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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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This large desert makes up most of Big Bend National Park.

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There's a lot of it!

While we are "greenery" type people, we did enjoy seeing the vastness of this desert. It just goes on for miles and miles. You can study the different cacti. We managed to see a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
houstonnative47
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Chihuahuan Desert is a huge part of Big Bend National Park. And while Big Bend may not have the green grass and trees of some parks, it has a beauty all its own in the various types of cacti, animals and rocks of the Chihuahuan Desert. It's hot there. Don't be caught without plenty of water.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

While we are "greenery" type people, we did enjoy seeing the vastness of this desert. It just goes on for miles and miles. You can study the different cacti. We managed to see a rattlesnake, many tarantulas and a road runner too. It is really hot here so make sure that you have plenty of water with you.

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Chihuahuan Desert, one of the four main deserts of the American Southwest, makes up much of Big Bend National Park and, along with the Chisos Mountains and Rio Grande, is one of the three highlights of the park. Besides what one sees of Chihuahuan Desert within the park, one will experience even more of it on the long drive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Not much to see really but just knowing your driving through one of the biggest dessert in the "World" is crazy! It's a long "hot" drive through the the dessert to get to the Big Bend park. Very scenic. However as your reached higher elevations things cooled down. Up to 5,000 ft high in places. Much cooler. It's a must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a wonderful place to relax... some great trails to explore and even more amazing views.. recommended visit

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

My husband and I enjoyed hiking on trails in the Chihuahuan Desert of Big Bend National Park. Two our favorite trails were Mule Ears Spring Trail and the Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail.

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Byhalia, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The desert was impressive. We saw mule deer, roadrunners, and jackrabbits. We also saw a lot of blooming cacti, Century plants and Sotols. The geology is stunning. Be prepared for the heat and the vast distances.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail is a great short easy loop for just about all ages. Make sure the kids know about cactus and their ability to reach out and touch you! Lots of desert fauna to see along this well maintained trail. At only .5 mile there are several informative signs on desert ecology. Trailhead is at Dugout Wells,... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Great for sunset viewing on Sierra del Carmen. Lots of shade and several areas to picnic at Dugout Wells. We grilled pork chops and shared a bottle of wine to watch the sun set. Wonderful spot in this little oasis. Good history and a nice walk through the desert.

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Hemphill, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Pretty nice big Bend is huge lots to look at we went for the day and hopefully we will be able to hold back and see more

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