Big Bend National Park

November 27, 2013 by


If you’re seeking isolation, and you like starry skies, Big Bend National Park needs to be on your list of next adventures. Located in south west Texas, this park sometimes falls off the radar, leaving the crowds at Yellowstone and making Big Bend the perfect place for a peaceful retreat.

In this part of Texas, the Sierra del Caballo Muerto (Texas) mountains and the Sierra del Carmen (Mexico) mountains soar high into the sky, and help to form the deep walls of the Boquillas canyons and it’s majestic Rio Grande River.

The landscape here is diverse and it’s wildlife is no different. Big Bend National Park is home to over 400 desert and migratory bird species, including the elusive Peregrine falcon.

Possibly one of Big Bend’s most attractive points is it’s night sky, piercing black, and speckled with diamonds. On a clear night, lay a blanket out and count the 2000+ stars one by one.

If you’re seeking some high adrenaline activities, take a float down the action packed Rio Grande rapids. Half day, full day, and overnight trips can be arranged.

Be sure to get out on a desert hike also. Try working your way up Window Peaks trail which offers picture perfect landscapes.

Entry fees cost $20 for cars,  and $10 for each individual. Passes are good for 7 days.

Visit the NPS website for camping and lodging information and start planning your next escape.

Photo Source: Flickr/roberthensley

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