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South Rim Trail Big Bend National Park

The best hike in Big Bend National Park is the South Rim Trail. It's also been called one of the lower 48's top one day hikes! Laurence Parent who wrote the guide Hiking Big Bend National Park says it's probably the classic hike of Texas and any Texas hiker worth his or her salt will someday try to hike the South Rim. The South Rim Trail Big Bend hike is 6.3 miles one way with…

What to Do in Big Bend National Park

In typical Texas fashion, Big Bend National Park is massive. Over 800,000 remote acres are tucked into the western section of the state, much of it just across from the Mexican border. Elevation ranges run from 2,000 feet at the Rio Grande River to nearly 8,000 feet at the top of Emory Peak. Massive canyons, vast expanses of desert, forested mountains and 118 miles of river frontage along the Rio Grande make up Big Bend…

A Very Scenic Section Of Highway 170 In West Texas

West Texas Road Trip: Presidio to Lajitas

A scenic west Texas road trip took us well off the beaten path. Although we had an itinerary, it was loose enough that we could change plans - and that's exactly what we did when we had a closer look at the map. Instead of rushing to Terlingua, a ghost mining town made famous by discoveries of quick silver (mercury), we meandered down Route 67 to Presidio, a much larger town than the map would…

Terlingua In West Texas

West Texas Towns – 3 Unique Ones Worth a Visit

A trip to visit small west Texas towns isn't high on most people's travel wish list. Yet our spring trip to discover Big Bend National Park took us through three unique west Texas towns that are well worth a visit - Marfa, Marathon and Terlingua. All three west Texas towns had much more to offer than their small populations would suggest. We found some truly lovely hotels, excellent dining options and lots of worthwhile side-trips…

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