Big Bend in Photos

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

 

Chisos Mountains in Big Bend NP under storm clouds

Chisos Mountains in Big Bend NP

 

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

Santa Elena Canyon

 

The Rio Grande is running high in the Santa Elena canyon after lots of rain

Early morning in Santa Elena Canyon

 

Early morning reflection on the Rio Grande in the Santa Elena Canyon trail area

Rio Grande reflection

 

Historic buildings still stand near the Castolon Visitors center

The Castolon Historic District in Big Bend national Park

 

Looking back toward the flat part of the Grapevine Hills Trail

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

Balanced Rock viewpoint

 

The Rio Grande River is is muddy and running high after the rainy season in Big Bend at the Boquillas Canyon overlook

The Rio Grande at 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 Windows view at sunset

 

Big Bend is also a designated Dark Sky Park – for good reason.

The Milky way over Big Bend

 

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

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

Gifts of coins from the Day of the Dead celebration

 

The Lajitas Golf Resort is a peaceful green oasis bordered by Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande River

The Lajitas Golf Resort

 

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

Rose

Please note that my visit to the Big Bend area was hosted by Visit Big Bend but all content is my own

 

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