Big Bend is a land of strong beauty, often savage and always imposing.
Big Bend is one of the more interesting but least visited national parks in the United States. There’s good reason for that. Big Bend is not an easy place to get to.
It is not right off any super highway which means you better know where to turn to get there. And, it’s a good idea to start with a full tank of gas because there’s no close place to fill up when the gas gauge nears E.
Once there, the solitude and beauty of the place is overwhelming.
It is desert
It is rock formations
and canyons, all formed millions of years ago by volcanic activity.
It is green valleys along the Rio Grande,
the narrow, shallow river that serves as the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
It is native grasses swaying in the wind
and here and there an abandoned ranch or dwelling where a family once lived. It is hard to imagine surviving in such a challenging environment.
Big Bend is sunriseand sunset and so much more, but that can wait for another day. Do come back to share the grandeur and mystery of this captivating national treasure.
i so appreciate your visit and especially the comments you leave behind