Short hike is a relative term. You can speed through these hikes fairly quick. Most are around 1-2 miles round trip and if you consider you walk around 20-30 minutes a mile, they are relatively short. However, I encourage you to go slow. Be present and take in your surroundings. Notice and look at everything.
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Trip and Travel Guide for Big Bend.
What makes Big Bend so magical? There is a tangible healing we feel when we return to nature. Nature, in good doses, is better than anything a doctor can prescribe. Science is even beginning to catch up to this. However, people don’t appreciate nature as much as they should. Furthermore, folks simply don’t get out enough to build that respect fo nature. Big Bend, a geological wonder, is one of the best places to feel nature's impact. I believe that's due to the overwhelming sense of creation. You can’t help but feel connected to the land. When you visit, take long pauses and soak it in. Don’t rush, hikes aren’t races. Let your mind go blank for a while. Then you will experience the magic of Big Bend.
We all must do all we can to preserve and protect this fragile environment. We all have to be respectful. Respect the land, the park rules, the surrounding communities, and preserve the dark skies. Stay on designated trails, leave no trace, leave wildlife alone.
Enjoy this most intriguing and beautiful land and its geological wonders. $0 is made on this website.
-Adam D. Brower
Conserve, Respect & Awareness