Big Bend National Park, Texas

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Top Camping Spots in and near Big Bend National Park

  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike the Outer Mountain Loop

    32 mi / 5000 ft gain
    The Outer Mountain Loop is a 3-day hike in Big Bend National Park. It traditionally starts at the trailhead in the Chisos Basin, leaving the Lodge area by way of the Pinnacles Trail. You then follow the Boot Canyon Trail to the Juniper Canyon Trail, which leads out of the Chisos Mountains to the ...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike South Rim Trail Boot Springs Trail

    11 mi / 2 ft gain
    Emory Peak via South Rim Trail and Boot Springs Trail is a 14.9 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Big Bend National Park, TX.
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Backpack to the Southeast Rim of the Chisos

    14 mi / 1600 ft gain
    This 14 mile loop provides incredible views of the Chisos mountains. This hike can be done in a day, but to really take in the scenery, stay overnight and experience the incredible cliffs overlooking Mexico. You can add on an extra 2 mile by doing the Emory Peak trail which gets you to the top o...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Camp at Nugent Mountain

    Nugent Mountain is a very handsome butte and Big Bend is a great place to go get some splendid desert solitude and recharge your good vibes. This campsite, NM1, is the perfect spot to relax and get a great practice in.NM1 is one of the park's many backcountry, car camp sites. You will need to get...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Chisos Mountains Loop

    5.0
    15.3 mi / 3737 ft gain
    Most people don’t know that there are 8,000-foot peaks in Texas, but in the exceptionally remote southwest corner of the Lone Star State, Big Bend National Park’s Chisos Mountains soar high over the Chihuahuan Desert. The South Rim of the mountain bowl features a few backcountry sites that allow ...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Window Trail in Big Bend

    4.6
    4.21 mi / 500 ft gain
    The Window Trail is one of the most popular hikes in Big Bend National Park. Whether you're visiting for a day or camping at one of the sites in the park, the Window Trail is a hike worth doing, and can be done in just a couple of hours at a leisurely pace. The Window itself is a V-shaped canyon ...
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  • Terlingua, Texas

    Boomerang Float in Santa Elena Canyon

    5.0
    With a small group of people, canoes and kayaks, and one vehicle the boomerang trip (paddling against the current, then floating back downstream) up Santa Elena Canyon is the best option for floating the prettiest section of the Rio Grande while simultaneously avoiding pesky outfitters and the he...
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  • Terlingua, Texas

    Raft through Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend

    21 mi
    Five days prior to Labor Day weekend of 2017 we were the crazy ones who decided to raft on the Rio Grande when we heard it jumped up to a flow of 10,000 cubic feet per second. This was one of the first times in 10 years that the water had ever been this high.  The 3 of us had canoed this stretch ...
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