Greetings from Big Bend National Park

When people ask me about Big Bend National Park I say the place is overwhelming in all of its beauty. From the highest peaks to the shoreline of the Rio Grande River, one can find diversity as nowhere else. The birdlife and mammals, the setting sun at the base of ‘The Window,’ the stars at night, the desert and the mountaintop, all combine in breathtaking sights and sounds. It is a must that I visit Big Bend once a year, always in early April to celebrate my birthday.


Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park features broad expanses of Chihuahuan Desert shrubland and grassland interspersed with smaller areas of high-elevation woodland in the Chisos Mountains. Rugged rocks and deep canyons along the Rio Grande are among the park's most striking features; wetlands and springs add to the park's biological diversity. Visitors can explore the rugged trails, seek out the colorful array of birds and wildflowers, and spread out on a blanket after dark enjoying some of the darkest night skies in the country.

State(s): Texas

Established: 1935

“I can't think of any place more enjoyable. One forgets all cares and woes in the natural beauty of such places. Photo opportunities are limitless.”

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