trip report by site editor Rick McCharles
One highlight of Big Bend National Park you should not miss are the Hot Springs.
A reminder of the park’s past volcanic turmoil, the Langford Hot Springs (or just “hot springs”; everyone will know what you’re talking about) is a small, jacuzzi-sized pool of naturally occurring 105°F (41°C) water from deep below the earth. …
It’s a short walk from the parking lot. Bring a flashlight at night.
Even better is to hike the Hot Springs Rim trail first. Finishing with a dip.
The trailhead features the amazingly well preserved buildings from the Livingston family days.
I started up the Hot Springs Trail.
Continued on to the Hot Springs Rim Trail high above the Rio Grande.
I left a Summit Stone at a nice viewpoint.
Relaxed there looking over the river into Mexico. Very tranquil.
I backtracked to the Hot Springs just in time for dusk. 🙂
This is the life.