Closest City: Alpine, TX
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Coolest Feature: Floating down the Rio Grande through Santa Elena Cavern.
One the most overlooked treasures in the National Park system, Big Bend has some of the most rewarding and secluded trails in the region. With 245 miles of riverfront access on the Guadalupe, you don't even have to hike if you don't want to. You can just float down the Mexican-American border, surrounded by mesas that most definitely contain fossils from the Cretaceous period. That's luxury.