Top Big Bend Day Trips

Your trip to the Big Bend is going to be one to remember. The Big Bend Region derives its name from the path the Rio Grande follows along the US-Mexico border in southwest Texas. The wide open spaces and jaw dropping plateaus of the Big Bend region of Texas are a sight to see. Many people come to this region to view the mountains. Mountain ranges include the Guadalupe Mountains, Davis Mountains and Chisos Mountains. The highest peak is Guadalupe Peak near El Paso (Near is a relative term in the Big Bend it's actually over 100 miles away). All of the mountains ranges have state or national parks that allow for hiking and camping. The region is most noted for the Big Bend National Park however the many small towns in the area are must dos. You have to view the Marfa lights at night, stop by the soda shop in Fort Davis, visit the Fort Davis national historic site, explore the McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis, drive the Scenic Loop Drive near Fort Davis, see the El Paisano Hotel in Marfa and the nightlife in Alpin.

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