Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is about nine hours from Houston, Texas. Entrance fee to the park is only $30 and it gives you daily access for a week. We camped out (with a tent) at the Rio Grande Village Campground and it was only $14 a night. There are restrooms at the campground and showers are only a short drive away. Make sure to bring plenty of quarters. To take a shower it's $2 in quarters and that gives you access to take a shower for five minutes!! 

Big Bend National Park will forever have a special place in my heart. I camped in a tent, hiked some trails, rock climbed, had numerous jeep tours by my AWESOME friend Jennifer, visited Boquilla's, Mexico and the unique city of Terlingua, star gazed and so much more. To say that I like Big Bend National Park is an understatement, I LOVE it!!! This place is over 800,000 acres!!! There is SO much to explore here. The pictures that I'm sharing doesn't do it justice. You need to see it for yourself.

                          Ernst Tinaja Trail

This trail was an easy hike as it was only one mile round trip!! The cliffs shown here consist of yellow, grey and reddish-brown limestone that are about 450 feet thick.  I was in awe of the beauty that surrounded me. 


                         Boquilla's, Mexico

Right next to the park near the Rio Grande Village is a small town called Boquilla's, Mexico. Make sure to bring your passport! After going through customs we were escorted across the river by boat. It's $5 dollars per person to cross by boat. To get to the small town you can choose to ride a truck, horse or donkey. We chose to ride by donkey! What a fun and unique experience that was. Donkey ride was also $5 per person. We ate lunch at Jose Falcon's Restaurant & Bar. This restaurant had breathtaking views of mountains and the Rio Grande River. Get ready to take a lot of photos. Keep in mind all of the fees help sustain the families of this small town.

Boquilla's, Mexico

This small town lives off of the tourism from Big Bend. There are a lot of beautiful handmade items that you can purchase to help support the locals. 

Balanced Rock

This hike is only 2 miles round trip and leads up to this giant rock that is balancing perfectly on top. The views at the top are amazing!!

Window Trail

Make sure to stop by the Basin to witness this beauty here.  

"Keep close to Nature's heart and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean"

John Muir