Texas National Parks

If you’re looking for a way to take a break from the chaos of your everyday life, relax, and reconnect with nature, a trip to a national park may be just the thing for you. Many states in the USA boast beautiful and truly unique national parks that are worth visiting, and Texas is not an exception.

Big Bend and the Guadalupe Mountains are the two national parks in Texas. Both are located in the western part of the state and feature unique geological formations, hiking trails, historic sites, and a rich variety of flora and fauna. Although often overlooked by tourists, these Texas national parks are perfect for those who seek peace and tranquility, as well as for active holiday lovers.

Big Bend National Park borders the Rio Grande River and takes up more than 800,000 acres of land. It offers its visitors a variety of entertainments including camping, hiking, fishing, and canoeing. Bird-watching is especially popular here as the park has more than 450 species of birds.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park that sits to the east of El Paso is known for its numerous hiking trails, including the Devil’s Hall Trail (4.2 miles), Guadalupe Peak Trail (8.4 miles), and The Bowl Trail (9 miles). Camping, backpacking, and horse riding are also among the popular activities in the park.

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