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Big Bend National Park

Sometimes considered "three parks in one," Big Bend includes mountain, desert, and river environments. An hour's drive can take you from the banks of the Rio Grande to a mountain basin nearly a mile high. Here, you can explore one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States, and experience unmatched sights, sounds, and solitude.

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

As you pass through the Chihuahuan Desert and Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico and west Texas-filled with prickly pear, chollas, sotols and agaves-you might never guess there are more than 300 known caves beneath the surface. The park contains 113 of these caves, formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone, creating some of the largest caves in North America.

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Last modified: 10/05/16