6 days in Big Bend National Park Itinerary

6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dug Out Wells Picnic Area and Nature Trail and Lajitas Zipline. Get in touch with nature at Ernst Tinaja Trail and Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Indian Head Trail in Terlingua (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: hike along Closed Canyon, explore the fascinating landscape at Chihuahuan Desert, take in breathtaking views at Tuff Canyon Trail, and admire the sheer force of Cattail Falls Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park day trip site .

In October, daytime highs in Big Bend National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Indian Head Trail
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Closed Canyon
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Ernst Tinaja Trail
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Cattail Falls Trail

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