Big Bend Conservancy
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Still Doing OKThese 23 parks cope with a few challenges, some of them in gateway areas.8. Big Bend National ParkTEXAS (Score: 69)Far from almost everywhere, Big Bend suffers from both U.S. and Mexican air pollution as well as sharply lower levels in the Rio Grande. Otherwise, a winner: "Not overused by hordes of visitors. The most natural park I've visited." "Authentic, unspoiled." "The gateways of Terlingua and Lajitas tend toward a Western movie set, but not excessively."
I would be interested to know the percentage of how many Texans have never been to either place.
Probably the vast majority of Texans have never been to either place.They go to Colorado, go sking, go to Florida, or go to the mall but many of them don't even know that Big Bend exists and can't find it on a map. I am always shocked when people who have lived here their entire lives ask me where Big Bend is. I have been to both parks and think BBNP is better in many ways but GUMO can be combined with a stop in Balmorhea and has McKittrick Canyon and the Pratt Lodge..So they are both the best.. TWWG
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