Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park information
This national park is almost as big as Rhode Island. When you’re traversing Big Bend’s 1252 sq miles, you come to appreciate what ‘big’ really means. It’s a land of incredible diversity, vast enough to allow a lifetime of discovery, yet laced with enough well-placed roads and trails to permit short-term visitors to see a lot in two to three days.
Some of the best hikes depart from Chisos Basin. A challenging favorite is the 9 mile round-trip hike up Emory Peak, the highest point (at 7832 ft) in the park.