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Reviewed yesterday

The park is NOT closed during the shutdown. We found the Santa Elena Canyon, entry stations (no entry fees), and visitor stations closed. The lodge, restaurant, and all other areas were open. Advise to print maps/guides off the website as there are none available at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RichyTX
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From scenic vistas to towering mountains, a famous river, hot springs and awesome hiking, Big Bend National Park has it all! Even a dinosaur exhibit. Here you can get away from the crowds and get back to nature. Want to relax in natural hot spring...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very desert type landscape but a beautiful site in the winter. Not crowded in December so felt like we had the park to ourselves. Would be much too hot to visit in the winter because very little shade. Hiked trail along Rio Grande River which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SPooh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Start early and take plenty of water. The window trail is great, and the Sam Maxwell trail is the best and longest day trail. Stay off the Old Maverick Trail unless you have a cycle ! It will take an 1 hour to go 13...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vermillionroad59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss the hike past the Boquillas crossing. We almost didn't go, and what a shame that would have been--the light in the canyons in the afternoon was just magical! A word of warning, though--if you are hiking along the banks of the Rio Grande...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an unusually diverse park due to the sheer size and geography of the area. There are high elevations with forested mountains and also desert canyons. There are also ruins and ancient wall art you can see after easy to moderate hikes. I love...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank seekingrainydays
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spend a day at the park which is all the time we had. Need at least a week to do it justice. A fabulous park. Due to the government shut down thank you Mr Trump we missed some parts and the facilities were not as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deb F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the park was partially closed due to the shutdown, that did not stop the thrill of seeing it again, something I have done many times over many years. And on this visit, for the first time, I caught a brief glimpse of a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MHreviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our motorcycles out to beautiful Big Bend National Park in Texas to ride in the park and the surrounding areas. Absolutely a great time and beautiful place. We rented rooms at a motel between Study Butte and Terlingua off highway 118. Road our...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank barnieb1961
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This remote area of Texas is a geologic, environmental and historical treasure. Worth the journey. Read up on the place before you go for full enjoyment. Park rangers are awesome.

Date of experience: December 2018
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slbloome
14 January 2019|
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Response from Carol L | Reviewed this property |
Although there are many surrounding areas which are nice to visit a car is a necessity. The drive from Alpine/Marfa area to Presidio is a wonderful trip. You can cross over in to Mexico here with no problem (just bring your... More
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sonalib291
2 October 2018|
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Response from ELFDUDE | Reviewed this property |
Right on the border, however; we felt safe and enjoyed the amazing scenery! Bears are around but have no interest in Humans! The big concern are fires as the desert is so dry!
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anya w
8 September 2018|
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Response from Carol L | Reviewed this property |
MidMay will be hot not matter how you look at it. Depending not the age of the kids and wonder if you plan to camp. The lodge is always full
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