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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Terlingua and Ghost Town Texas. Change things up with these side-trips from Big Bend National Park: Big Bend Ranch State Park (in Presidio) and Terlingua Trading Company (in Terlingua). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, trek along Lost Mine Trail, contemplate the long history of Hot Springs Historic District, and stroll through Sam Nail Ranch.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park driving holiday planning app .

In September, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Terlingua, Big Bend Ranch State Park
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Big Bend Ranch State Park
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Chisos Mountains
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Santa Elena Canyon

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