Big Bend National Park Texas

A Photo Journey Through the Breathtaking Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is one of the largest and most remote national parks in the lower 48 United States. Even the drive in takes your breath away; suddenly you’re surrounded by endless stretches of spectacular landscape consisting of majestic mountains, desert plants, and indigenous animals. The park, which covers more then 800,000 acres, encompasses the largest protected area of the Chihuahuan Desert – the largest desert in North America. Located in West Texas, the massive Rio Grande river runs through the park and makes up about 1,000 miles of the Texas-Mexico border. With hundreds of hikes and endless vistas, Big Bend National Park is an experience that should not be missed. Below, follow along on our photo journey through Big Bend:


Big Bend National Park Texas
The drive on Highway 385, heading south from Marathon to Big Bend
Big Bend National Park Texas
The entrance to the park
Big Bend National Park Texas
Killer vistas at every turn
Big Bend National Park Texas
Impressive rock formations along the Grapevine Trail
Big Bend National Park Texas
Grapevine trail (below) is a 1.25 mile hike through the rocky Chihuahuan Desert
Big Bend National Park Texas
After an upward climb, Grapevine Trail leads to this incredible rock formation called Balanced Rock
Big Bend National Park Texas
Up close look at Balanced Rock
Big Bend National Park Texas
Rocks so old they’re wrinkly!
Big Bend National Park Texas
Layers of Earth
Big Bend National Park Texas
Cacti in the biologically diverse Chihuahuan Desert
Big Bend National Park Texas
Vista views
Big Bend National Park Texas
Dry desert
Big Bend National Park Texas
Trail signs to the hot springs and Rio Grande river
Big Bend National Park Texas
The General Store, near the Historic Hot Springs
Big Bend National Park Texas
Limestone formations
Big Bend National Park Texas
Hot springs + Rio Grande

 

Big Bend National Park Texas
The Rio Grande
Big Bend National Park Texas
Hot Springs
Big Bend National Park Texas
Hot Springs trail
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