Big Bend National Park is located in southwestern Texas, along the Texas-Mexico border. This national park offers hiking, camping, birding, rafting and more.
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Where is Big Bend National Park Located?
Big Bend National Park is in southwest Texas and includes the entire Chisos mountain range and a large swath of the Chihuahuan Desert. Big Bend officially became a national park on June 12, 1944.
Big Bend National Park Facts & Information:
|Location||Chihuahuan Desert, Texas, United States|
|Coordinates||29°15′0″N 103°15′0″WCoordinates: 29°15′0″N 103°15′0″W|
|Area||801,163 acres (3,242.19 km2)|
|Established||June 12, 1935|
|Visitors||463,832 (in 2019)|
|Best time to visit Big Bend National Park||The spring or the fall|
|Closest City||Terlingua, Alpine|
Best Thing to Do in Big Bend National Park
Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Hiking Santa Elena Canyon, Santa Elena Canyon overlook, Tuff Canyon, Burro Mesa, see the Mule Ears, sotol vista overlook, Hike the Window Trail, Hike the Lost Mine Trail, Hike the Chisos Basin Loop, Emory Peak, the Highest Point In Big Bend, Hike the South Rim Trail, Rio Grande Hot Springs, Visit Boquillas Del Carmen, Rio Grande Village Nature Trail, Boquillas Canyon Overlook, Hike the Boquillas Canyon Trail, Rio Grande Overlook, Ernst Tinaja, Fossil Discovery Exhibit, Hike To Balanced Rock, Go On A Rio Grande Canoe Trip, Go Star Gazing, Terlingua Ghost Town, Visit Big Bend Ranch State Park, Hike the Ernst Tinaja Trail, Enjoy the view from Emory Peak, Hike the South Rim Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Hike Santa Elena Canyon, Hike to Balanced Rock, the Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Go star gazing, Soak in the Rio Grande Hot Springs.