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Big Bend National Park: Outer Loop Trail

From the Chisos Mountains to the Chihuahuan Desert, this 3- or 4-day hike samples it all.

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PERMITS: Overnight camping requires a backcountry permit. Go to nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/permits.htm for prices and more details.

MORE INFO: Big Bend National Park, (432) 477-2251; nps.gov/bibe

To Trailhead

Start from the Chisos Basin Visitor Center, 7 miles S of the Panther Junction Visitor Center on the Chisos Basin Rd.

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