7 days in Big Bend National Park & Terlingua Itinerary

7 days in Big Bend National Park & Terlingua Itinerary

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Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park

— 3 nights
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 day by day itinerary now includes El Camino Del Rio, Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit and The Balanced Rock. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail and Pine Canyon Trail. Get in touch with nature at Chihuahuan Desert and Tuff Canyon Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Ernst Tinaja Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dug Out Wells Picnic Area and Nature Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Mine Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park holiday planner.

Houston to Big Bend National Park is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Houston in April: highs in Big Bend National Park hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Terlingua.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Terlingua

— 3 nights
Terlingua is a mining district and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Brewster County, Texas, United States. You've now added Big Bend Stables to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Ghost Town Texas, look for all kinds of wild species at Big Bend Stables, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Murphy St. Raspa and then get outside with Rock Hunting in the Big Bend of Texas with Teri Smith.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Terlingua day trip website.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Terlingua in 1.5 hours. April in Terlingua sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Terlingua

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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