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Hot Springs Historic District

Big Bend National Park, TX
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Interesting history and an easy hike!

The hike is easy, but the drive can make backseat drivers a bit nervous. It was actually too hot... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cary W
Seattle, Washington
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Natural Hot Springs in Big Bend

A well marked, but gravel off road trail, not suitable for small or close to the ground cars, off... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Spring, Texas
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These hot springs were the first area of the National Park to be inhabited by homesteaders in 1909.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The hike is easy, but the drive can make backseat drivers a bit nervous. It was actually too hot, weather wise, to go into the hot springs, but they looked very inviting for a cooler day.

Thank Cary W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A well marked, but gravel off road trail, not suitable for small or close to the ground cars, off of The Ross Maxwell Scenic drive located in Big Bend National Park to the South on your way to The Rio Grande Campground. The trail starts...More

1  Thank Back4morefun
Reviewed 6 days ago

This short hike is just a mile (.5 miles each way) and pretty flat. You get a great glimpse of some of the historic buildings, including an old hotel and store. Along the trail, you can stop in for a swim in the 105° hot...More

Thank loveyoumoretoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to take a dip in the hot springs; but,we were disappointed when we got there. The water has a stinky smell to it and its color doesn't look inviting at all, though there were a few other people who were swimming in...More

Thank l3lessed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked the short distance to the Hot Springs, but there were people crowded in the springs. Mostly kids jumping in and not getting out. Needless to say, we weren't able to get in. However, we hiked on past the springs to a less populated...More

1  Thank Wade W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the iconic locations at Big Bend and fairly easy to get to by car but it is about 2 miles down a gravel road. The road is passable with pretty much any car, I did it in a VW Passat, but...More

2  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This was a neat area of the park, but there were only a few signs explaining what things were. I was hoping to get a little more information on how the area came to be, etc. also, the actually hot spring was nice but we...More

Thank Brenna R
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Worth going. There is pictographs on the way to the springs. Water temperature is 105F. Great after all the hiking.

Thank gggg1234
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The Springs offer a great spot to some a relax after a long day of hiking. Once you've had enough of the hot water (if it is a hot day) you can jump into the Rio Grande behind the springs for some cool water.

Thank Cody H
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This part of the park has exposed sedimentary layers and fossils everywhere. My daughters were over the moon. The loop was about a mile and then we hiked the 1/4 mile to the Langford site and got in the hot springs pool, which was quite...More

1  Thank Jen B
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