I've been thinking of Big Bend often and I can't wait to schedule a trip back out there. The park entrance is about 7.5 hours from my house, with another hour or so of driving within the park to get to the Chisos Basin Campground. Big Bend is HUGE and it can easily take all day to drive through if you're stopping for little hikes and viewpoints - as we did. I'd really enjoy going back to spend time exploring one area or backpacking a specific trail. Being honest with myself, I'll go back in any way I can and with anyone willing to enjoy the experience. Here are some photos from a trip in January of 2014 with my other half and one of our best friends.