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Chihuahuan Desert ©
Chihuahuan Desert
Lajitas Zipline ©
Lajitas Zipline
Ernst Tinaja Trail ©
Ernst Tinaja Trail

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