Big Bend National Park Journals

4 week's exploring Texas by auto

A November 2003 trip to Big Bend National Park by grantravler

Quote: We drove into the Park from the town of Alpine, which we used as a base to come and go from the Park. We traveled through beautiful and flowering desert basins, over 7,000 ft. high canyons. The scenery was breathtaking, and wildlife was all around

4 week's exploring Texas by auto

Overview

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The time of year we visited the park was after a heavy rainstorm/flood three weeks before, thus we saw this remote scenic area covered in green and flowering wild shrubs not normally seen that time of year. We haven't ever enjoyed having the thrill of two javalinas trotting along beside the car as they were crossing the road. Didn't have my camera ready for the many bird sightings. Butterflies everywhere. We hiked down a trail leading us right up to the Rio Grande just across from MX. There waiting for us was a Mexican wanting to sell us a 'walking stick' for . He would walk it accross the river to us! We declined. Quick Tips: Plan on at least three days to begin to really see this nat...Read More

Chisos Mountains Lodge

Hotel | "Chisos Mountains Lodge (Basin Station)"

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Two story/with stairs. Nice, clean and quiet. Trails around the lodge. Small store for last minute supplies. Restaurant within walking distance. Excellent food, service, and view.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 15, 2004

Chisos Mountains Lodge
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park, Texas
(432) 477-2291

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Large room with comfortable furniture. Clean, and I was very satisfied. Also a good laundry room down the hall. The breakfast they serve was pretty good. Had enough so they didn't run out like some other motels we've been at.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 15, 2004

Best Western Alpine Classic Inn
2401 East Highway 90
Big Bend National Park, Texas

Chisos Mountain Restaurant

Restaurant | "Chisos Mountain Restarant"

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We had to wait a bit but worth the dinner. Servers were very polite and attentive. The whole atmosphere is so beautiful and the walls are windows, allowing you to view the mountains rising above you all around and watch the sun set. If we had eaten breakfastn there we could have sat out on the decks and watched the sunrise.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 15, 2004

Chisos Mountain Restaurant
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park, Texas 79834
(432) 477-2291