I have been posting many individual Big Bend photos from my recent visit to the Big Bend National Park area of Texas. I have gathered them all up along with a few other favorites into this one post for your enjoyment and reference. Here is my best of the Big Bend area in 25 photos.
The road less traveled in Big Bend National Park leading into the Chisos Mountains
The Chihuahuan desert and the Chisos Mountains
Chisos Mountains in Big Bend NP under storm clouds
The Chisos Mountains are the only mountain range that exist completely within the boundaries of a US National Park
An ocotillo plant frames a view of the Cerro Castellan peak
On the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
Santa Elena Canyon overlook at sunrise
The Rio Grande is running high in the Santa Elena canyon after lots of rain
Early morning reflection on the Rio Grande in the Santa Elena Canyon trail area
Historic buildings still stand near the Castolon Visitors center
Looking back toward the flat part of the Grapevine Hills Trail
The Balance Rock at the end of the Grapevine Hills trail
Looking out across the desert through the Balanced Rock view point
The Rio Grande River is is muddy and running high after the rainy season in Big Bend at the Boquillas Canyon overlook
A particularly colorful sunset at the Sotol Vista
The Windows Nature Trail in the Chisos basin gives a perfect view of The Window, especially at sunset.
Big Bend is also a designated Dark Sky Park – for good reason.
Couldn’t get enough of seeing the full Milky Way from horizon to horizon
Eve’s Garden B&B is a colorful and tasty place to stay in nearby Marathon, TX
Unexpected floral greenery at the Gage Gardens in Marathon, TX
Terlingua Ghost Town is best known for its annual Chili Cook Off, but it is also a fun place to visit at other times of the year
At the historic cemetery in Terlingua you will find gifts of coins from the Day of the Dead celebration scattered throughout
The Lajitas Golf Resort is a peaceful green oasis bordered by Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande River
The orderly grave mounds at the historic Lajitas cemetery.
The scenic drive in Big Bend Ranch State park follows the meandering Rio Grande River
Thanks for visiting
Please note that my visit to the Big Bend area was hosted by Visit Big Bend but all content is my own