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Big Bend National Park is a geologic wonderland. The park includes Mariscal Mountain, the southernmost expression of the Rocky Mountains in the United States, and part of the Ouachita Mountains, which run east-west and are considered an extension of the Appalachian Mountains. It includes the Chisos Mountains, formed by volcanic activity over 30 million years ago, and it includes limestone formed when North America had an inland sea stretching from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, covering Texas. Along the western side of the park, the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive runs south-west from the base of the Chisos Mountains to the Rio Grande River. The drive was designed by Ross Maxwell, a geologist and the park’s first superintendent, who wanted to highlight many of the geologic features in the park. The drive provides great views of the Chisos Mountains, Goat Mountain, Mules Ears peaks, and many others. The Sotol Vista overlook provides an amazing view of the entire western side of the park, and it is a great spot to watch the sun set. The road also runs past the Castolon Historic District, a cavalry outpost in the early 1900s that now serves as a visitor center with historic buildings and displays. The Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive ends at Santa Elena Canyon. It’s one of three canyons in the park that are carved by the Rio Grande River. There’s a great little hike that leads you back into the canyon, and it was one of my favorite things in the park. The limestone walls tower 1500’ above you on either side (one in Mexico, one in the US), and it was really amazing to see.
Big Bend was a whole different, much greener world than on New Year's
Big bend national park, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. One of the best drive in big bend. #bigbendnationalpark #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #natgeo #roadtrip #landscape #texasclouds #skycolors #texas #nature #naturelovers #driving #cardrive
A view like this would make a great tattoo. 😉 Desert fun and Chisos Mountains never disappoint. #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #womenintheoutdoors #bigbendnps #optoutside #bigbendnationalpark #chisosmountains
Incredible day yesterday exploring the Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend and taking the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive! . Big Bend National Park is unbelievably vast and beautiful and the best part is that it hasn’t become a commercial tourist spot! It’s an amazing experience to stop and everything to be perfectly silent! No traffic in the distance, humming of a fridge, all the background noise is gone and we can’t remember the last time we had that pleasure! 👫🎒 x . #bigbend #bigbendnationalpark #santaelenacanyon #travel #adventure #instatravel #experience #awakethesoul #silence #offgrid #rossmaxwellscenicdrive
Most beautiful sunset I have ever seen... (3 of 3) #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #mytexas tour #bigbendnationalpark #texas 🧢 tip to #joshabbottband
Early sunset (1of 3) from #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #mytexas tour #bigbendnationalpark #texas 🧢 tip to #joshabbottband
Last stop before driving out of the park....Santa Elena Canyon. 1300 ft cliffs on either side....a very muddy Rio Grande in the middle. USA to my left, Mexico to my right. 🇲🇽 🇺🇸
One of our favorite drives in Texas - the Big Bend National and State Parks. Beautiful winding roads and spectacular views for miles. Where's your favorite Texas beauty spot? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bigbendnationalpark #bigbendstatepark #bigbendranchstatepark #riogrande #mexico #creaturecoffee #texascamping #texasroadtrip #texas #tx #texasdesert #southtexas #westtexas #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #scenicdrive #texasscenicdrive #bigbendscenicdrives #coffeetogo #roadtripcoffee #keepondriving #lovetexas #ilovetx #lovebigbend #texascoffee #nocoffeeshops #campingcoffee
After getting lost in the desert, Lady Rainicorn and I decided to just enjoy the Santa Elena Canyon view rather than do the #hike in 100+ degree weather.
Aermotor no more. The Sam Nail Homestead on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park. That's a Pecan tree in the second photo. Sam and his brother arrived in the Big Bend in 1908, moved around before settling on this place in 1916. They dug a well and created an oasis to compliment their ranching operations. It is startling to walk the short trail and sit on a park bench in a shady ravine, surrounded by pecans and figs, watered by a second NPS installed mill. Surprised a New Age entrepreneur from Marfa isn't doing impromptu crystal sessions there. The depression and an extended drought persuaded the Nails to sell to the government. After acquiring the property, the NPS dismantled much of his ranch and all that structurally remains is the Adobe wall. There must have been extensive internal discussions in the 40s and 50s about preserving ranches, since the Homer Wilson ranch and the Cartridge cotton farming at Castolon were not leveled. If overwhelmed by the desert heat, no better, more tranquil spot than the bench in the shade of a pecan. #samnail #samnailranchwalk #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #bigbendnps #adobe #ruins #oasis #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #aeromotor #windmill #irrigation #homestead #settlers #ranching #figs #pecan #tranquil #conservation #homerwilson #visitbigbend #txwindmills
Lady Rainicorn is ready for a scenic drive! 🚙
Big Bend National Park is awesome! So much to explore! We hiked to Mule Ear Springs enjoying the desert hike to an oasis around the spring. Then off to Santa Elena Canyon! The crossing of the “normally dry” Terlingua Creek was surprising. Having succeeded with that we were rewarded with breathtaking views of the canyon. The magnitude of the sheer walls rising 1500 feet isn’t fully appreciated until you’re standing between those walls! Moving back up Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive we explored abandoned ranches, historic Castelon, and lovely geologic formations! @bigbendnps @nationalparkservice #beautifulcountry #bigbendnationalpark #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #muleearsprings #santaelenacanyon #deserthike #canyonhike #RoamingRileys #OptOutside #BeDifferent #RoaminRileys #BeFree #GreatAdventure #AdventureIsOutThere #LiveFree #MyTrail #RegularWeirdPeople #LiveLifeFeetFirst #hikeformentalhealth #hfmh
We aren’t joking when we say we love Big Bend National Park. We have been there 9 times and made all of our friends and family drive 8 hours from Austin for our wedding at Sotol Vosta overlook . . . . #travel #tourism #instatravel #wanderlust #travelgram #travelblogger #lesbian #queer #lesbiansloveferns #beautifulplaces #vacation #nature #natureporn #explore #earth #traveladdict #explore #gooutside #getlost #nationalparkgeek #liveoutdoors #adventure #traveltips #sotolvista #bigbendnationalpark #lesbianwedding #rossmaxwellscenicdrive
Santa Elena Canyon
Santa Elena Canyon in the distance... #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #rossmaxwellscenicdrive i#iphone6splus
Big Bend is far, it's dry, it's hot and it's huge! But it's so worth it! We loved every moments of it from hiking in the desert, to bathing in hot springs and kayaking a canyon on the Rio Grande! #bigbend #desert #nationalpark #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #fulltimerving #fulltimefamilies #rvlife #traveltrailerlife #solarpanels #rving #exploretexas #explore #traveling #travel #desertlife
110|B I G B E N D-2 2 out of 2 with our big bend videos. This was our 2nd day in the area. We enjoyed an amazing breakfast, drove down Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, & completed two hikes: Santa Elena Canyon Trail & The Window Trail. Jamie also taught Maiyah how to skip rocks and I can’t believe I caught it on video! Everything about this getaway was everything we needed ❤️
This is not the sunset picture I was hoping for this day, but you just have to take what mother nature provides. #bigbend #nationalpark #park #texas #muleears #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #outdoors #hike #nature #desert #mountains
Epic photo with Deadpool and the beauty of nature! This is one of my favorite pictures that I took while vacationing at Big Bend National Park during Spring Break 2018. My four-wheel drive truck was very beneficial on this trip.
This view doesn’t suck
May God bless you and keep you, be gracious to you and shine his countenance upon your face throughout this next year of life! #asaviorisborn #christ #heavenonearth #sunsets #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #bigbendnps #texas #peaceonearth
✈️🌍 TRAVEL DIARY 2012: Big Bend National Park, Texas USA. The park consists of the entire Chisos Mountain Range, and Chihuahuan Dessert. Behind me, is the actual land bordering Mexico. #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #chisosmountainrange #dessert #chihuahuadessert #mexicoborder #mexicanborder #travel #texas #santaelenacanyon #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #riogrande #riogranderiver #holiday #vacation #travelblog #adventure #traveladventure #travelling #travels #travelphoto #traveling #traveltheworld #travelingram #travellife
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