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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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.
Get some historical perspective at Homer Wilson Ranch and Castolon Historic District. Explore hidden gems such as Cattail Falls Trail and Ernst Tinaja Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Big Bend National Park: Terlingua (Many Stones, Ghost Town Texas, & more) and Big Bend Ranch State Park (in Presidio). There's much more to do: hike along Closed Canyon, whizz through the canopy at Lajitas Zipline, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pine Canyon Trail, and see the interesting displays at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park day trip planning app .

In May, daily temperatures in Big Bend National Park can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Terlingua, Big Bend Ranch State Park
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Closed Canyon
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Lajitas Zipline
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Cattail Falls Trail

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