While Big Bend is a somewhat remote area of our great state, it is truly a gorgeous and pristine section of Texas which deserves a visit. There are many lovely areas of the Big Bend National Park that make it a great destination for someone looking to get away from a congested urban lifestyle or cold and bleary winter weather.
Getting to Big Bend – the First Adventure
The closest commercial airport is El Paso or Midland/Odessa – which are 300 and 160 miles away, respectively. If you fly into Midland/Odessa, you might want to spend a night at a B&B there before the day of driving that lies ahead. Or, if you fly into El Paso, stop along the way at a Fort Davis bed and breakfast to break the trip up. Part of what makes the park special is that you really have to want to be there – it is remote and that makes it uncrowded and serene. (more…)