5 days in Big Bend National Park Itinerary

5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Lajitas Zipline and Closed Canyon. Step off the beaten path and head to Rio Grande Village Nature Trail and Ernst Tinaja Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Big Bend National Park: Big Bend Ranch State Park (in Presidio) and Many Stones (in Terlingua). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of El Camino Del Rio, identify plant and animal life at Dug Out Wells Picnic Area and Nature Trail, trek along Hoodoos Trailhead, and don't miss a visit to Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set.

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In May, daytime highs in Big Bend National Park are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Big Bend Ranch State Park, Many Stones
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Closed Canyon ©
Closed Canyon
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Lajitas Zipline
Rio Grande Village Nature Trail ©
Rio Grande Village Nature Trail

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