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Big Bend National Park

Located in a remote area of Texas, Big Bend Park gets fewer visitors than other National Parks, but it is WELL worth the visit! Due to the large number of photos taken here between Monday, 12-Dec-05 and Saturday 17-Dec-05, this week is divided into several sections by location in the Park. Just click on the links below to see the photos: Central portion of Park (Chisos mountains, Chisos Basin, and base camp) For photos of "The Hike" click here Eastern end of Park (Rio Grande Village and river, Boquillas Canyon, Hot Springs, and Mexico) Western end of Park (Grapevine Spring, Homer Wilson Ranch, Cottonwood and Santa Elena Canyon and Rio Grande river) Big Bend National Park web site Big Bend National Park map (pdf) Big Bend is perhaps the most remote park in the 48 contiguous states. It is some 100 miles south of I-10 between El Paso and San Antonio. For this reason, most visitors seem to be Texans or international visitors. While I have always wanted to see Big Bend, the opportunity did not come until I retired! The north end of the park is primarily Chihuahuan desert with many fossil beds and is also very interesting! At the end of my stay in the Park, I left to the north and encountered a rare "Sea of Fog", a term I learned while living in Switzerland in the late 60s. Return to previous page