Texas New Mexico Itinerary

10 Day Texas New Mexico National Parks Road Trip Itinerary

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On this 10-day Texas New Mexico road trip itinerary, you will visit four national parks plus make a quick detour to a gem of a state park that just might be one of the big highlights of the trip. Go hiking in Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains, explore the underground wonderland of Carlsbad Caverns, and sled on dunes as white …

Permian Reef Trail

How to Hike the Permian Reef Trail | Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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The Permian Reef Trail is an awesome hike in the McKittrick Canyon section of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Leave the crowds behind as you ascend to the top of a Wilderness Ridge with spectacular views into McKittrick Canyon and the surrounding area. While everyone else is hiking the other two trails in this area, the McKittrick Canyon Trail and the McKittrick …

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12 Best National Parks to Visit in November (USA)

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Planning a trip to the US national parks in November and don’t know which ones to visit? The cooler weather in November makes this one of the best times of the year to visit the parks across the southern part of the USA. Road trip through Utah’s Mighty 5, go sledding on sand as white as the snow, and explore …

National Parks in October

13 Best National Parks to Visit in October (USA)

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In October, fall colors sweep across much of the United States. The majority of the parks that you will see on this list are parks that are ablaze in fall colors. Some of these are obvious picks, such as Acadia and Shenandoah, but a few may surprise you. In this guide, we list 13 beautiful national parks to visit in …

Badlands National Park

14 Best National Parks to Visit in April (USA)

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Which are the best national parks to visit in April? In this guide, we list 14 wonderful parks in the USA. On this list are a few of the most popular parks in the USA, several great spring break destinations, and a few remote, quieter parks to visit. About this National Park Series This article is part of a series …

Arches National Park

10 Best National Parks to Visit in March (USA)

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Planning a trip to the US national parks in March but don’t know which ones to visit? March brings warmer temperatures to most of the United States. Travel begins to pick up during this month, both because of the warmer weather and because families are hitting the road for spring break. There are a lot of great national parks to …

Devils Hall Trail Guide

How to Hike the Devil’s Hall Trail | Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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The Devil’s Hall Trail is one of the best hikes to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It’s also one of the most unique. For a good portion of this hike, you will be walking through a wash. On this part of the trail, you rock scramble up and over boulders of all sizes. For those who like rock scrambling, …

How to Visit Guadalupe Mountains

16 Great Things to Do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Canyons, gypsum sand dunes, fossilized coral reefs, the Chihuahuan Desert, and some of the highest peaks in Texas…these are all things that you can see in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. If you like hiking, you’ll love this park. Almost everything in the park requires some sort of short walk or hike…there is very little that you can see from your …

McKittrick Canyon

How to Hike the McKittrick Canyon Trail to Pratt Cabin, the Grotto & the Notch

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Hiking the McKittrick Canyon Trail to Pratt Cabin, the Grotto, and the Notch is one of the most popular hikes in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This hike starts off relatively easy, as it is a mostly flat walk through the canyon to get to the first two sights, the Pratt Cabin and the Grotto. Beyond the Grotto, the trail gets …

Top of Texas

How to Hike to Guadalupe Peak, the “Top of Texas”

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At 8,751 feet, Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas. Hiking to this peak is one of the best things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This is a tough hike but the views from the top are unbeatable. In this guide, we cover everything you need to know to hike to Guadalupe Peak and climb to the …

Work Remotely in USA

15 Great Places to Work Remotely in the USA

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought huge changes to how we live and work. With lockdowns and social distancing, employees of many businesses began to work remotely. Home offices, kitchens, and spare bedrooms became the new office space for many people. What we thought would be a temporary adjustment has now become a more permanent aspect of many people’s lives. If you …

3 Days in Big Bend

3 Days in Big Bend National Park: The Perfect Itinerary

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If you are planning a trip to Big Bend National Park, one of the first things you might ask is “how many days do I need?” Three days in Big Bend gives you just enough time to visit all three sections of the park, go hiking, and day trip into Mexico. In this Big Bend itinerary, we cover everything you …

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Big Bend Ranch State Park: Things to do with Limited Time

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Big Bend Ranch State Park is an overlooked gem in west Texas. Visitors come to this area to explore Big Bend National Park, but what many don’t know is that there is an amazing state park located right around the corner. Big Bend Ranch State Park is awesome. It has all of the ingredients of a perfect outdoor destination: easy …

Things to do in Big Bend

Best of Big Bend: 10 Great Things to do in Big Bend National Park

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Isolated, remote, wild, rugged…this is Big Bend National Park. Located on the southwestern corner of Texas, within the Chihuahuan Desert, is an extraordinary mountain range that is a haven for hikers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts. In this post, learn about the best things to do in Big Bend National Park with tips to help you have the best experience.   …

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock Hike: A Short but Sweet Hike in Big Bend National Park

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The Balanced Rock hike is one of our favorites in Big Bend National Park. It’s short, it’s relatively easy, and there is a brief section of rock scrambling that is fun for kids and adults. But the real reason for doing this hike is to see Balanced Rock, one of the most unique rock formations in the park. Here’s how …

Best Hikes Big Bend

15 Great Hikes to Do in Big Bend National Park

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Big Bend National Park is a hiker’s paradise. Hiking trails crisscross their way through the Chihuahuan Desert, along hot springs and the Rio Grande, and up and over the Chisos Mountains. Take your pick from short, easy strolls to off-the-beaten-path adventures to challenging mountain summits. Here are 15 of the best hikes in Big Bend National Park. This list is …

Emory Peak Big Bend

Hiking to Emory Peak in Big Bend National Park

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Emory Peak is the highest peak in the Chisos Mountains and Big Bend National Park. It’s a tough hike to get here but the view over the park is unbeatable. There are two different ways to do this hike. The quickest and most direct way is to hike out-and-back to Emory Peak from the Chisos Basin Visitor Center. Option #2, …

South Rim Trail Big Bend

How to Hike the South Rim Trail in Big Bend National Park

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The South Rim Trail is one of the best ways to experience Big Bend National Park. Starting in the Chisos Basin, you will steadily climb up to the South Rim, where jaw-dropping views of the Chihuahuan Desert await. Add on the short but steep climb up Emory Peak for an even more epic experience. Here’s what you need to know …

Ernst Tinaja

How to Hike the Ernst Tinaja Trail in Big Bend National Park

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The Ernst Tinaja Trail is one of the most unique hikes to do in Big Bend National Park. This is a short, easy trail through a slot canyon, featuring a series of waterholes located within colorful layers of limestone rock. Those looking for a little more adventure can continue the hike past the water-filled pools and rock scramble their way …