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A Couple of Visits to Big Bend National Park, TX

Some other pages at this site:

Antelope Canyon AZ
Arches National Park, UT
Bodie Ghost Town, CA
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, AZ
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Caverns of Sonora, TX
Devils Tower National Monument, WY
Glacier National Park, MT
Goblin Valley State Park, UT
Hanging Lake, CO
Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Mono Lake, CA
Mt Rainier National Park, WA
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
The Grand Tetons National Park, WY
Valley of Fire State Park, NV
Yellowstone National Park, WY

Yosemite National Park, CA

Zion National Park, UT

During winter trips to Arizona I stopped at Big Bend National Park. On different trips I've stayed in all three campgrounds, Rio Grande Village Campground, Chisos Basin, and Cottonwood. While reservations are possible for some sites at Rio Grande Village & Chisos Basin, Cottonwood is first come. Since it is an 80 mile drive into the park, I suggest getting there early, particularly during March, when Spring Breakers fill all the sites. All camping is dry, withe the exception of a concession run parking lot at Rio Grande Village. There are vault or flush toilets but no showers, although pay showers are available at the camp store at Rio Grande Village.

Some photos:

Site 64, Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend, TX


The Rio Grande Overlook A Cactus A Tunnel on the Campground Road Unmanned Souvenir "Booth"
The Bosquillas Overlook Bosquillas, Mexico Sunset

A Visit to Bosquillas, Mexico:

The Crossing Rules Looking At The Mexican Side The Ferry The Mules & Burros
Some Riders An Older Building Main Street A Church
Souvenir Stand Jose Falcon's Restaurant & Bar Fixing a Broken String
Playing & Singing Looking Across the Rio Grande Another Restaurant  

Around Rio Grande area:

Abandoned Buildings at the Hot Springs (A Store & Motel) Canoes on the River
A Mexican Shack A Tree Bird Nests Flowers
The Hot Spring Grasses along the Rio Grande
Rock Etching The Visiting Roadrunner  


Chisos Basin:

Site 44, Chisos Basin (Large 1MB version)


The Window Along the Trail Texas Mountain Laurel Along the Trail
The Window The Window A Tree Along the Trail

Cottonwood Campground:

Site 14 Bell's Virgo? Serious Birders Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Vermillion Flycatcher Vermillion Flycatcher Javelinas Javelinas


High Water Warning The Terlingua "Crossing" Santa Elena Canyon Santa Elena Canyon
Along the Trail The Fossil Seashells The View From the Top Desert Mountain
The Ranger Station At Castelon At Castelon the Store At Castelon
At Castelon At Castelon    

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