Rio Grande Vista Of Crown Mountain
August 28, 2021
A peaceful scenic vista of Crown Mountain (7,010 feet) from the winding Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park as it flows gently southward towards the Gulf of Mexico.
Once a remote and seemingly inhospitable area reached only by miles of dirt roads, the Big Bend National Park is now one of the most popular vacation destinations in the state of Texas, visited by over 450,000 visitors each year. Scenic vistas, diverse wildlife, outdoor adventure, historic sites, dark skies, and border culture rank among the features visitors enjoy in Big Bend. We look forward to sharing this special place with you.
From an elevation of less than 1,800 feet along the Rio Grande to nearly 8,000 feet in the Chisos Mountains, the Big Bend National Park (located in Southwest Texas) includes massive canyons, vast desert expanses, forested mountains, and the ever-changing Rio Grande river. Visitors enjoy scenic vistas, diverse wildlife, outdoor adventure, historic sites, dark skies, and border culture.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Cookie Ballou.