Big Bend National Park is a Tourist Attraction in Texas

Big Bend National Park

One of the most admired wilderness areas in Texas, Big Bend National Park is in the southwestern part of the state on the border with Mexico about the big bend in the Rio Grande from which it takes its name. Lying at altitudes of between 1,870 feet and 7,875 feet, it's made up of three diverse zones: the valley of the Rio Grande, the desolate landscape of the Chihuahuan Desert, and the Chisos Mountains. It's appreciation to this variety that the park is habitat to more than 400 species of birds, plus golden eagles and roadrunners, along with more than 1,100 kinds of plants. The park boasts 240 miles of climbing trails, ranging from the five-mile-long Lost Mine Trail with its gorgeous views to the 17-mile-long Window Trail through the Chisos Mountains. The other grand attractions are the three canyons on the Rio Grande - the Mariscal, Boquillas, and Santa Elena Canyons - with their rock faces increasing up to 1,650 feet over the river; and the Chisos Mountains with the 7,835-foot-tall Emory Peak and its wild gorges, steep rock faces, and temperate valleys.


Big Bend National Park is a Tourist Attraction in Texas

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