Big Bend National Park

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Cradled in the warm, southwestern elbow of Texas, the 801,163 acres of Big Bend National Park hang suspended above the deserts of northern Mexico. From the craggy, forested Chisos Mountains rising up to almost 8,000 feet to the flat, stark plains of the Chihuahuan Desert, Big Bend is one of the nation's most geographically diverse parks, with the kind of dramatic backdrop that inspired Hollywood's first Western sets. Visitors can ride the rapids of the Rio Grande, trek through the classic, Old West landscape, and marvel at the moonscape that skirts Boquillas, Mexico.

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Interpretive Activities
Information Center Park (National/State/Provincial) Tour–Sight
Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
Historic District/Site Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Scenic Drive/Tour Park (National/State/Provincial)
Chisos Basin Road
Scenic Drive/Tour Mountain–Sight Park (National/State/Provincial)
Chisos Basin
Information Center Geological Site Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Scenic Drive/Tour Trail/Path Mountain–Sight Park (National/State/Provincial)
Panther Junction Visitor Center
Information Center Park (National/State/Provincial)
Santa Elena Canyon
Body Of Water/Waterfall Geological Site Trail/Path Park (National/State/Provincial) Canyon
Mariscal Mine
Mine Park (National/State/Provincial)
Interpretive Activities
Information Center Park (National/State/Provincial) Tour–Sight

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120 V/60Hz; Type A plugs have two flat prongs. Type B plugs have the same two flat prongs with a third round prong; together the three form a triangular shape.

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