There is so much to see and do in Big Bend National Park. One hike in particular that you won’t want to miss is the Lost Mine Trail. This moderately difficult, out-and-back hike is great for families with young (but fairly capable) hikers and will keep you captivated the entire way before giving way to breathtaking views!
Guadalupe Mountains National Park ranks as one of the least attended parks in the United States. Perhaps one reason for the light attendance is that most of the sights in the park require a bit of hiking. For those that are willing to strap on their boots and get on the trail, they are in for a great experience!
The Devil’s Hall Trail is one of several moderately difficult trails in the park. We hiked it as a family in early 2018 and highly recommend it!
In 2017, Big Bend National Park had over 442,641 visitors, making 2017 its busiest year on record! Park visits were especially high during the month of March when the weather is typically mild, the cacti are in bloom and many are on spring break.
Big Bend is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It offers visitors spectacular scenic vistas, hundreds of miles of hiking trails and roads for exploring, the mighty Rio Grande River for float trips and some of the darkest night skies in the lower 48. We thoroughly enjoyed our recent trip and wished we had more time in this amazing park!