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Big Bend National Park

Google Map Coordinates: Latitude: 29.325581 / Longitude: -103.205818

Few US national parks are as remote as Big Bend - the two main northern entrances are both over an hour's drive from any mainstream town, and the nearest major city is El Paso, 300 miles west. Yet despite the isolation, visitation has been steadily increasing in recent years as more people learn about the fantastic mixture of desert, mountain and river canyon scenery within and around the park.

The dominant feature of Big Bend National Park is the Rio Grande, the course of which runs generally northwest from the Gulf of Mexico but takes a long diversion south of several mountain ranges before turning back north towards New Mexico; the national park sits in the lower part of this 'big bend', adjacent to the international border. Three major canyons fall within the park boundary; Santa Elena, Marsical and Boquillas, between which the river flows through desert land that is wild and largely unreachable.

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