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Big Bend National Park, Alpine

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  • Big Bend is, at this time of year, dry and brown but the m mountains are beautiful and all of the facilities top notch. Clean, clean bathrooms and good roads. This is paradise for those who like to ca...  more »
  • This NP has been on my bucket list for a while now but due to its remoteness it has never fitted in with our previous trips, until now on our 3,000 mile RV trip! An absolutely amazing place, great hik...  more »
  • Beautiful scenery , not as crowded as other parks. Big bend is a must see if you like remote locations. Staying in Alpine or Marathon makes long day of driving though.  more »
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  • This place is phenomenal, if you are up for a hiking with a great scenery this is your place to go. The Chisos restaurant has very tasty options that you don’t want to miss after a trailing walk. All the people at the resort is super nice and very friendly. I feel blessed by having known them. Please come and support this park so that it becomes one of the main attractions in the states!
  • Absolutely beautiful! Tons of very well made trails let you hike for hours and hours. I cannot express how beautiful the scenery is. I only got to stay three days but will never forget seeing the sun set every night. I do advise bringing sun screen and bug spray. Quite a few trails lack much in the way of trees and shade.
  • I have visited over 20 national parks all over the United States - from the Virginian Appalachian to the Utah canyons - and Big Bend was hands down my favorite place. Huge and so out of the way that only dedicated adventurers visited (unless it's spring or fall break), this place is an awesome oasis in the middle of a giant desert. However, it's also one the few parks - like Death Valley - where driving was a huge part of the experience. Visitor centers and hikes are hours of driving away from each other, so be ready for that.
  • The customer service in this place is amazing, very friendly, and informative; always there to answer questions with a smile on their face. The trails are beautiful, especially the viewing area for "The Window" where you can see some wonderful sunsets. Would recommend; though if you go, don't do so in summer, unless you take lots of water and sunscreen.
  • We spent 3 full days and would have liked 2 more. We were there in late July, and due to the heat, practically had the park to ourselves! The park is enormous and the drives, hikes, and activities are diverse. Don't miss the fossil exhibit. In the summer, hike early and take lots of water, like they warn, but don't be scared off. The crossing at Boquillos was the only thing i won't do again if I were to replay our three days, but each of the hikes brought us to new and different vistas. Sunsets were spectacular.

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