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Chihuahuan Desert

Big Bend National Park, TX
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Lot of Life in the Desert

The Big Bend National Park contains the Chisos Mountains and the northern part of the Chihuahuan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan T
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Lewisville, Texas
Don't let this dry wasteland fool you!

We saw javelinas, coyotes, and roadrunners! This dessert was overgrazed by settlers and has earned... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Mar R
,
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Big Bend National Park contains the Chisos Mountains and the northern part of the Chihuahuan Desert. We visited in early March and had very pleasant conditions for hiking and sight seeing. We managed to spot some wildlife that we don't generally see in our...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We saw javelinas, coyotes, and roadrunners! This dessert was overgrazed by settlers and has earned it's nickname, El Despobado!

Thank Mar R
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This was not on our bucket list of places to see in Big Bend National Park but we were on our way to Boquillas Canyon and the sign for Dugout Wells showed a picnic table and it was lunchtime. What a great surprise! We sat...More

Thank OtPot
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Chihuahuan Desert is a huge part of Big Bend National Park. And while Big Bend may not have the green grass and trees of some parks, it has a beauty all its own in the various types of cacti, animals and rocks of the...More

Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 12 January 2017

While we are "greenery" type people, we did enjoy seeing the vastness of this desert. It just goes on for miles and miles. You can study the different cacti. We managed to see a rattlesnake, many tarantulas and a road runner too. It is really...More

Thank houstonnative47
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Chihuahuan Desert, one of the four main deserts of the American Southwest, makes up much of Big Bend National Park and, along with the Chisos Mountains and Rio Grande, is one of the three highlights of the park. Besides what one sees of Chihuahuan...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Not much to see really but just knowing your driving through one of the biggest dessert in the "World" is crazy! It's a long "hot" drive through the the dessert to get to the Big Bend park. Very scenic. However as your reached higher elevations...More

Thank Lizardia
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a wonderful place to relax... some great trails to explore and even more amazing views.. recommended visit

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 May 2016

My husband and I enjoyed hiking on trails in the Chihuahuan Desert of Big Bend National Park. Two our favorite trails were Mule Ears Spring Trail and the Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail.

Thank M J
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The desert was impressive. We saw mule deer, roadrunners, and jackrabbits. We also saw a lot of blooming cacti, Century plants and Sotols. The geology is stunning. Be prepared for the heat and the vast distances.

Thank Evelyn C
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