Desert Beckons Below South Rim
August 30, 2020
A captivating view of the desert far below the Big Bend National Park's South Rim that hikers experience along its challenging trail that covers a 2,000 foot upward gain. The stunning vistas are midway from the South Rim.
The South Rim Trail is done as a loop that can be done in either direction. Hikers can ascend either the steeper Pinnacles Trail or the more gradual Laguna Meadows Trail.
From an elevation of less than 1,800 feet along the Rio Grande to nearly 8,000 feet in the Chisos Mountains, Big Bend includes massive canyons, vast desert expanses, forested mountains, and an ever-changing river. Big Bend National Park is located in Southwest Texas.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by T. VandenBerg.