Located at East of El Paso, the Big Bend National Park of Texas is one big joyride. The wide, never-ending sky and a landscape that is rarely seen anywhere in the world, this borderland national park is a traveler’s delight. Once you take a glance at the photographs of this region, you’ll soon find the rugged mountains, the desert, the curves and the grassland very familiar. Many films including the likes of ‘No Country For Old Men’ and ‘There Will Be Blood’ were shot in this region. Gas up your car and pick up a few sodas, because it is time for a road trip.
Starting up from the Oil Town of Fort Stockton, you will have to make this your base. From here, you can take up day trips to the Big Bend Country and the fort buildings in the small town are something to look forward to. Before you begin your journey, make sure that you have accommodations reserved at your final destination. There are a few accommodation facilities available within the park but depending upon the time of your visit, they can be hard to book at the last minute.
Your next stop would be town called Alpine, for which you will need to take up Interstate 10 towards west and exit south for 67. Going west on Highway 90 will take you to the town Alpine where you can enjoy Mexican snow cones and other such Mexican delights. You won’t have much trouble finding a good place to eat around this resurgent town. As you head west on Highway 90, you’ll set course for the famous Marfa, known for mysterious floating lights.
Crossing the ghost town of Shafter while moving south on Highway 67, look around for River Road to reach a beautiful stretch along the banks of a muddy river and some interesting resorts till you reach Study Butte. From here on prepare for your final destination, the huge park, which will keep you occupied whether you are interested in a long trek, a drive in the desert or look for tall grass, animals and pink cactus. From the entrance of the park till Marathon, keep your cameras ready because there is plenty of amazing things to capture.